I remember when Jay and I started planning our own wedding how much time we put into researching, imagining, and making decisions. We loved wedding planning but it was so time-consuming! Between figuring out a budget and searching for the perfect venue and photographer, a bride and groom definitely have their work cut out for themselves. Something I wish I had done early on in our planning to make things easier on ourselves would have been to create an inspiration board. Back then I had no idea how useful an inspiration board could be so today I thought I’d share my thoughts on why I think every bride needs an an inspiration board, what an inspiration board looks like, and how to make one.
I love Pinterest but it sure doesn’t help narrow down any bride’s focus! The more time you spend pinning, the more ideas you have and the more you can start to feel overwhelmed. An inspiration board forces you to really zero in on how you want your wedding to look and feel. It forces you to narrow down your collection of images and select only those that truly represent your style. Once you’ve curated your images and created your inspiration board, it will be useful in two main ways. First, you can share it with your vendors so that they have a clear idea of what you’re looking to achieve. And second, an inspiration board will drive the decisions you make regarding your wedding décor. This is so important because you want to make sure that all the details will come together in a cohesive way.
An inspiration board essentially looks like a collage, only prettier. To illustrate, I created an inspiration board from our own wedding images. Below you’ll see some of the key elements that came together to create our dream wedding:
Now that you’re ready to create your inspiration board, here’s how to do it:
Here are a few useful links for wedding inspiration:
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