As the image-sharing social network Pinterest gains popularity, the abundance of wedding and bridal images on the site continues to grow and grow. The site, which is boasted as an outlet to find inspiration and create virtual inspiration boards, is becoming a destination for brides-to-be looking for wedding ideas – and even women who don’t have a ring (or a groom!) can’t resist creating “boards” filled with images of their dream nuptials. [Check out the SocialMoms wedding inspiration board.]
Though it’s no become an internet inside joke that there are more Pinterest-planned weddings than there are engaged couples to throw them, Pinterest can actually be a wonderful tool for a bride to map out her vision for the big day. You can browse a plethora of images to inspire ideas for décor, dresses, and all the details. There are many perks to planning a wedding with Pinterest.
Keep all your ideas in one easy-to-manage place – and take it with you everywhere: By far the best part about planning your wedding is the site’s easy accessibility and organization. From just one place you have access to millions of wedding ideas, and easily organize all the images that inspire you for quick reference later. No more ripping sheets out of bridal magazines and messily stuffing them into a folder or file. Plus, you can take Pinterest with you everywhere: access it on your phone, computer, laptop, tablet, etc.
Discover vendors, photographers, designers: By opening yourself up to images from around the world, you will discover new wedding photographers, dress designers, cake decorators, and all the special vendors to make your wedding magical. You’re no longer stuck crafting a list of vendor names from bridal magazines, phonebooks or references from friends, nor are you limited to the wedding gowns you see in magazines. You’ll find thousands of gowns on Pinterest, from real weddings or direct from designers.
Engage your friends: Thanks to Pinterest, your friends, family and bridesmaids can offer input and help you plan. Create boards and add trusted friends as “contributors” so they can add inspirational images to share with you. Friends and family can also follow your wedding boards on Pinterest and comment on your wedding items to give their two cents. You can even “pin” something you’re not sure about and tag your friends’ names in the pins so they’re alerted to offer input in the comments. Pinterest keeps the wedding planning connected to your loved ones, even if they live far away or have busy schedules.