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Tuesday Tutorial – Using Pinterest for an 'Inspiration Board’ by Elizabeth Waterson

Using Pinterest in Wedding Design

An inspiration or vision board is a great place to start with choosing a style or theme for your wedding. It is simply a collection of things that you love, find inspiring or has a particular meaning to you as a couple.  Ideas do not have to be directly wedding related. You can get inspiration from things like your favourite lipstick colour or perfume, your favourite outfit to a special place or area that you both enjoy visiting. Find inspiration wherever you can, but include your own life and things that are important to you. Magazines, Wedding blogs, Fashion trends are all good places to start but Pinterest would have to take the cake here.

Pinterest was launched in early 2010 and has been trending worldwide ever since. If you are unaware of what Pinterest is – you may need to get out from under that rock where you have been for the last 7 years! Basically it is a virtual pin board, a free online website directed at media content to sort, manage, save and upload photos also known as ‘Pinning’. We are talking a one stop picture shop with photography from Fashion, Pets, Art, Photography, Home and Garden to of course Weddings! This is the place to create that all-important ‘Secret Wedding Board’.  Pinterest is undeniably a great place to start the creative juices flowing. Search, click and pin to your board – it is really as simple as that! Remember to find something unique, something that will tell your story as a couple and take not only your guests on a journey but create lasting memories.

Remember Always Credit

As a student, business owner or general all round ‘Pinner’ it is so important to give credit where credit is due. That does mean like most things Pinterest does come with a few rules. All too often people utilise pictures sourced from the internet on their social media platforms, blog or for their inspiration board. Be sure to not miss lead that the images are that of your own work. That is why we need to cite the original creator of that image, also credit and link back to Pinterest as the source of the image. At the end of the day I am pretty sure we all been a little guilty of those mid-night pinning sessions but please ensure you follow the Pinterest etiquette.

Happy Pinning!

We are currently running our Fall 17 Pantone Instagram Challenge and if you love Pinterest or want to practice your inspiration board skills then take part today!

Inspiration Board image credits top left to right: 

studio28photo.com / cakesdecor.com / indulgy.com / Etsy -LamFaTiTa / indulgy.com / etsy.com – fleursboheme / www.etsy.com/shop/peonyandthistle / The Oxford Trunk (dress)

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