We all know that planning a wedding = a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. Tons of inspiration and easily searchable database, but there's inspiration overload and it can also make you feel bad about your design and DIY realities.
Offbeat Bride reader Katie had a brilliant idea to make Pinterest your ally again…
Another useful way to use Pinterest boards is creating one to share with your mother/sisters/friends to keep them from bombarding you with whatever “cute,” “neat” idea they came across via email or text messages. Creating a board to share with my mother gave her a place to put all the ideas she had where I could glance at them every once in a while, and has made my planning experience infinitely less stressful because I'm not spending every five minutes of my day fielding every wedding-related thought she has.
It made the most sense, since most of the time the stuff my mother would send me was something she found on Pinterest. So I told her to create a board and share it with me so I could see it and get notifications when she pinned something. She ended up titling it “Wedding Stuff You Can Ignore,” but it gave her an outlet where she could be excited and toss ideas at me without completely burying me.
Basically… use a shared Pinterest board as the visual version of the “Shit People Suggest” spreadsheet!