One of the most popular searches on Pinterest is “wedding ideas.” As soon as you type that in, hundreds of beautiful photos appear on your phone or browser. Whether you’re just starting to think about your dream wedding or have secretly been planning it for years, Pinterest is a great place to gather inspiration and begin the process. There are many ways you can use Pinterest wedding ideas to help design your wedding. However, it’s important to remember that the app isn’t a substitute for a wedding planner. Read on to learn our best Pinterest wedding tips and when it’s time to put your “pins” in front of a professional.
What is a Pinterest Wedding? (And Why You Don’t Want One)
This is an article about using Pinterest wedding ideas to plan your wedding, and the first thing I’m going to talk about is why you don’t want a Pinterest wedding. I know it sounds odd, but hear me out.
A “Pinterest wedding” takes various elements of weddings you’ve pinned on Pinterest and mimics them to bring your wedding to life. Although these types of weddings are no doubt beautiful, they are missing one critical element: YOU. Your wedding should be uniquely yours. And while a Pinterest wedding may look nice, a customized event is much more enjoyable and memorable for you and your guests.
Another key thing to consider when pinning various weddings on Pinterest is the cost. The weddings that make it to Pinterest are often elaborate, extravagant, and… expensive. Too often, future brides find a breathtaking wedding and set their heart on it without realizing the money and effort it takes to bring such an event to life. Depending on your budget, you may need to be flexible about what you can accommodate and focus on the key design elements you simply cannot imagine marrying without. That’s why it’s important to focus less on recreating a specific wedding you find on Pinterest and instead use the app to inspire you in new ways.
How to Best Use Pinterest Wedding Ideas
Pinning every beautiful wedding you see on Pinterest and asking your wedding pros to recreate it will give you a copycat wedding. Instead, there’s a better way to use Pinterest wedding ideas, and it starts by creating a wedding mood board on the app.
What is a Wedding Mood Board?
A mood board is a compilation of images that capture the essence and vibe of your dream wedding. It sets the “mood” using Pinterest wedding ideas that aren’t necessarily pictures of weddings themselves. For example, say you’re looking at interior design inspo and find a living room with the perfect colors–your dream wedding colors! Add the living room picture to your Pinterest wedding board. Or say you want a rustic wedding with antique features. Rather than searching for “rustic weddings ideas” on Pinterest, search for antiques and collectibles. The results will provide a much broader array of ideas that fit the “mood” of your dream wedding.
Gathering Pinterest Wedding Ideas that Aren’t Weddings
You can find fantastic decor ideas, wedding colors, and floral inspiration in so many different categories other than “weddings.” And it ensures your event will be unique to you and not a copy of what you see on so many other Pinterest wedding boards. Some different ways to search Pinterest wedding ideas that aren’t wedding-related are to search and pin your hobbies, favorite pastime activities, and pictures that resonate with you. You can also search for travel photos, fashion, interior design, and home decor to find images that capture the essence of your dream wedding.
How to Use Pinterest Wedding Ideas During the Planning Process
Anyone can take Pinterest wedding ideas and recreate them. However, if you want a truly customized experience, you need the help of a detail-oriented wedding planner with a big vision–someone who can take your wedding mood board, filled with living rooms and nature scenes, and create a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.
Pinterest is not a substitute for a wedding planner. Instead, it is a great place to start dreaming about your wedding, which is one of the first things you should do as a newly engaged couple. Then, when you hire a wedding planner, you can share your ideas, inspiration, and mood board and, together, plan and design a one-of-a-kind wedding.
Plan Your Dream Wedding with Park Avenue Events
Whether you’re recently engaged and are just starting to think about your wedding plans or have been dreaming about your big day for years, we can help. At Park Avenue Events, we offer planning and design services for the couple who is ready to put their Pinterest wedding ideas in the hands of the experts for a one-of-a-kind wedding. We not only help you narrow and define your wedding style, but we take care of all of the logistics too. This includes vendor selection (because you need people to bring your wedding vision to life), time and budget management, custom design, day-of coordination, and so much more. You can learn about all of our wedding planning services here. Then, contact us to inquire about your wedding date!