How Pinterest Can Help You Plan Your Wedding

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I encourage all my couples to share a Pinterest board with me so that I can gain a feel for the aesthetics of their wedding day. It’s fantastic for understanding what it is they really want. It can be a great tool to share with not just your florist but any company that may need to understand your vision.

But where do you start with Pinterest?

Public or private?

You can  easily keep your board to yourself by making it a secret board. Having a secret board means nothing you pin will appear anywhere else on Pinterest & people won't see the board on your profile. This way you can plan your dream wedding to your hearts content. 

Share your boards

Even if your board is private you can invite people to collaborate on your board. This is great for sharing your ideas! Be sure to share your board with your florist, your photographer or anyone else who may need to understand your vision. Anyone who collaborates on a group board with you can add & edit pins, but you can control who does what. 

This is the Edit Your Board page. Here you can rename your board, describe what it contains, switch the toggle to make your board a secret board & invite your friends or florist to collaborate with you.

This is the Edit Your Board page. Here you can rename your board, describe what it contains, switch the toggle to make your board a secret board & invite your friends or florist to collaborate with you.

Categorise

Make sure your Pinterest board is divided into sections. Have one for flowers, food, hairstyles & whatever else you can think of. This means you won't have to trawl through lots of images of dresses to get to that one photo of a bouquet. When I set boards up with my brides I have a section for the bridal bouquet, bridesmaids, centrepieces, & buttonholes, plus any other important areas. The more sections you have the easier it is to find something!

Here you can see the sections of one of my Brides Pinterest boards that we collaborated on together. Add as many sections as you feel necessary, to give an overview of what you would like to achieve.

Here you can see the sections of one of my Brides Pinterest boards that we collaborated on together. Add as many sections as you feel necessary, to give an overview of what you would like to achieve.

Edit, Edit, Edit

Don't just pin your images, be sure to edit the descriptions to explain what you like about the image. It will save you having to explain to the other people in your group what you like about each image. Also spend the time to go back through your boards & sections, delete any pins that aren't relevant any more. Ask yourself what is you like about the pin? Does it still fit with your wedding style? If not, delete!

Be sure to say what you do & don't like about an image if you are sharing it with a vendor. It saves you having to answer any questions.

Be sure to say what you do & don't like about an image if you are sharing it with a vendor. It saves you having to answer any questions.

Be realistic

Many of those beautiful shots are professionally taken & edited. Lots of them aren’t even real weddings, they're styled shoots. When it comes to the flowers, some of the bouquets will be faux, although very realistic looking, and many of them will be American. You need to bear all of this in mind when pinning images - sometimes they just won't be achievable. Use your pins as inspiration, not as instructions to give you a carbon copy. After all do you want the exact same wedding as someone else?

Emily xo