Finding Wedding Inspiration When You’re Ready to Quit Pinterest
Kim Sayatovic of Belladeux Event Design
Trying to get inspired and figure out the design for your wedding can be an overwhelming and exhausting task when you first start planning. Naturally, many couples head straight to Pinterest to get ideas, and while it is definitely a great source of information and inspiration, there are lots of other ways to get ideas!
Look Outside of Weddings
Wedding trends often come from other areas, like interior design and fashion. When you’re feeling like you’ve seen every wedding out there, and still don’t know what to do, pick up an interior design magazine, or better yet, turn on HGTV. Seeing the kinds of styles that are going in homes may help you find new tablescapes or fun textures you never considered.
The fashion runways are another great place to get your ideas flowing again. New color combinations are often debuted, which can be great inspiration for your color palette.
Look Around You
When you’re brainstorming, look up from your computer monitor and see what’s around you. Sometimes the best thing you can do is get up and take a walk outside. Go see a new movie or play, shop at your local farmer’s market, or enjoy a picnic by the lake- whatever is going to get you out and about to help open your mind to new possibilities. Take pictures along the way so that when you do come back to your computer you’ve got a fresh perspective and a whole album of new ideas.
These days everything goes on social media, which makes it the perfect place to research ideas for your wedding. Instagram tends to be a favorite choice among couples to showcase their weddings. Search under relevant hashtags based on what you’re looking for (we recommend #weddingideas and #weddinginspiration to start out), and you’ll be sure to find a plethora of photos full of great inspiration. Follow your favorite wedding designers, photographers, and blogs to fill up your feed with pictures of new events and trends that you’ll no doubt want to save for a later brainstorming session.
With these tips in your back pocket, you’ll have no problem putting together your perfect wedding design from start to finish!