How to Get the Most from Pinterest!

Gone are the days of purchasing every wedding magazine and cutting out pages of wedding ideas and decor.  With Pinterest, organizing your your big day is as simple as the "Pin It" button. 

Pinterest has revolutionized the social media atmosphere creating a visual feast of images to browse through - pin -and add to your Pinterest collections, saving them in an organized fashion to use as a resource for later.

 

So what is Pinterest?  By definition, Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that people use to collect ideas for their different projects and interests. People create and share collections (called “boards”) of visual bookmarks (called “Pins”) that they use to do things like plan trips and projects, organize events or save articles and recipes.  Pinterest also has categories you can browse through, like say "weddings" for instance.  Pinterest will pull tons of wedding images for you to browse through and pin at your discretion. 

How Can Pinterest be used as far as Organizing your Ideas?   When you pin an image you pin it directly to a board you have created, helping you stay organized and giving you the ease of going back to that board and locating that pin. See below...

How Can Pinterest be Beneficial when Consulting with Vendors?  When you go in for a consultation with a vendor there is much to be discussed. The style of your wedding, your budget, things you absolutely have to have an things you absolutely do not want. For example,  you're going to a cake tasting and you have an idea for what you want your cake to look like.  Show the vendor all the cakes you've pinned, and the baker will have a good idea for your inspiration and be able to create a cake specific to your preferences, based on what she sees in your Pinterest cake collection.  Pinterest can be an extremely valuable tool when meeting with vendors to express the theme and/or style of your wedding.  

Pinterest Pitfalls:  While Pinterest has oodles amount of stuff to sift through, it can also become overwhelming and sometimes distracting to the wedding planning process. With so many ideas out there its easy to become disorganized and cluttered full of non-cohesive stylistic approaches, so be weary and stay the course. Focus, when you can, on what pins really speak to you and don't get side tracked by pretty colors and images that have nothing to do with what your wedding look. This will help you and your wedding planner get on the same page of creating exactly the look of your perfect wedding day.

For more on Pinterest and wedding planning, start browsing and see what inspires you! We also invite you to follow Haute Weddings  http://www.pinterest.com/HauteWeddings/

Happy Pinning!!!