Ah, Pinterest. The wonderful rabbit hole full of all the ideas and inspiration we could ever need for every aspect of our lives. Of course, the platform is extremely popular for those planning a wedding, but just how can you use it to choose wedding flowers without feeling completely overwhelmed? Today we’re sharing our top tips!
Even if you had a Pinterest board before you were engaged (go on, admit it!), it’s time to start a brand new one. Now it’s becoming a reality, what you envision can completely change and ideally, it will be a place you together as a couple can share visuals.
PIN, PIN, PIN
In these initial stages, you’ll want to pin everything and anything, so go for it. You don’t need to think about budget or what will/won’t work for your venue. By doing this, you’ll become more familiar with Pinterest, enjoy it and get everything out of your head!
NOW, LIMIT YOURSELF
Your time on Pinterest can be a whirlwind and before you know it, it’s 1am and you’re still saving buttonhole ideas. When it’s time to use the platform more purposefully, set aside a certain amount of time, assign floral aspects to each of you and make it a fun experience.
KEEP THINGS SEPARATE
Whilst having a ‘master board’ of flower ideas can help you to get a clearer idea of the bigger picture you are going for, ultimately, breaking things down for the different floral arrangements, flowers, colours etc will help you and your florist.
USE SECTIONS WITHIN BOARDS
Pinterest has a great feature whereby you can create boards within boards. This is the perfect way for you and your partner to pin your own things, discovering what each of you like and want, before you collectively agree which you are both into.
TREAT PINTEREST LIKE GOOGLE
Pinterest is more of a search engine than a social network, so when looking for pins, use the search bar as you would when typing in to Google. You can now use hashtags too, but a string of keywords e.g. “white hand tied bouquet” will be more effective at refining results.
REVISIT YOUR BOARDS
We all change our minds, so before you keep adding to the boards, regularly go through and remove (or move) anything you no longer feel connected to. Keep in mind that if something doesn’t fit, you can still draw inspiration as to what you like about it.
CREATE A MOODBOARD
This is a board with just a few images (around 7-12 pins will be sufficient) which inspires you most. It’s a collection of colours, prints/textures/patterns and styled photos which gives your florist an overall idea of the theme/trends you want to bring to life.
CLICK ON PINS FOR MORE INFO
Pinterest is also an incredible place for information. For example, most of our pins link back to this blog where you can discover which flowers we used. Instead of just saving all of these images to boards, pick a few which you click through on to learn more.
SHARE YOUR BOARDS
It’s usually much easier to provide visual inspiration than it is to explain what you want to achieve, so by creating group boards and sharing these with your florist, this will cut down on the back-and-forth emailing between you both. But don’t go overboard on pins!
KEEP SOME THINGS PRIVATE
Utilise Pinterest’s secret boards to keep a few surprises and ideas hidden from your guests. If you and your fiancé/fiancée are both pinning, you can also keep some things to yourselves by using two separate accounts and sharing group boards.
REMEMBER, IT’S FOR INSPIRATION ONLY
It’s very easy to get caught up with Pinterest and want to replicate exactly what you’ve seen. This can make things difficult for your florist (who you’ve chosen because of their own unique style) and of course, won’t always work in the space/budget you have.