Everyone has a wedding Pinterest board, right? Even if you are not the kind of person who’s been dreaming of your wedding day your whole life, we know you still have a Pinterest board called “Wedding”, don’t you? Admit it, it’s ok! While looking for the perfect cake recipe you’ve come across a cool wedding idea and just saved it for later.
So we want to tell you how to take that mess of a board you’ve been pinning to for years and turn it into a cohesive wedding board that can be used to share with wedding vendors, the bridal party, and even your new mother-in-law; that will showcase all your colors and theme ideas.
But 1st, the Why?
We use Pinterest to connect with our couple over pictures. Because the majority of our couples are coming for a destination wedding in Las Vegas we want to have a way to communicate about decor and ideas without ever meeting in person. Pinterest lets us color-match and describe things through visuals. We want you to show up to your wedding day and think “This is exactly like my Pinterest board!”
Here’s a video we share with our clients on how to get the most out of the Pinterest board we create for them.
But if you want to create your own wedding board here are some ideas on how to do that:
Where to start
We like to see any Pinterest board that has been started so we have a jumping-off point. Even if it’s messy, it’s a good place to pull from. Don’t try to correct this board that has been accumulating ideas for years – instead, start a new board and repins from the old one to the new one.
First things first
With a date and a venue selected, you can now start your new harmonious Pinterest board. Don’t start this new board till you have your date and venue booked and solidified. The season and the venue make a big difference in what your style and decoration will be. So get that settled first.
Pin a color mood board that is exactly the colors you want. Pinterest is a wedding mecca so just search for a color palette of whatever colors you want and you will surely find it. Also, pin a few overall style pictures in the color scheme as well.
Pull from your original board or search for pins in these categories:
- Bride’s bouquet
- Groom boutonniere
- Wedding arch
- Ceremony chairs
- Place settings
- Reception lighting
- Bridesmaid dresses
- Groomsmen attire
- Rings / Ring box
- Memorial table / Unity candle
- Sign-in / Polaroid table
- Makeup style
- Venue location
- Floral centerpieces
It may be helpful to pin several of these ideas and delete things later as you solidify your plans. Or maybe even have a few pins of the same idea and put elements from different pins.
Though Pinterest does let you make categories inside your Pinterest boards to organize pins, we don’t recommend these for wedding boards. The point of the board is to be able to get an overall look at the style, colors, and concept. You can’t see that if everything is in a subcategory. The only time this might be helpful is if your ceremony and your reception are in very different places or at very different times of day with a very different setup.
Pinterest allows you not only to share your board with others but also to make others a collaborator so they can pin as well. We find this very helpful when working with other wedding vendors. You might even consider sharing the Pinterest board with your guests so they can see the style and dress accordingly. Once someone is a collaborator on the board, they can make notes so that all the collaborators can communicate. We suggest using the notes area because only the collaborators on the board can see these. If you use the comments area, the text is then attached to the pin itself and can be seen by the public.
So we suggest inviting your cake artist, your florist, and your DJ, your cater to the board so everyone knows what to expect. We often find this sharing of the style inspires the vendors to ask questions and add suggestions to how they might help bring your vision to life.
We do suggest moving the pins around the board in a way that is most pleasing to the eye. Don’t clump all the cake pics or all the flower pics in one section. The idea is that you have a board, that at a glance you can envision the style and concept.
And of course, if all of this seems overwhelming, we always suggest having a wedding planner handle these things to you so that your wedding day can be as stress-free as possible. We’d love to handle all these details for you!
We hope that helps with your wedding planning! Now get to pinning!
Love, The Cactus and Lace Team