Pinterest…the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

To me, Pinterest is without a doubt the best thing to happen to the internet in a long time. Remember back in the day when you would tear out pages from magazines for all things cool? Whether it was an outfit, hairstyle, makeup product, famous celebrity, inspirational quote, or dream vacation spot, we’ve all done that at one point or another to keep track of things we wanted or aspired to. Well, those days of old-school page-tearing have now become obsolete since Pinterest came onto the scene.

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A coworker introduced me to Pinterest about a week after I got engaged, and I was instantly hooked. I first used it early on to find inspiration for wedding gowns. I had no idea what style I wanted so would just scour the web (and Pinterest) looking for what would ultimately be the perfect dress. What’s really funny is the dress I ended up falling in love with (and purchasing) was one of the first things I pinned. Sometimes you know yourself better than you think!

After creating dress boards, I became a bit overwhelmed with the sheer volume of material out there to pin, so I started creating specific boards to help organize my thoughts. I created ones for wedding looks, cakes & flowers, save-the-date cards, wedding shoes, wedding photos wish list, groom style, and more. Here are examples of some of my actual boards below.

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Some of my Pinterest boards / Image via my personal Pinterest page

Now while I am pretty wedding obsessed, there are countless other ways to utilize Pinterest as well. I find it a great resource for pinning recipes, for example. When I’m at the supermarket and not sure what to make, I pull up Pinterest on my phone and just scroll through the 100-plus incredible dishes I have on my “Delicious Recipes to Try” board. Because I use that board so often, it earned the well deserved first spot on my Pinterest profile. :)

I also follow quite a few wedding related boards on Pinterest, so I’ll end today’s post with links below of my favorite ones. Happy Pinning!

BLOGGER

Mrs. Mongoose

Location:
New Haven, CT
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    LissaBeans 340 posts, Helper bee @ 8:35 am

    Uh oh, I am in so much trouble. I pin CONSTANTLY on my wedding board and now, thanks to your links, I honestly could spend the entire rest of the day pinning. I hadn’t been following any of those boards. So…I thank you for these links! My boss, on the other hand, does not.

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    Mrs. Wallaby 2809 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:52 am

    I am a serial pinner. Can’t stop, won’t stop. It definitely helped me stay organizing with wedding planning – I only bought one bridal magazine in the 10 months that we were engaged. I totally agree with the advice – divide wedding ideas into specific boards that you can share with vendors. Now I’ve moved onto pinning home interiors. Things are about to get crafty again in the Wallaby household…

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    Miss Bat 285 posts, Helper bee @ 10:15 am

    Ha, I STILL cut things out of magazines, hehe. Maybe I should start using pinterest more :P Like I said in your last posts, your boards are so impressive!!

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    jilleeann 407 posts, Helper bee @ 3:15 pm

    Thanks for the board shares! As an avid knitter, crocheter and all around DIY crafting girl I’ve got boards for things from what to do with old tshirts to new patterns. As an old punk I’m big on reusing old things, and there are great boards for that as well.

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