Pinterest is a great place to start planning your wedding for two reasons: first because of the abundance of creative and inspirational wedding ideas you’ll find on there and, second, because it’s a great place to collect, sort and organise your own ideas.
If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, it’s basically an online platform that allows you to create visual ‘pinboards’ or collections of images. In terms of wedding planning, this means you can search other people’s boards for wedding ideas, as well as create different image boards for your own wedding: think different boards of wedding dresses, venues, hairstyles, and so on.
Like with everything, there is a flipside to having so many ideas at your disposal. On Pinterest, the number of creative ideas can leave you feeling overwhelmed. That’s why it can help to have a style already in mind. Here are some suggestions to help you get the most out of this useful tool.
1. Write a list of each aspect of your wedding
Consider each aspect of your wedding and write down all the areas where you’re still in need of inspiration. It can help to think of the wedding in terms of distinct time slots: Getting ready, Wedding Ceremony, Dinner, Reception and Evening party. This will help you visualise the day and the specifics of what needs to be planned.
Bridesmaids shoes … and so on.
After you’ve listed the things you need ideas for you can start collecting images that appeal and creating your boards on Pinterest.
2. Define your style
As I mentioned earlier, deciding on a style for your wedding is one of the most effective ways of making your wedding day look gorgeous and put together. It also happens to be a brilliant way of helping to make planning your wedding a whole lot easier.
For instance, when it comes to checking out the millions of creative ideas out there on Pinterest, your chosen style or theme will help you navigate through all those ideas and establish what will and won’t work. Instead of being overwhelmed, you’ll be focused on searching for the best ideas to go with your theme. A theme or style need not be rigid or binding, you can even put your own unique twist on it. Your theme, be it beach wedding or a traditional affair against the backdrop of a castle, is like a red thread running through everything and tying it all beautifully together.
3. Try to be practical with your budget
While Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration for your and plan your wedding day, sometimes it can get you a little too inspired. Try to be discerning and remember that often simple works best. Set a budget beforehand and keep it in mind as you check out all the lovely ideas on Pinterest. You might even find exciting ways to cut costs by checking out the many clever and creative wedding tips other brides have shared on their own boards.
Look at planning a wedding on a budget for more wedding organizing tips.