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Pinterest.com is the social media site that everybody is talking about. With swelling visitor numbers, despite still being invitation-only, it is already showing that its popularity is well deserved, thanks to its innovative design and style.

 

Statistics show that the majority of Pinterest’s users are female, and 97% of those who ‘like’ the site on Facebook are women. Whether this will even out over time remains to be seen, but for the time being the proliferation of the imagery of arts and crafts, recipes, and expensive shoes on the site are, rightly or wrongly, fulfilling many stereotypes about women’s interests and concerns.

 

When Pinterest users spot an image they like on a website, they can share it with their followers on their Pinterest page. This is known as “pinning” an image. Others who see that pin can then ‘like’, comment upon, or “repin” the image, i.e. share it on their own page. Pins are organized on customized “boards”, so that the images are themed.

 

Its focus on the visual has made Pinterest a central hub of beautiful imagery. Whether it is virtual shopping lists, dream home photography or close-up shots of homemade food, Pinterest members are making the most of the medium to provide themselves with pictorial representations of how they wish their life to be.

 

One way in which people are taking advantage of Pinterest’s features is to brainstorm ideas for their wedding. Boards for wedding planning, bridesmaids’ dresses, wedding cakes, bridal paraphernalia, jewelry and flowers are pinned and repinned with gay abandon, providing shared ideas about the vital details which combine to make a bride’s day perfect. These visual storyboards show trends and hopes, where women take inspiration from celebrities and fashion designers and work out how to translate them to their own big day.

 

Wedding boards on Pinterest are also proving helpful for individual women to show whoever will be decorating their cake, arranging their flowers, or making their dress exactly what they want. When my planner asked for my ideas on decor or floral bouquets, I was able to send her my pins for quick reference.”

 

The popularity of planning nuptials on Pinterest means that there is no shortage of ideas on the site. Even if none of your friends are planning their own wedding, a quick search reveals thousands of pins from other people on the subject.

 

When you start to refine your tastes, it is easy to delete pins if you have changed your mind about your color scheme, or if something that appealed to you at the start of the process no longer has a place. Friends and family who also use Pinterest can give you feedback on your ideas, and it is even possible to create shared boards, where multiple people have permission to post. You could start a board where all your bridesmaids can pin their favorite pictures, and another for you and your Maid of Honor to plan the bachelorette party activities.

 

Gone are the days of scrapbooks, scissors and glue for wedding planning storyboards. Nowadays, Pinterest is the place to plan your wedding hairstyle, shoes, table decorations and wedding favors. Its advantages are clear, from the ability to easily share your pin boards with others, to having access to considerably more inspirational images than could be found in wedding magazines or brick-and-mortar shops.

 

While Pinterest.com may still be finding its place in the social media sphere, it is firmly establishing itself as an essential source of eye candy and fantasy visualizations. Its use, therefore, as a tool for wedding planning is obvious. After all, if a woman can’t dream of fairy tales and perfection for her wedding day, then when can she?

 

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Environmentally-friendly weddings are on the rise as every aspect of your nuptials—from the location to the decorations—can be green. While you don’t have to go to extremes to make your wedding eco-friendly, you can still plan the perfect green marital ceremony and reception. Here are a few a tips for throwing your ideal wedding that won’t leave a massive carbon footprint.

Eco-friendly Venues and Vendors

The venue is the most important part of any marital ceremony; however, most indoor event spaces like ballrooms and reception halls aren’t the best for the environment.  Alternatively you could choose a venue that doesn’t use a lot of electricity, water and other products that are harmful to the earth. Opt for an outdoor location, such as a garden or on a farm, to exchange vows. Try having your wedding and reception in the same place to avoid the need to travel from one location to the next. Having your wedding during the daytime also helps cut back on electricity usage, and there are plenty of green hotels that offer energy-efficient appliances and biodegradable products. While you may not be able to get away with or afford serving a three-course vegan or vegetarian meal, having an environmentally-friendly menu is not out of your reach. Although organic foods are more costly, make the food and beverages you serve green by going with caterers, chefs, and bakers who use locally grown foods and organic alternatives. In addition, opt for in-season produce as most out-of-season fruits and vegetables are grown in heated greenhouses, which use electricity and fuel for transportation.

 

flower favors for weddings

Roses & Love

Green Decorations and Accessories

Be creative and innovative while protecting the environment. Avoid using
paper products that are made of non-recycled materials or skip the paper
altogether by incorporating non-paper goods like e invites for save-the-dates. Try
favors & invitations that have seeds embedded in them that your guests can plant.
Although you may think that your bridal bouquet and other floral arrangements
are the last thing you need to be concerned about when it comes to making your
wedding green, using certain flowers can do more harm than good. Pass on
flowers that are out of season and have to be shipped or choose seasonal
replicas that aren’t doused in chemicals or grown under harsh working
conditions. Use seasonal flowers and decorative
pieces, to decorate your venue and walk down the aisle with —a brilliant way  to be green.

 

Outdoor weddings are the perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of the world around us. Celebrating with friends and family outdoors on your big day not only makes your memories richer, but the photography is stunning with natural light.
Give your guests an original favor with rustic appeal in the Birch Bark Hearts with your initials carved in the tree. Choose any seed for these eco-chic favors for a touch of rustic to your wedding decorations. Coupled with Birch Bark Candles they create an unforgettable touch of “green” to you Theme or Décor.

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eco-chic wedding favors with birch bark

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Beautiful Daisy Favors

Happy June.
Regards, Sheila, Robin, Amy

Pinterest.com is the latest social media website to have captured the public’s imagination. Its use of attractive images as its focus means it is proving incredibly popular for use in wedding planning. So how can brides and grooms to be make the most of Pinterest’s features to get the best and most personal ideas for their own upcoming wedding? Look for Plant a Memory’s Boards on Pinterest for Wedding Ideas.

 

pinterest weddings

Pinterest.com is the social media site that everybody is talking about. With swelling visitor numbers, despite still being invitation-only, it is already showing that its popularity is well deserved, thanks to its innovative design and style.

Statistics show that the majority of Pinterest’s users are female, and 97% of those who ‘like’ the site on Facebook are women. Whether this will even out over time remains to be seen, but for the time being the proliferation of the imagery of arts and crafts, recipes, and expensive shoes on the site are, rightly or wrongly, fulfilling many stereotypes about women’s interests and concerns.

When Pinterest users spot an image they like on a website, they can share it with their followers on their Pinterest page. This is known as “pinning” an image. Others who see that pin can then ‘like’, comment upon, or “repin” the image, i.e. share it on their own page. Pins are organized on customized “boards”, so that the images are themed.

Its focus on the visual has made Pinterest a central hub of beautiful imagery. Whether it is virtual shopping lists, dream home photography or close-up shots of homemade food, Pinterest members are making the most of the medium to provide themselves with pictorial representations of how they wish their life to be.

One way in which people are taking advantage of Pinterest’s features is to brainstorm ideas for their wedding. Boards for wedding planning, bridesmaids’ dresses, wedding cakes, bridal paraphernalia, jewelry and flowers are pinned and repinned with gay abandon, providing shared ideas about the vital details which combine to make a bride’s day perfect. These visual storyboards show trends and hopes, where women take inspiration from celebrities and fashion designers and work out how to translate them to their own big day.

Wedding boards on Pinterest are also proving helpful for individual women to show whoever will be decorating their cake, arranging their flowers, or making their dress exactly what they want. Lauren Skow, talking on Geekwire, explains,

・When my planner asked for my ideas on d馗or or floral bouquets, I was able to send her my pins for quick reference.・

The popularity of planning nuptials on Pinterest means that there is no shortage of ideas on the site. Even if none of your friends are planning their own wedding, a quick search reveals thousands of pins from other people on the subject.

When you start to refine your tastes, it is easy to delete pins if you have changed your mind about your color scheme, or if something that appealed to you at the start of the process no longer has a place. Friends and family who also use Pinterest can give you feedback on your ideas, and it is even possible to create shared boards, where multiple people have permission to post. You could start a board where all your bridesmaids can pin their favorite pictures, and another for you and your Maid of Honor to plan the bachelorette party activities.

Plant a Memory Boards are filled with wedding favor ideas as well as a bit of parties we like. Visit us on Pinterest and enjoy the ride.

 


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