It was over two years ago when a national newspaper announced that 70% of Pinterest users have wedding-themed boards before they are even engaged. And its popularity with brides-to-be has continued to grow!
Firstly, are you using Pinterest? If the answer is yes, you’ll know there are so many benefits that come when you’re planning your big day. Ditching the traditional 200-page collage wedding planning books in favour of a more interactive and digital version, you have access to the latest images from your favourite brands to compile the ultimate wedding supplier list.
The same survey also revealed that 89% of brides-to-be use wedding planning apps to help them prepare for the big day. When combined with using Pinterest, brides are staying in full control of their planning activities.
Here’s our top tips for using Pinterest to plan your big day.
Most designers and boutiques post images of their latest collections straight to Pinterest and other social media accounts. So, instead of booking endless appointments at numerous bridal boutiques, you can jump the queue and create a wish list.
- Wedding inspiration
From photographers to wedding planners and pretty much everyone in between, you can find some stunning styled shoots that you can gather ideas and inspiration from. Just remember to retain your sense of creativity and style when looking at shoots. Let the images add to your planning, not create it.
- Your profile
So, you’re busy plotting and pinning your way to the big day, finding images from everywhere and creating your boards, we’d recommend setting up a private board with access just for friends and family. This means you won’t annoy your followers who loved your page before the engagement, but also keeps your details secret until the big day.
- The pictures you pin
For your own planning, but also if you are working with a planner, it’s a good idea to personalise the captions on all images – to remind you at a later date why you were drawn to that picture, what inspired you, what inspiration you took from it. This level of detail will make your communications with planners and suppliers so much easier in the future.
We regularly post images from our latest bridal collections, but also offer something a little different to the wedding planning process. Just check out our Real Brides board – they’re gorgeous.
Happy pinning, everyone!