Half of the problem when planning a wedding is keeping all the loose ends together. Particularly when it comes to ideas about décor, dresses, shoes, venues, hair, cakes, the bits and pieces that make a wedding a wedding.
Which might mean – contrary to the popular belief that you need a wedding planner pronto – that you simply need a good filing system. And we’re not advocating the old lever arch kind.
For those of you who haven’t yet been introduced to Pinterest, then now is your moment. The social network has millions of users all over the world and functions like a virtual ‘pin-up board’. It’s incredibly easy to use and places its emphasis on images.
“It is a really great place in which to experiment with colour and ideas”, my friend Patty gushes. Like many people, she has been roped in to help a friend of hers walk down the aisle in one piece. And she’s delegated this role to Pinterest.
Take a moment to go and look at the millions of wedding boards already up there for ideas. And what you like, you simply re-pin onto your own board (once you’ve logged in and set up a profile, which won’t take long – you can even use your Facebook login).
After a short while a picture begins forming in front of you, and what you thought might look good – baby pink and grey with a hint of marmalade – is suddenly won over by your predilection for fuschia and white (you never thought it would look so good, which is why you opted for the quieter trio of colours). Pinterest has a way of bringing it all together.
It is also a really easy space in which to visually ‘bookmark’ the blogs and wedding vendor websites you want to keep track of. Pinterest describes itself as ‘a virtual pinboard to organise and share the things you love.’ Within moments you can save all the inspiring cakes, hairstyles, dress styles, décor and colour ideas you see on the web.
Will it replace the wedding planner? Some planners say not. They actually use the space themselves not only to market their own ideas, but also to visually put together the idea they think the bride in question is after, so that the two of them can work from that point on.
Start by pinning this article to your new Pinterest profile!
Happy Wedding Planning!