Using a Vision Board To Plan Your Wedding
Inspiration isn’t always easy to come by. Though you might consider yourself something of a creative type, you never know when the fonts of inspiration are going to run dry. This can be particularly frustrating when you are planning a big event like your wedding. Going through this process can easily tap your creative side and make it so you don’t feel as inspired in areas like décor, invitations, clothing, and more. While this can seem aggravating, there is a simple way to find the innovation you require.
When you feel like you can’t think of anything creative or clever for your wedding, turning to a vision board might provide just the solution you need. If you’re not sure how to begin, give yourself a moment to explore some of these simple tips and learn more about how you can feel inspired whenever you need an extra boost.
Cut and Paste
There are a few different ways to get this process started. For one, you can go the old-school route and create an actual, physical vision board. To do this, you’ll want to source a ton of different materials. Grab as many wedding-related publications as you can. Typically, you’re going to have the most luck scouring bridal magazines, food & drink publications, and any style or décor periodicals you can get your hands on. Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself in this way and can use whatever publications you think will help.
Go through all of your materials, and take note of anything that you like or that brings out a positive emotional response. Cut each of these images out of the magazines you’re using, and set the images aside. Once you feel like you’ve collected enough, grab poster board and some glue and start sticking the images all over the board in whatever way you wish. The idea is to use the board to feel inspired throughout the planning process, helping you create your own aesthetic and discover which images mean the most for your event.
Using a piece of poster board and some glue might be how the idea of the vision board first came to be, but it is far from the only way to go about finding some inspiration. The digital age has changed a great many practices, including how people create these boards. Instead of using physical materials, look into one of several online options. One of the most popular sites for this type of project is Pinterest.
Essentially a digital version of a vision board, Pinterest offers some wonderful benefits to couples who are looking for a bit of inspiration while planning their weddings. Unlike poster board, which has limited space, Pinterest allows you the option of constantly sourcing images, videos, text, and anything else from all over the internet without “running out of room.” Plus, you can download the app and take your “board” with you anywhere. This is a perfect fit for anyone who needs inspiration in a pinch or doesn’t want to deal with cutting and pasting.
Finally, there are some interesting ways to feel inspired without having to specifically use a vision board. In recent years, more and more “wedding trade shows” have started popping up around the world. These events bring together vendors from near and far so happy couples can discover what’s out there and feel inspired for their own weddings. Take a look and see if any are happening in your area, and make a day trip out of it.
Discovering inspiration is not always easy. Consider a vision board when you’re stuck, and see what creativity flows through.