Post # 1
Today on the way to work, they were giving one of the girl hosts a lot of flak for having a wedding pinterest board even though she wasn’t engaged, seeing it as a “just need a man, then everything is perfect” kind of thing.
As a college student, I’m pretty sure that every girl I know has a wedding board. I’ve been obsessed with weddings for 5 years. It’s not all things I would do for myself, but just fun ideas and cute things that make me happy inside. My best friend has also made a secret board that we post ideas for my actual wedding (colors, decor, etc) onto.
Do you have a board for your imaginary wedding, real wedding, or otherwise?
Feel free to share your links if you want!
Post # 3
@MissOtter: have a public board for my wedding next year. I add and delete ideas as things change or as i finish up items. But i don’t use pinterest exclusively i also get ideas from other websites.
Post # 4
I started my wedding board only after I got engaged. One of my bridesmaids also likes to share pins with me that she finds that fit into my theme.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I didn’t have a pinterest board for my own wedding, but I do have one for the wedding in which I was MOH earlier this year.
Post # 6
I have three secret wedding boards – decor, ceremony and photog shots. I have two public boards – hair and makeup that I share with each vendor (they asked).
I don’t want people to show up to my wedding and think ‘this is exactly like what she pinned!’ or even the oppposite. I want it to all be a surprise.
That being said – I have had pics of wedding inspiration from years and years before I met my FI – (PS I wanted country, shabby, rustic chic WAY back then too – BEFORE anyone else even thought of it – lol)
Post # 7
I got pinterest awhile ago so I could see something a friend had posted. I put up a couple random pins, then I mostly ignored and never used it. When I got engaged I created a wedding board for my wedding. Then one for wedding dresses, and bridesmaids dresses, and cute photographs. I very rarely search or look within Pinterest at large, but it’s a convenient way to organize stuff I found online. I used it much more in early planning. Now that I’m only a couple months away, I rarely use it.
I honestly didn’t know that boards could be public or private. It also never occured to me that someone else might be looking at muy boards. I’ve never really looked at anyone else’s so I never thought about it. I think may go in and make everything private.
Post # 8
I usually go on Pinterest once a week for a few minutes and pin stuff to a private board for our wedding. It’s a nice way to keep ideas in one spot without having a lot of paper lying around.
Post # 9
I actually have a couple different wedding boards. I started a general “someday” wedding board a few months after I got a Pinterest (I gave in to the peer pressure. lol.) But when I got engaged, I made different boards for different categories so that I could find things more easily. For example, I have a “Flowers” board and a “Bridal Party” board. I find it way more organized than having 500 pins on one wedding board. They are public boards, I don’t really mind if other people see them because I don’t plan to replicate the pins exactly, it’s more for inspiration.
Post # 10
I have several public wedding boards for my wedding (started before we were engaged, but while we were talking about marriage and pre-planning) because I split things into sections (wedding general, reception, ceremony, bridesmaids, groomsmen, bride, photography ideas). I also have a secret bridesmaid board.
@JenGirl: I believe you can only make three boards private. Your pins being public is kind of the whole point of Pinterest–to share and find ideas.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
i have multiple wedding boards!!! my ACTUAL wedding board (with dress pics, ring pics, venue pics) is private and will probably remain private even after the wedding.
i also have the following public boards: wedding hair and make up, wedding flowers and decoration and ‘must have wedding pics’…. these are my inspiration boards for what i want – REALLY useful for showing hairdressers/florists/photographers ect – ALL your pics in one place!!
then i have a general wedding board for anything useful – veil lengths, cake portion sizes, workout and detox ideas ect…
i dont tend to really search on pinterest – just use it as a place to put all my ideas.x
Post # 12
I voted that I had a someday board and a wedding board. I started gathering ideas before I was engaged and my husband knew about it, lol. But, once we were engaged it became our wedding board. I have a ton of ideas on there that weren’t used but I keep it up so other people can get inspiration. It was fun planning on pinterest because other people can give feedback.
I have a “for when I’m a mommy” board too. I’m not pregnant but so what? That board is public. I also have a pregnancy announcment board which is private so I can surprise everyone with a cool announcment down the road when I am preggo. Pssh. I’m a planner. Pinterest is my beeyotch. 😉 lol
Post # 13
@SuperDuperBrit: You sound like me. 🙂 I have a “Someday Home” board for decorations and stuff, but I’m not going to lie and say it doesn’t also have baby things and parenting tips…
AAAAND my public wedding board:
Post # 14
I didn’t start one until last month. Hell, I didn’t even HAVE Pinterest until last month!
He has had my ring since May and hasnt proposed yet…but, we’ve been planning (as in choosing vendors, buying a dress, etc) since March-ish. My BF is aware I have a wedding board and he knows I’m on this site as well as Offbeat Bride. He actually asks about them alot and has checked out OBB several times on his own.
I’ll be honest, I have seen next to nothing in the Pinterest Wedding section that is “me” at all, so my Wedding Porn board is pretty much totally made up of things I uploaded myself. It’s cool to see other people out there repinning my “weird” elements 🙂
Post # 15
@vorpalette: I guess I kind of missed the boat on that one! I’ve only ever usedf it as an organizational tool! Like pinning actual photos on an actual bulletin board, but an electronic version. I guess it just never occured to me that while people can’t search for and find stuff on a board in my house, they could online. Do people really do that? Like look up random friends to see if they have boards? I guess I’ve just never thought my friends would care what wedding ideas I like. I guess I don’t mind, it’s just kinda weird feeling. But thanks for the education!
Post # 16
@JenGirl: If you sign up through Facebook, it will tell you which of your Facebook friends are on Pinterest who you’re not following. You can search for whatever, as well (like “chicken,” if you’re looking for chicken recipes), or look through all recent pins on all of Pinterest, specific themed pins (like Weddings or Fashion). I didn’t “get” Pinterest at first, but now I love it. Way easier than keeping sites bookmarked in your browser, since you can organize them easier and have things visually (which I prefer).