Planning a wedding can be stressful—after all, bridezillas are a thing for a reason—but Pinterest can be an immense help. However, unorganized, mislabeled or public boards can cause more anxiety (like your overly zealous future mother-in-law overflowing your boards with her ideas) rather than being an asset. To keep your Pinterest inspiration boards organized, clear and within your control, the experts at Long Island’s Crest Hollow Country Club offer ways Pinterest can help with wedding planning. So, keep calm and pin on!
1. Keep your boards organized.
It’s easy to get lost in a Pin-trance, but if you’re unsure of wedding details, an overwhelming number of unorganized pins can be stressful rather than helpful. Avoid this by turning large categories into smaller, more specific ones. For instance, rather than having one board with all appetizer ideas, dedicate one board to meat appetizers, one to veggie appetizers and one to fruit appetizers. For wedding clothing, separate choices by similar color or design, like “short burgundy strapless dresses” or “untraditional tuxedos.”
2. Personalize your pin descriptions.
It only takes a few seconds, but before you pin an idea, write down a few words as to why you’re pinning a certain image. Weeks or months later, you may not remember what you loved about that “naked cake”; instead, write a concise description such as: “Rustic but elegant cake; would prefer it outlined in peonies rather than succulents.”
3. Opt for secret boards.
Dealing with the nosiness of relatives and friends can get under anyone’s skin. Prevent friendly intrusions by setting your wedding boards to “secret,” so only you can see and pin to these boards. Secret boards also allow you to invite other contributors, so you can enlist the help of your sister or share inspiration images with one of your vendors.
4. Use it for inspiration, not replication.
Sure, it’s OK to replicate some of your pins exactly, but copying everything from Pinterest can lead to a wedding or reception feeling inauthentic. To steer clear of a cookie-cutter wedding, add your personal touch to the pins you’re inspired by. Make vintage wooden milk crates fit in an elegant venue by spray painting them one of your wedding colors or a metallic silver or gold. This twist on the usual will be unique to your event and be something attentive guests will notice (and potentially be inspired by).
5. Let your guests in on the action.
This doesn’t mean granting your guests access to all of your wedding boards (see tip 2), but Pinterest can be helpful to those who are coming from out of town. Using the “Place Pins” feature, you can showcase fun things for your guests to do or see in between the ceremony and reception. For example, if you’re having a Long Island wedding, you can pin nearby vineyards, shops or restaurants for your guests to check out.
Pinterest is a great tool to gather inspiration for a wedding. Follow our tips, and you’ll be pinning your perfect wedding in no time. For help making your Pinterest dreams come true, contact the event planning team at the Crest Hollow Country Club.