There is no disputing the fact that Pinterest has changed the game for weddings, along with a number of other areas of life. With access to so.much.inspiration the bar was raised all around and the soul-crushing, life derailing concept of “pinterest-perfect” entered our lives. I get questions on Pinterest A LOT from my clients. Here’s an easy step by step process to harness that inspiration, keep it all organized, and battle the scroll overwhelm.
STEP 1: One Board for Style
Set up one board that is exclusively dedicated to your wedding style (colors, textures, overall design). When you look at this board, it should FEEL like the wedding you want to have. Keep the sources and individual ideas for various areas off this board. This board is purely about "pretty"! Those table numbers that you want to recreate, but are neon orange, and don't match your cream and blush look do not belong here. Reference this board when making your design and decor decisions to keep everything a lovely and consistent look. Hold up those place cards you're contemplating next to this board and see if they look like they would fit in. Translating that to real-life-speak: hold your phone with your board pulled up next to your computer screen with your escort card options and compare. Do they fit your overall style? Yes, click purchase! No, keep shopping.
STEP 2: Add Boards for Specific Ideas
Set up one or more boards that are dedicated to wedding ideas. You can scale this up or down based on how much you're using Pinterest in your wedding planning. These boards are for the individual ideas and details that you like and may want to incorporate into your day, and don't have to represent the exact style that you're trying to create. You can break these down by areas to match your budget, or just group like things together in a way that makes sense to you. Some popular examples are: Dresses + Tuxes, Cakes, Favors, Sweets Tables, Floral, Updos, etc. The Heirloom Pinterest page has some great categories of inspiration already broken down for you!
STEP 3: Store All Shop-Sources Together
Keep one board that is dedicated to "sources". It's a streamlined place for all the Etsy links, vendors you want to look in to later, or other shops that are swirling around the internet. When you're ready to order, you can reference this back and easily access that online source you found for succulents or terrariums 6 months ago during your late night pin-binge.
It's really helpful to note what you like about the idea in the caption area, so when you're referencing back to it, or when you send that board to one of your vendors, there is no guessing about why you pinned it. It may slow down your pin-fury speed, but once there are a lot of images on the board, you'll be thankful that it's clear why you pinned it
Are you following Heirloom on Pinterest? Here are some of my favorite boards:
- Tabletop Inspiration
- Ceremony Inspiration
- Wedding Paper Goods
- Place Cards, Escort Cards and Table Numbers
- Make the Pretty Mean Something
Happy Pinning Loves!