Using Pinterest to Inspire Your Bridal Dreams

Visual inspiration has come such a long way in a very short time, back in the day when UBB began we would spend hours of endless web surfing to find great images to inspire you! {You may even remember we made some boards back then too!} Fast forward … but not that far ….. and visual inspiration is easier to obtain than ever before. The vast world of creativity at the fingertips of everyone and genius concepts and sites like Pinterest have made that possible!

Several wedding related powerhouse sites like the Knot, Once Wed, and even Pinterest itself have conducted surveys that resulted in huge numbers of females planning their weddings via visual inspiration online, 91% or higher! We scoured the web for stats on how much of Pinterest is wedding related images and we could not find reputable results or even an accounting of such thing but we dare say its at least 30-40% of their total image base, possibly more …. we try to be conservative with these estimates.

pin1You of course can find us on Pinterest and therein a plethora of boards and categories to explore your wedding dreams! You might consider following us and other sources or companies you find yourself drawn to as you embark on creating your own visionary boards.

We have a few tips on how to utilize Pinterest to plan your big day!

Explaining your vision: So many of the wedding industry professionals you meet with will be creative individuals and being so ourselves here at UBB we know that brides come into our offices with concerns about how their vision is being seen by the creative professional, Pinterest boards {private or public} really decrease the need for concern for both the professional and the bride and allow easy image sharing to set stage for the mood, style, colors, and themes. So if your not Pinterest savvy or you have not jumped on board, perhaps your wary, reconsider! Your wedding board can be private and only shared with those you choose to share it with.

Finding wedding products & services: Many of you might think Pinterest is just a huge database of images, and it is, but it is so much more too! Therein you can find great products and services as well. Many of our local professionals host fantastic boards full of exactly what they have to offer you and many blogs and sites offer great advice and information that will help you plan your big day through Pinterest. Alta Moda Bridal, one of our preferred vendors here at UBB, hosts a great Pinterest site full of amazing bridal fashion gowns that they carry and have access to. They even categorize by designer if you have a specific one in mind! Its better than 50 of the most current bridal magazines when it comes to finding a gown!



Creating your own custom registry: If you have not clued into this Pinterest best kept secret you will now! Registries are fast becoming something of the past, at least in their yesterday format. Not many guests are purchasing from registries and current generations appreciate the convenience of online shopping and more obscure products that have some “swag” to them, so how do you tune your guests into your newlywed bliss dream list? A Pinterest board of course, with links to the source most importantly! Just Pinterest search wedding registry and you will find a plethora of brides who have already figured out how to use this clever source of products rather than a traditional registry!

We hope to find a few more of you on Pinterest or using it more effectively with creative infusion! One of our own vendors, Studio Stems, is even hosting a wedding floral giveaway Pinterest style to celebrate the launch of their new site. Head to their blog for more details!