Couples planning a wedding often turn to the internet for advice and ideas for their special day. A Web site that is relatively new on the scene has made it possible to both find ideas AND to organize all of the wedding-related stuff you find on other sites.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest.com is a virtual pinboard. Users can create as many boards as they would like and then “pin” items to their boards. A simple tool that you download from Pinterest will allow you to pin items that you find while surfing anywhere on the Web.
The site is free, and you can have followers and follow others, much like users on Twitter.
Organizing Wedding Ideas
Pinterest is a great tool for anyone who is planning a wedding, because it allows you to keep ideas that you found all over the internet in one place. For example, you just found a great pair of wedding shoes. Instead of saving it to your “favorites” folder, you can pin it to your wedding board on Pinterest. Later you come across some great wedding favors. Pin it. Same when you find the perfect centerpieces and gifts for the bridesmaid. Pin. Pin. Now, instead of having to search through your favorites folders and open 20 different pages to see everything, all of the wedding related pages that you found are neatly organized in one place.
Also, you can access your Pinterest boards from any computer or smart phone, so you don’t have to be home like you do to access your favorites folder.
Finding Ideas on Pinterest
In addition to being a way to organize ideas you find elsewhere, Pinterest is also a fabulous resource for all manner of wedding ideas. You can type in search phrases such as “wedding favors” or “wedding cake ideas” and you will have access to thousands of pins from other Pinterest users. If you see something that you like, you can repin it to your own wedding board.
One bride boasted that she planned her entire wedding using ideas that she found on Pinterest. This site is very popular with crafty people, so there are lots of do-it-yourself wedding ideas. The bride made her own save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, hair accessories for the bridesmaids, wedding favors and reception centerpieces all from ideas that she found on Pinterest.
One of the best things about her wedding was that, although the ideas came from Pinterest users, her wedding was perfectly unique. She took one idea from this user, another from that user until she had her dream wedding – and it was a wedding different from any other.
You may not find all of your wedding ideas on Pinterest, but it is a fabulous place to get ideas and find unique options for your big day.
Another way that you can use Pinterest as a wedding planning tool is by using it to communicate wedding ideas with your bridal party.
Just ask all of your bridesmaids to follow you on Pinterest and then set up a board called “Wedding Party” or “Bridemaids”. When you find something that you are considering for you wedding, you can pin it there with a note asking what they think.
They can reply right to your pin, and the other bridesmaids can all see their replies and post their own. This is an effective and convenient way to get the group’s opinion about various wedding details.
Pinterest is a fabulous addition to your wedding planning toolbox. You can get ideas from others, and pass your own ideas along to other brides.
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