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Perhaps you’ve had a wedding Pinterest board longer than you’ve had a fiancé. Or maybe you only recently created one and have yet to pin a thing because you don’t know where to start. Either way, you’ll want to keep reading!
Step 1: Define Your Vision
Before you even create a wedding mood board, spend some time brainstorming your vision for the day. What do you want the overall vibe to be? Romantic, classic, modern, eclectic? What are your top priorities? Guest experience, magazine worthy photos, a one-of-a-kind design? Additionally, consider the following:
- Lighting (candles, market lights, chandeliers, etc.)
- Accents (metal, acrylic, wood, etc.)
- Textures (satin, linen, wood, bronze, etc.)
The words you use to define your vision will come in handy when searching for board content! Pro tip: Type “aesthetic” at the end of just about anything and watch the quality of inspo pics level up!
Step 2: Outline Your Vision
Time to create your board! Whether you use Pinterest, Instagram, Canva or another platform, be sure to set up sections for each of the below applicable categories:
- Prints (stationery, programs, menus) and Signage (welcome, seating chart, treats)
- Ceremony (arbor or backdrop, chair type and layout, floral arrangements)
- Cocktail hour (tables, experience, photo ops)
- Reception (tablescapes, chairs, furniture and lighting accents, floral arrangements)
- Threads (bride, groom, bridal party)
- Beauty (hair, makeup, accessories)
- Treats (cake, other desserts, specialty drinks)
- Photo Shots (getting ready, details, newlyweds)
It’s very likely that your vendors will request access to your vision board. Outlining your board in this way from the start will better prepare you for their questions.
Step 3: Refine Your Vision
Time for the fun part – search for photos that fit your vibe and pin away! Keep in mind that as you get sucked into the rabbit hole, your vision might evolve. That’s totally okay! In fact, that should be your main motivation for creating the board – to refine the vision that is already in your head. Oh, and try not to overload it because you’ll be referencing it often!
All photos by Vanessa Venable Photography.
The (tea) party continues next Tuesday with tips for prepping for your engagement shoot. See you then!