How to Make Pinterest Your Friend and Avoid Idea Overwhelm

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At first, you’re feeling so excited that you finally get to look at all the wedding pins on the Pinterest board you created even before you met your beau. Or that you finally get to start a wedding inspiration board. But once you do, you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with too much going on. And rightfully so - there are over 900 million wedding-related pins! It’s easy for everything to start to look the same, making it harder to figure out what you do or don’t like about a look. And there are so many looks, which one should you pick? Then the comparison game starts creeping in, and you think - will I ever have that beautiful wedding?

We completely understand, and we feel for you! We’re here to help you overcome each of these doubts and concerns and use Pinterest to your benefit.

Our advice to avoid overwhelm with endless possible pins - is first to decide on a set limit of time, grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine, get comfy, and do a few pinning sessions. By the way, these don’t have to be wedding-related. In fact, we recommend looking for inspiration in other areas like travel, interior design, lifestyle, art, abstract textures, patterns, and really any imagery that evokes emotion and makes you excited for the possibilities.

Once you’ve done this (our recommendation is a maximum of 3 times), plan a session to review your pins. You’ll start to notice patterns on your board. Find a separate time when your mind is feeling fresh and plan to edit down. With any decision, it’s best to sleep on it and circle back. You’ll be able to decide more clearly what you love versus like. After doing this, you should get a general idea of your style and color palette preferences. We recommend finishing with no more than 20 of your most favorite images. And finally, you can print the images and pin them onto a physical collage board - congratulations, you just created a mood board for your wedding.

After you’ve narrowed down your board and possibly printed the images you absolutely love, the next best thing you can do is go in and update the comments to your own notes. Doing this will be highly beneficial to you, as it will help you think through and give you a better ability to put your desired look into words. You’ll find one of the first details you’re asked about from your photographer to your florist is “what’s your style?” or “do you have a color palette yet?” It will also help your planner and designer to have an idea of what you like. And most importantly, it will allow you to explain and review what is most important to you. This is an essential determining factor for creating and managing your wedding budget.

As a planning and design team, we know how important having an overall cohesion to the look and feel of your day is to you and equally important to us! When you use the tips above, it will serve as a great starting point to achieving what you want most for your day and help you achieve those first significant strides in the details of your day. When you hire us as your planning team, we go through a deep dive with your inspiration, including your favorites from Pinterest. We take your inspiration and turn it into a vision and design solution that is unique for your wedding. In our humble opinion, this strategic and thoughtful process is the only way to create a one-of-a-kind design for your wedding and no one else's.


While I am extremely passionate about decor, design, and florals - my true passion lies in creating experiences for people, marrying the elements of their unique personality with their treasured traditions to ensure that their celebration is one their guests will remember for a lifetime.




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