Planning a Pinterest Wedding
Planning a Pinterest Wedding
Most wedding professionals will agree, Pinterest is a blessing and a curse. We love the oodles of inspirational photos and how easy it is for our couples to start putting together their own “inspiration boards,” but there is a price tag that comes with each photo that isn’t realistic for every couple. Unless you’ve worked in weddings and events, chances are you aren’t well versed in the cost of flowers, cocktails, and the fabulous wedding favors that are all over Pinterest. If you want it all but don’t want to spend it all, here are a few tips for managing your Pinterest fantasies.
Believe it or not, most of those breathtaking photos didn’t just fall out of the sky, they are attached to a link. When you find something you can’t live without, click on the link before rushing to pin the photo. Chances are you’ll be redirected to a page that has some more info on the product or the wedding. Try to get a better understanding of the cost of each snapshot before it gets lost in the sea of pinned photos.
Pin a Wide Variety
If you want a white wedding, pin a wide variety of photos that fit the mold, some more elaborate than others. If it turns out you can’t afford the $10,000 worth of pristine white roses that went into one snapshot, chances are you pinned other photos that are more within your budget. Having a wide variety will also help your planner (yes, hiring a planner helps you save) point you in the right direction and narrow down your options.
Hire a Planner
Speaking of hiring a planner! Wedding planners know what each element of a wedding costs and which vendors to send their clients to based on budget. Your planner will also help narrow down your Pinterest boards and create a cohesive inspiration board that is beautiful and affordable. We help you get the most bang for your buck and can make those Pinterest dreams a reality.
Focus on the “Vibe”
Rather than deciding you HAVE to have everything that you have pinned, focus on creating a board with a cohesive “vibe.” When you start actually purchasing decor and deciding on vendors, keep your desired vibe in mind rather than individual elements. Your vendors will help you narrow down your specifics.
Throw in Some DIY
We don’t mean GO CRAZY with the DIY elements, believe it or not this can get just as expensive as purchasing ready made decor. Try to get a good mixture of DIY and non DIY to help save a few bucks. If you want to splurge on a Pinterest worthy cake, save some money by putting some DIY effort into favors. Prioritizing is of the utmost importance when wedding planning!
We love helping our couples to bring their ideas to life, and Pinterest can be a great start. If you are realistic about your budget and your “must haves,” we can help you design a wedding that ends up being pinned by other couples for years to come!