I know this is going to come as a complete and utter shock, but one of my best wedding planning secrets is that I use Pinterest as a tool! Calm down, peeps! Breathe!
All kidding aside, yes, I realize anyone who hasn’t lived under a rock during the past year or two realizes Pinterest is the optimal tool to collect ideas and inspiration. I have been on the bandwagon since Pinterest came on the scene. The thing that I did perhaps a bit differently was inviting my close friends and stylish ones to do the pinning for me. If you’re anything like me (read: ADHD) Pinterest can suck you into a blackhole. I could spend hours on there and not even realize it. While I love planning, I knew I could easily find myself in an over-anxious, breathing into a paper bag kind of state. And that’s when it hit me! Pinterest had recently added the functionality of “secret” boards. I decided to make a secret wedding planning board, but then also invite some of my favorite people and pinners to have access to this board and pin with/for me. Brilliant! Basically I started my board with about 10 pins and the following message to my invitees:
First, thank you ladies for sharing your insights and recommendations with me! Please don’t feel obligated to do so, but if you have any comments, you know I want them! It’s early in the planning but the theme that pops into my head is “rustic romance” – twine, lace, burlap, mason jars, wooden signs, wildflowers, etc. Let me know what that looks like to you! Love you all :)
In a matter of days I had over 100 pins. Basically, it helped streamline my focus – I only had to look at the pins on my secret board and sift through those instead of 10 billion others. This really ended up being quite the time saver and I am ever so grateful to my pinning team!
I have recently changed the status of my secret board to a public board. If you’d like to check it out or follow it, you can find it here: