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Planning a Pinterest Wedding

Brides love making inspiration boards for their weddings. It is a great way to gather all of your favorite ideas in one place and see how they fit together. One of the newest ways to create or peruse wedding inspiration boards is on Pinterest.

In case you are not familiar with the concept of Pinterest, it is simply a website where users can put together boards with different themes. You can “pin” pictures of things that appeal to you on boards so you do not lose track of pictures of things like that amazing ombre wedding cake or the perfect beach theme bridesmaid jewelry. The fun part is that you can have one wedding board with all of your ideas, or as many as you like to explore different options. Maybe you have one board all about different bridal bouquets and another with pictures of altar decorations. It’s up to you.

Another neat thing about using Pinterest to plan your wedding is that you can search and see what others have been posting. If you find an image of your dream wedding gown or some fabulous bridesmaid jewelry gifts, you can re-pin them to your own board so you can easily reference it later. Or if you stumble across a fantastic pair of wedding shoes, pin them to your wedding accessories board. You can also use Pinterest to share your wedding ideas with your family and friends via other social networking tools like Facebook. Just be careful about how you set it up, because you would not want to post a picture of your wedding gown and end up having your groom see it on your Facebook page! As with all social media, you have to be thoughtful about how you use Pinterest to avoid sharing things you meant to keep private.

Brides who are not interested in creating their own inspiration boards can still peruse boards for ideas. A lot of websites are starting to create their own collection of pinboards with wedding themes. For instance, you could follow Martha Stewart Weddings to see gorgeous ideas for ceremony decorations, DIY projects, and wedding cakes. In fact, if you just want some information about where to get great wedding planning ideas, there is a Pinterest boards with links to some of the most popular wedding planning blogs. It is really pretty cool what you can do with this relatively new social networking site.

Whether you are looking for a serious wedding design tool, a way to organize your bookmark images, or just want to look at some gorgeous wedding eye candy, Pinterest is a neat tool. You can use it as a big part of your planning process or as just another part of a comprehensive organization plan. With all of the new online wedding planning tools and websites, there has never been a better time to be a bride!

Bridget Mora is fascinated with the ways that the Internet and social media have affected the age old process of planning a wedding. Internet retailers like Silverland Jewelry are a fantastic place to shop for bridesmaid jewelry and bridal jewelry sets.

Ready, Set, Go – Plan Your Wedding Fast!

Spring is already here, and if you want to tie the knot this summer, you had better get hopping on the wedding planning. While organizing a wedding in a rush is not easy, it definitely can be done. Check out these tips on how to plan your wedding lighting fast!

Be Flexible:

The first tip is to be flexible. Sit down with your fiance and discuss the general size and style of wedding you would like. From there, be open to pretty much anything that fits those parameters. It might mean having a Thursday evening event so you can get the reception venue that strikes your fancy. You will have to be open minded about what type of wedding gown you wear, because there is no time to get into special orders. Choose a gown that looks great on you, dress it up with fabulous wedding jewelry, and move on to the next thing on your list! When you are planning your wedding on the fly, getting stuck on one particular idea is not an option.

Accept Help:

The next piece of advice is to get help with organizing your wedding. When time is of the essence, you need all the help you can get. Even if you consider yourself to be an organized person, hiring a wedding planner would be a very smart move in this situation. Also round up family and friends who would be willing to pitch in and delegate tasks to them (within reason, of course – they have their own lives to lead). Let your aunt with the beautiful handwriting address the invitations. Ask your mom to pick out candies for the wedding favors. Get your fiance to research limos or other forms of transportation. You will be busy enough with the tasks that can only be done by you, like choosing your bouquet, bridal gown, and sparkly wedding jewelry; anything that you can hand off to another person should be delegated. It may mean giving up some control over the details, but at least everything will get done in time.

Be Decisive:

If there is one critical thing to keep in mind when planning a wedding with a short time frame, it is to be decisive. There is no time to hem and haw over decisions, particularly because your options are likely to be somewhat limited to begin with. If you meet a fantastic wedding photographer who is available because she just had a cancellation for your wedding date, grab her! Otherwise some other last minute bride will snap her up while you are thinking about it. For some brides, the pressure to make quick decisions actually relieves a lot of the anxiety over planning the “perfect” wedding. With less time to agonize over each and every tiny detail, it can be easier to say, “That looks good”, and move on without second guessing yourself.

Be Resourceful:

The final tip to planning a great wedding in no time flat is to be creative in how you source things. You might not have enough time for a lot of special orders, but you can nonetheless get everything that you need for your special day. For instance, if you cannot find a florist who is available on short notice, order flowers online or even from the grocery store. No good caterer open for your date? Book a restaurant to cater your reception. With a little creativity and a lot of organization, it is definitely possible to plan a memorable wedding in just a couple of months.

Bridget Mora has written hundreds of articles about wedding planning for the customers of Silverland Jewelry. Whether you are planning a big formal wedding or a quick casual celebration, you will find beautiful jewelry for your wedding at Silverland Jewelry, and rush delivery is an option for last minute brides.

The Wedding Planning Check List

For most women planning their wedding is one of the biggest organisational feats of their lives. Unless you work as an events planner or in the conference industry it is unlikely that you will ever have to plan anything quite as big. So, if you have never done anything like this before have a look at my essential wedding check-list below. Whilst every wedding is different and will have some organisational differences, the essentials usually remain the same.

Venue

-Book appointments to visit a number of local venues
-Book venue & clarify exactly what is included in your booking
-Pay venue deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Decide on menu & drinks
-Supply venue with a printed running order of your wedding breakfast & evening reception
-Book an MC if not supplied by the venue
-Check to see if you can go in & set up the day before the wedding

Flowers

-Book appointments to visit local florists
-Make a flower mood board to show to florists
-Make a list of what flowers you will require (pew ends, bouquets, table centres, button holes etc.)
-Book florist
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Arrange transport for flowers if not being done by the florist

Stationary

-Book appointments with local stationers
-Make stationary mood boards to show stationers
-Decide on exactly what stationary you will need (save the date cards, invites, menus etc.)
-Book stationer
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Arrange transport for wedding stationary if not being done by the stationer

Dress/Suits

-Make appointments to visit bridal shops for you, your groom & bridesmaids
-Take example colour swatches to all appointments
-Order suits/dresses
-Arrange dress/suit fitting appointments
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Arrange for your dresses/suits to be collected

Photographer

-Make appointment with local photographers
-Write a list of all the shots you would to capture on the day
-Arrange a location for photos if not being done at the church & check all relevant permissions required

-Book photographer
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms

Cake

-Book appointments with local cake makers
-Make a mood board of cake ideas to show to cake makers
-Write a list of exactly what you want in a cake (icing type, filling, flavour, decoration, toppers, shape etc.)
-Book cake maker
-Pay deposit & clarify all payment terms
-Find a cake stand if not supplied by the cake maker
-Arrange transport for the cake if not being done by the cake maker

These are just some of the basic planning essentials that you will have to consider when planning a wedding. There are many other areas you need to give though too such as your wedding list, venue décor, transport and entertainment. 

Vicky loves weddings! She works alongside an asian wedding venue and loves to write check-lists and tutorials for brides to be.