Things certainly have changed since I planned our wedding 12 years ago. Buying a wedding magazine back then was like a right of passage into the wedding planning dreamworld. Girls like me had 10-30 wedding magazines covering their floor and notebooks full of ripped out pages for their perfect day. I understand that Brides today are still running down to Target the second they get Engaged to get their hands on the latest Grace Ormonde and Southern Weddings, but it seems that this is merely the first step in the planning process. Back then my notebook was filled, to the max, oozing out of the seems with pieces of every major Bridal Magazine. And although this is still the case with Bride’s today, the content is extremely different. While my notebook was almost exclusively filled with Gown and Bouquet ideas, Bride’s today have sooooo much more to think about. There are much more put together themes and color pallets, extensive DIY projects, chairs, linens, details, unique shoes…. ect… and I am certain it can at some times seem overwhelming. To me, this is where it gets exciting….
Last year one of my friends sent me an invite to Pinterest…. a social media platform used to share and organize inspiration. Brilliance really. In the last year it has quickly become the third most popular social networking site falling right behind Facebook and twitter. As a photographer, our industry has embraced Pinterest as a place to share their work, gain inspiration and hone their style. However, I think the use of Pinterest for Brides has even greater potential! I mean this tool is an incredible resource that will most likely help you bring the wedding of your dreams to fruition. And there is just not much more important than your wedding day! Right???! The best part is, what for me was a clunky big notebook filled with overflowing paper can now be a convenient app on your phone! You can take pictures and pin them to your boards from anywhere and access all of your boards on the go if you need inspiration while shopping! It’s literally a wedding planning game changer!
Having these boards at your fingertips makes communicating with your planner so much easier. It also helps you identify what you want to tackle on your own and what you might need help with. Many of our Brides for this year are using Pinterest for their weddings and I have so enjoyed following along with their boards. It helps me feel like I am a part of the day and makes us even more excited for it to come!
My favorite part of Pinterest is that with a few clicks you can find inspiration on anything from DIY Wedding Projects, Vintage Gowns, Sequin Shoes, Vineyard Wedding, Hawaii Beach Wedding…. really ANYTHING your little heart desires! It’s incredible!!! You can also follow your friends and glean from what they are inspired by. It’s like a gift that keeps on givingWhen you find photos that you love, you can pin them into your own inspiration board so that it’s easy to find later. Oftentimes the photos are even links to helpful blogs that will teach you how to do that incredible DIY project you just found! It’s seriously ridiculous and I’m in love!
So, I challenge all of you fabulous savvy Brides to jump on Pinterest and dream to your hearts content! No doubt you will have so much fun and end up with an incredible wedding as a result.
Oh… and if you want to follow along with what inspires us… FOLLOW US ON PINTEREST HERE! And if you need an invite feel free to contact me with your email and I will send one over