A pinay’s guide to planning your big day
The modern day bride has come to use Pinterest for a plethora of purposes. This useful (though, often time-sucking) social network has thousands of different ideas on reusing mason jars, building your own photo booths, and planning your big day on a tight budget.
If you have yet to discover the joys of being Pin-spired, there’s still hope. Take in these few pieces of advice and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the ultimate DIY bride.
Pick a theme.
This is your best starting point. You can choose from a wide array of themes, ranging from sophisticated chic to relaxed beach bum. Pinterest has also recently added some sophisticated keyword searching functionality to help pull relevant and related categories. What’s neat is that once you start building boards with overhanging themes, the “Explore Interests” menu will intelligently identify these categories for you.
You can DIY it!
Pinterest’s greatest strength is its repertoire of do-it-yourself tutorials for just about anything under the sun. This is especially useful if you’re going for a fun or rustic look. Your options aren’t limited, however – you’ll also find some great articles on budgeting and organizing for your wedding day.
Have a dress in mind?
There are plenty of elegant, over-the-top and unique examples to pull from this website. I recommend picking a few distinct styles and bringing them to the bridal salons during your dress hunt.
One warning: don’t stick to a very specific style in your mind, or look for a carbon copy of what you’ve Pinned. Use these examples as loose inspiration, as oftentimes you’ll never find a duplicate dress in our market (we’re often a few seasons behind and some Pins are rare designer pieces).
Get fit and fabulous.
Beyond the conventional wedding-related Pinterest uses, there are many other great resources on the network to help you prepare for your walk down the aisle. More specifically, if you plan on shedding a few pounds to fit in your ideal dress, you’ll find fitness tips aplenty. You can use the “Health & Fitness” section to pull up calorie-aware recipes, workout regimens and wedding-specific moves to help sculpt problem areas (like your arms, back, waist).
And there you have it. These are just a few ideas to get you started with one of the most powerful wedding resources on the internet. Happy Pinning, and don’t forget to start building pin boards to house all your inspiring wedding ideas!