Do you know about pinterest? If so, I’m guessing you are probably a bit obsessed, if not – be prepared to become obsessed! :) So what is pinterest? It’s a place to store all your online inspirations. Perfect for all your wedding ideas, right? All those jpgs you’ve been saving on your desktop or links you’ve had booked marked – all conveniently in one place now. So easy to share with your bridesmaids, your mom and your fiance!
Just install the simple browser plugin “pin it” on your browser and you are ready. So anytime you see something you want to remember, you just click the plug in and install it your page. You can also create boards to keep everything organized. So, not only can you store all your wedding ideas, but also ideas for your home, parties, fashion, DIY projects, babies and more. No more wondering where that photo came from or wondering where the DIY instructions are. Each photo links to the original source – that is one of my favorite things about it!
Did you know that Green Wedding Shoes is on pinterest?! Yep, you can follow me here to see all my latest fun finds. I share not only wedding ideas, but also some of my food finds, home design ideas, baby ideas and fashion. Here are some of my latest pins…
and some of my pins for my flowers board – you can create as many “boards” as you want. Perfect for invitation ideas, wedding dresses, diy projects, bridesmaids dress – you could even share this board with your ladies to give them ideas what you are thinking! The ideas are endless…
So that’s how I use pinterest, but I also wanted to ask some other current brides-to-be how they are using pinterest to help plan their wedding and here is what they had to say. :)
What Holly had to say about pinterest, “My life forever changed when I discovered Pinterest (ok – a little dramatic, but totally true). I was always one of those people who saved a million and a half photos to my desktop and in a bunch of unorganized folders. It really didn’t make any sense. I didn’t even know what I had in there, or where any of it came from. That is why I love Pinterest. I pin a lot of different things. But mostly It has been a life saver when it comes to my wedding planning. I have separate boards for everything from general inspiration, to gowns I like, to item ideas for our registry, etc. The best part? It automatically links back to where you originally found the image. Its quickly become one of the best resources in my wedding planning. It keeps me organized (and sane).”
Thanks Holly for sharing why you love pinterest! Love that you have a board for your groom, wedding gowns, accessories and bridesmaids. You can see her collections here on pinterest
Maia is also currently planning her wedding in Wisconsin. She writes a fun design blog called Conundrum and she sent over her top 5 reasons she loves using pinterest which I thought was super helpful.
1. It helps hone the theme and look your hoping to achieve on your big day.
When I first started pinning ideas for my wedding I thought I had a pretty clear idea of what I liked and wanted for the overall look, but after a couple weeks of pinning I was browsing my wedding board and realized, wow, I had no idea I liked pink so much! Its realizations like this that have really made me appreciate Pinterest more and more. Because you might think you have a pretty clear idea in your head but as any designer will tell you it’s not until you start seeing actual visual feedback can that idea evolve and take shape.
2. It’s a much more convenient form of bookmarking.
One of my favorite features of Pinterest is that every image links to the original source. So when I’m looking at wedding dresses on one site or floral arrangements on another I can just pin that image and then go back later if I want to revisit that item or site.
3. Following other wedding boards
I guess this one is kind’ve a no brainer but I love that many of my favorite wedding bloggers have their own Pinterest accounts, so it can be a quick and easy way to look at what they like or have been blogging about lately. A good place to start to find some of the best boards is to visit the tastemakers section of Pinterest. This can go both ways of course, with family and friends often strewn across the country or world it is a good way to keep them all updated on what your loving for your wedding day. Just have them follow your wedding board and they can check it whenever they like.
4. Get organized
While I only have one wedding board, I follow other people who have broken up their inspirations into every possible category; invitations, the dress, setting, flower inspiration etc. This way you can really compartmentalize all the things your finding and quickly access them again when you need to.
Ok so to be honest I have not used this capability much yet, but I love that Pinterest now has an app. Just imagine the possibilities! You can take a picture of anything you find while out and about and post it to your wedding board. I think this will be especially helpful when testing out hairstyles or looking at flower arrangements at your local shop. I agree Maia, I think this could be SUPER USEFUL for brides! – Jen
Thanks so much Maia! Those are so helpful and really great reasons why I think pinterest is great for brides planning their wedding.
Ready to starting PINNING? :) Typically you do have to request an invite, but the pinterest team has partnered up with Green Wedding Shoes to give out as many invites to use pinterest as our readers want – YAY! So click here to sign up and start “pinning” all your wedding inspirations in one place!
**note-you will see a screen with a button that says Request An Invite. Click that button and enter your email. You will then receive an email with your login. Then start pinning! :)**
And if you are looking for some great people to follow, I recommend following some of your favorite bloggers – I’m sure they are probably on pinterest! Some of my favorites that I follow and highly recommend include:
Happy Pinning!! :)