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How to Plan a Wedding with Pinterest

Posted June 28, 2012 | 2 Comments

Hello, beautiful people + Happy Thursday! Have you heard of Pinterest? If you’re new to the site, the best way to describe it is a visual pinboard. Imagine you have a huge bulletin board in your office where you tack words, inspiring quotes, organizing ideas, recipes, and more – only, this pinboard is larger than life, includes brilliant ideas from folks around the world, and can be categorized, indexed, and searched in no time flat. Amazing, right? And that’s just the beginning! This site is helpful for literally every area of your life, from organizing your home, cooking meals, cleaning tips, finding DIY ideas, designing your dream (totally unrealistic) home, planning trips for someday, and yes, planning an incredible wedding. Today, we’re focusing on how to plan a wedding with Pinterest by showing you easy how-to’s to turn you into a pinning expert by this afternoon. Whether you’re a bride-to-be, a photographer, a wedding planner, handmade artisan, Maid of Honor, or someone who just loves to be inspired by beautiful things, this is the post for you. Ready to get inspired? Let’s begin… but first, I (Emma here!) must warn you… it is HIGHLY addictive. ;) Enjoy!

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

First things first: you must sign up. Pinterest is free, but you must request an invite to join or have someone invite you. Once you receive the green light, log-in to join in on the fun!

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

When you log in, you’ll start to see “pins” of images with a description underneath. If you place your mouse over the image, you can see three options: “Repin”, “Like”, and “Comment”. Basically, get to know that Repin button because you’ll be using it. A lot. For everything. You’ll begin pinning all of the things. It’s pretty addicting. When you “pin” something, it gets saved to your pinboards, which you create and categorize. If this all seems a little confusing for newbies, check out this handy-dandy Help guide which will give you insight into the nuts and bolts of the operation. It’s easy to get the hang of it… and, once you do, you’ll find yourself pinning nearly everything. Word to the wise: be sure to read the ‘Pin Etiquette’ portion and always (ALWAYS) give props where props are due.

Pretty soon, you’ll be logging in to your own personalized pinboards of loveliness…

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

How to Plan a Wedding with Pinterest

Pinterest can help you…

1. Find inspiring ideas for must-have photos

You can find inspiration from REAL BRIDES just like you to create a stellar must-have list for your wedding day. This is one of my personal favorites of the bride before getting ready…

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

photo: moore photography via aphrodite’s wedding blog via pinterest

… or this shot, where the bride and groom don’t see each other, but know the other is there…

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

photo: gina leigh photography via aphrodite’s wedding blog via pinterest

Discover inspiring images for your wedding – and find the photographer who captured the moment. Who knows, you may even find your perfect photographer through the link!

2. Discover the wedding dress of your dreams

Search styles, find out what’s hot this season, and pin to your heart’s content until you find the dress perfect for you.

3. Select the best colors for your big day

Color palette is an important part of your wedding day. You can search TONS of color combinations… just type in your favorite color or ‘color palette’ to see what you like best. Also, be sure to check out The Perfect Palette who is the color EXPERT. Plus, Chrissy is a total sweetheart.

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

via the perfect palette via pinterest

4. Dress your bridal party

Visualizing the bridesmaids and groomsmen is easier with actual photos. See what styles work best for your wedding theme, season, and style.

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

photo: studio castillero via style me pretty via pinterest

5. Locate handmade items for invitations, decor, favors, and more.

The inspiration just keeps flowing: find all kinds of invitations, decor ideas, favors, and more. (Follow our pinboards – we pin like CRAZY.)

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

photo: erin grace photography invitations by alyson graves brown via oh so beautiful paper via pinterest

6. Get creative with DIY ideas

Get crafty with DIY pins happening all the time. Just search the project you want to try and give it a go!

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

diy by lulu the baker via pinterest

7. Dive into various wedding themes and locations for your ceremony / reception

Where to tie the knot: the beach? A winery? The forest? See real examples and picture the big day in your favorite setting.

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

photo: jessica velarde / via hi-fi weddings via pinterest

8. Plan a killer food and drink menu with all the fixings

Don’t even get me started on the food, dessert, cake, drinks… the food inspiration is intense. I’ve never been more inspired to cook and bake in all of my life!

9. Find wedding hairstyle + makeup inspiration

Find practical hairstyles and makeup tutorials with pins, like this one from our favorite beauty resource The Beauty Department:

how to plan a wedding with pinterest

by the beauty department via pinterest

10. DESTRESS.

Use the site to find other things that spark your interest and de-stress you… like a particular quote, a funny image, or ideas for that dream honeymoon of yours. You’ve earned it!

… and much, much more.

So, did Pinterest pay us to say all of this? Of course not. We simply love it! It’s a killer resource for daily life and can organize wedding planning in such a beautiful way. So… join, follow us, and start planning your wedding! We can’t wait to see + share your pins!

Happy Pinning! :)


-E.






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Emma Arendoski

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Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (Oct. 2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (Sep. 2014).
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2 Responses to “How to Plan a Wedding with Pinterest”

  1. Michelle
    June 28th, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    Love love this article! Social Media definitely plays a huge role in our generation, mostly for good though, in my opinion.

  2. MyBridalPix
    June 2nd, 2014 @ 7:00 am

    Great article! Pinterest is such a great tool for wedding inspiration. Will be sure to share this on one of our wedding boards!








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