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Wedding Tips: How to Use Pinterest for Wedding Planning!

If you’re currently wedding planning, it’s safe to say you’ve probably spent a little time (or more likely…way too many hours!) on Pinterest. 

Filled with an endless stream of ideas and inspiration, Pinterest has quickly become the go-to app for engaged couples. But with SO much creative inspo out there, navigating your way throughout the platform can also be kind of overwhelming.

So how can you make the most out of Pinterest without getting totally lost in the process? From keeping your pins organised to finding relevant inspiration for your day, keep reading for our top 5 tips on using Pinterest for wedding planning below.

How to use Pinterest for wedding planning tips

1. ORGANISE YOUR BOARDS

The thing about Pinterest is – it’s addictive. One minute you’re searching for a photo of your dream bouquet, and the next thing you know, you’re 5 hours deep into the Pinterest rabbit hole! With this in mind, you’ll want to have a strategy in place to keep all of your inspiration organised and easy to refer back to.

The best way to organise your pins is to create an individual board for each element of your wedding – so, table decor, stationery, hair and makeup, lighting, etc. This will make it much easier to go back and find the pins you love when you need them. You can also divide each board into “sections” if you want to categorise your pins even further (for example, into different colour themes or styles).

Once you’ve created your individual boards, it can also be helpful to create a “master” board with a curated selection of your favourite pins. Use this board to save your top 2-3 picks from each category. Once complete, this master board will essentially reflect your overall wedding vision or “theme” for the day, and you can easily see how each of your different elements work together.

How to use Pinterest for wedding planning tips

2. USE SPECIFIC SEARCH TERMS

Pinterest is a visual search engine filled with literally billions of different images – so finding the right inspiration to suit your vision can sometimes feel impossible! To streamline your time spent on Pinterest, get super specific with your search terms to help you find relevant inspiration, quicker.

Think about the different adjectives, words and colours that best describe your vision for the day, like “romantic”, “organic”, “modern”, “festival” or “luxe”. These are the words you should be using in your Pinterest searches to help you find the best results. 

For example, instead of searching for “wedding table settings”, search for “bohemian wedding table settings”, “modern colourful table settings” or “white and green wedding table settings”. 

Bonus tip: Once you find a pin you love, click the circular icon hovering on the corner of the image. This is the “visually similar results” tool, and allows Pinterest to scan the image and provide you with similar ones to match!

 

3. SHARE YOUR BOARDS WITH SUPPLIERS

Sharing your Pinterest boards with your wedding suppliers is a great way to communicate your ideas to them throughout the planning process. 

Go ahead and share your master board with suppliers like your wedding planner, wedding stylist or floral designer to help them understand exactly what you’re envisaging for your big day. Trying to describe your dream wedding without a visual reference can sometimes be tricky, but your master board will help to ensure everyone is on the same page.

You might also want to leave notes or captions on your pins to help your suppliers understand your thought process. For example, “I love the style of this bouquet, but with more florals and less greenery”. Sharing your boards with your wedding suppliers allows them to contribute their own pins and suggestions too, making it easy to bounce ideas and collaborate.


Image via Roy Byrne

4. USE THE PINTEREST BROWSER BUTTON

Did you know you can pin images from outside the Pinterest app, too? The Pinterest browser button allows you to save images from anywhere across the web, so be sure to download this before you get stuck into your wedding planning – you never know where inspiration might strike!

Use the Pinterest browser button to pin your favourite inspiration from real weddings and styled shoots from wedding blogs online. You can also pin images from the website galleries of your wedding suppliers and wedding venue, too, or even upload images directly from your camera roll.


Image via Figtree Pictures

5. SET REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS

As much as we love to draw inspiration from Pinterest, it’s also important to keep your expectations in check. Remember, many of the images you see on Pinterest are from carefully curated styled shoots or luxury weddings with huge budgets. It just might not be feasible to replicate them exactly for your own big day.

Instead, embrace Pinterest as an amazing source of inspiration – but make sure your expectations are realistic, too. Think about how you can take ideas from Pinterest but tailor them to suit your own wedding vision, budget and priorities for the day. This will also help you plan a celebration that feels authentic, unique and completely personalised to you and your partner!

If you’re looking for real wedding inspiration from across the Tweed Coast, head over to our TCW Pinterest page to see the latest work from our Tweed Coast wedding venues and suppliers. You can also find our top tips on planning your wedding from self-isolation right here.

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