I was raving about Pinterest to someone this afternoon, and then it hit me: I should blog about this! I know some of you already know what Pinterest is, and you also understand why it can be such an awesome tool in wedding planning. If you don't already know, you're about to find out how to use it and why it's so great!
In my dream world, every wedding stationery client of mine would put together an inspiration board for their wedding and send it to me. There is nothing more useful in getting an overall feel for the look and style of an entire wedding - which tremendously helps design the stationery for said event. From the perfect shoes to the dream flowers, the dress to the ideal menu cards - all of this pinning and collecting can help me, your stationer, design an invitation suite that really reflects what you love.
I put together this board I call "wedding: whites" with images I've found all over the internet. Once you take a look at the board as a whole, you start to get an idea of what I like, what I'm attracted to - what I want.
For the newcomers, I have another board called "wedding: driftwood" with images that include neutral color themes, water, nautical inspiration, etc. I'm going to add a pin to that board and show you how it's done!
First, you have to go to pinterest.com and request an invitation. (Or, if you want to comment on this post with your email address, I'll send you an invite!) Once you recieve your invitation email, you can go to pinterest and set up your account. I have mine linked to my Twitter account, but you can also use email or Facebook. I thought it was easier to use my Twitter so I wouldn't have to register again, and I can choose to tweet about my new pins if I want! Once you sign in to pinterest, it will prompt you to add the "Pin It" tab to your shortcut bar... here's what it looks like:
After you've installed the shortcut, you can go to any website. I chose 100 Layer Cake since it's so pretty. Once you click "Pin It," a window of all the images on the current web page will appear, and you can hover over the images and choose "pin this"...
Once you choose an image to pin, a new window will appear, asking you describe your pin and choose which board to pin it to:
Once you're done, you can see your new pin on your Pinterest board!
You can sign on to Pinterest to create new boards and organize your pins, as well as specify details about your boards like category, name, etc. You can also follow your friends' boards and repin things they've found that you also like. It's a great way to find new images and see what's popular - some images are repinned hundreds of times! If you're planning a wedding, or just want a way to keep track of all the things you find online and love, start thinking on Pinterest. And to any brides who are interested in getting Buzzy Craftery to design your wedding - start a board!