Like many other brides-to-be, I use Pinterest. I use it to get inspiration, but also to get more information, like suit styles (I didn’t realize there were so many) and a breakdown of who to tip and how much. Although Pinterest can sometimes hurt more than help (like when you start thinking you need to DIY all your décor), it’s still an asset when used in moderation.
For me, it has helped define a style and color palette for our spring wedding. It has helped me realize the flowers I love are actually in season in May (score!) and that photography is a HUGE priority (we booked Jonny Edwin and we are thrilled).
Here’s a look at the mood board that has helped guide the direction of our wedding and convey my thoughts to friends, family, and vendors. And yes, at times it is necessary to show rather than tell. The concept of a giant jenga guestbook, or birch bark table numbers, can be off-putting to a friend or family member who can’t visualize the final product.
Of course if the day gets here and nothing is “Pinterest-able” I’m sure we’ll be too happy to even notice. So, while I’ll strive for some Pinterest-worthy creations, it’ll be okay when we end up with a room full of our friends and family and some crepe paper.