Wedding Planning? Try Wedding "Pinning"
A Game Changer in Event Planning.
Already heavy artillery in the wedding-planning arsenal, Pinterest has stepped up to the next level with its new update. Let's explore.
Okay, so originally when we met with couples, they would have a "Wedding Board" on Pinterest to show us their ideas and inspiration. This was great way for clients to get an entire theme together, but as wedding vendors, we were drowning in the information. We meet with up to 10 couples a week, so we see a lot of recycled "pins" and it becomes more difficult to differentiate exactly what specifics catered to each couple. Throw in the fact that there are a million different topics to pin - from favors, to dresses, to invitations, to cakes, to flowers, etc - and we realized we were wasting a lot of time trying to sort through each board.
We started to encourage clients to create individual "Wedding Flowers" boards. This made things a bit easier, but there was still a lot of different looks all in one place that made designing difficult. There was still a plethora of variety and what a bride would show for colors wouldn't match how she wanted her bouquet to look, etc.
With Pinterest's new update, you can now take a Title Board (say, Wedding Flowers) and then subdivide it into different categories such as Bouquets, Centerpieces, Ceremony, Placecard Table, etc.
It may seem to be on the extreme side of organization, but it is honestly SO WORTH the extra effort to help with communication and styling. This works great not only for us as vendors, but also for YOU, planning, since it will keep your vision more clear as to exactly what your preferences are for the different aspects of your wedding flowers.
Let's Try It Out.
Step 1. Create a New Board
Start the way you would always create a new board, and give it a clear title (Kramer Wedding 2018) so that any vendor you may share with knows it's you. Labels like "Our Big Day" are great for private use, but are harder to identify.
Step 2. Add a "Section"
Easy enough! Right below the title of your new board is the "Add Section" option. Go ahead and title your subdivision with whatever you'd like to pin first. For example, "Bouquets."
Step 3. Start Pinning
Now for the fun part! Start pinning whatever images match what you're looking for in your section. It will give you the option to pin to the main board first and then you can look for whichever section applies.
Step 4. Keep it Organized
I found this floral crown I loved while looking at bouquets. Since it doesn't fit with the bouquet section, I went ahead and added a "Hair Flowers" sections right from the pinning option. Easy peasy!
We absolutely love this new update and hope (pray) our clients take advantage of this feature. The best part about it is that it is SO easy to use. Even this post was meant more to show the benefits of it than a "how-to" guide, since it's pretty self-explanatory. We can't wait to try it out for our events (and interior design and meal planning and wardrobe wishes ...)
Come in for a meeting so we can see what fabulous ideas you have for your big day!