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An Elegant Blue and Purple wedding at the Grand Hotel in Baltimore by Maryland Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

July 18, 2013

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Here comes the bride.  It’s a simple sentence that we all have heard before, but also know that it has a powerful meaning behind it.  I mean, when you say here comes the bride, automatically everyone on the wedding day turns and stares at them!! The bride is ever gorgeous and ready to go marry her man.  But what most people don’t know about, is what happens before she walks down the aisle.  From the craziness of planning for 6+ months to the day of, there’s tons of thinking that has to be done about all the little details!  Since I got married this past May, all of that fun is still fresh in my head, and so I decided to start this series in order to share some tips and tricks that you might not have been thinking about before!

An Elegant Blue and Purple wedding at the Grand Hotel in Baltimore by Maryland Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

So the first thing I decided to blog about from this series is using Pinterest to plan your wedding.  Lots of the little details from our wedding were inspired by Pinterest… like the S in the hay bale, the yarn-wrapped hoops, and our guestbook idea!!  Pinterest was awesome when you’re first compiling ideas for the big day.  However it can quickly be overwhelming because with Pinterest, there’s so many possibilities!!

An Elegant Blue and Purple wedding at the Grand Hotel in Baltimore by Maryland Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

So here are a couple of tips to planning your wedding with Pinterest:

First, take full advantage of the “Secret” board button, that way your guests aren’t seeing all of your ideas beforehand.  If you don’t care about guests knowing, then by all means skip it, but for me, I didn’t want anyone to know my ideas ahead of time!
Secondly, once you have a theme STICK TO IT.  It’s so easy to pick a country rustic theme, and then see super cute anchors and want to change the whole theme or somehow incorporate them.  Folks, anchors don’t belong at a country wedding in a field, but I really considered making it happen.  This is because Pinterest has so many ideas, its easy to get them all jumbled together.

To avoid the second problem, once you have your general day planned out, don’t add to it anymore.  Once you picked the bridesmaids dresses, the flowers, the cake, the wedding paper, and maybe all the little signs you want, stop there.  When you’re lacking ideas for the dessert table display later on, that’s when you can search Pinterest only for that specific thing.  It narrows down the possibilities super quickly and it keeps you from getting off track (like Pinterest does to so many of us)!

 

So that’s all I’ve got for you today! Make sure you tune in next Thursday to hear about tips for the getting ready room!!

 

 

 

Here comes the bride.  It’s a simple sentence that we all have heard before, but also know that it has a powerful meaning behind it.  I mean, when you say here comes the bride, automatically everyone on the wedding day turns and stares at them!! The bride is ever gorgeous and ready to go marry her man.  But what most people don’t know about, is what happens before she walks down the aisle.  From the craziness of planning for 6+ months to the day of, there’s tons of thinking that has to be done about all the little details!  Since I got married this past May, all of that fun is still fresh in my head, and so I decided to start this series in order to share some tips and tricks that you might not have been thinking about before!

An Elegant Blue and Purple wedding at the Grand Hotel in Baltimore by Maryland Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

So the first thing I decided to blog about from this series is using Pinterest to plan your wedding.  Lots of the little details from our wedding were inspired by Pinterest… like the S in the hay bale, the yarn-wrapped hoops, and our guestbook idea!!  Pinterest was awesome when you’re first compiling ideas for the big day.  However it can quickly be overwhelming because with Pinterest, there’s so many possibilities!!

An Elegant Blue and Purple wedding at the Grand Hotel in Baltimore by Maryland Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

So here are a couple of tips to planning your wedding with Pinterest:

First, take full advantage of the “Secret” board button, that way your guests aren’t seeing all of your ideas beforehand.  If you don’t care about guests knowing, then by all means skip it, but for me, I didn’t want anyone to know my ideas ahead of time!
Secondly, once you have a theme STICK TO IT.  It’s so easy to pick a country rustic theme, and then see super cute anchors and want to change the whole theme or somehow incorporate them.  Folks, anchors don’t belong at a country wedding in a field, but I really considered making it happen.  This is because Pinterest has so many ideas, its easy to get them all jumbled together.

To avoid the second problem, once you have your general day planned out, don’t add to it anymore.  Once you picked the bridesmaids dresses, the flowers, the cake, the wedding paper, and maybe all the little signs you want, stop there.  When you’re lacking ideas for the dessert table display later on, that’s when you can search Pinterest only for that specific thing.  It narrows down the possibilities super quickly and it keeps you from getting off track (like Pinterest does to so many of us)!

 

So that’s all I’ve got for you today! Make sure you tune in next Thursday to hear about tips for the getting ready room!!

 

 

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Here comes the bride.  It’s a simple sentence that we all have heard before, but also know that it has a powerful meaning behind it.  I mean, when you say here comes the bride, automatically everyone on the wedding day turns and stares at them!! The bride is ever gorgeous and ready to go marry her man.  But what most people don’t know about, is what happens before she walks down the aisle.  From the craziness of planning for 6+ months to the day of, there’s tons of thinking that has to be done about all the little details!  Since I got married this past May, all of that fun is still fresh in my head, and so I decided to start this series in order to share some tips and tricks that you might not have been thinking about before!

An Elegant Blue and Purple wedding at the Grand Hotel in Baltimore by Maryland Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

So the first thing I decided to blog about from this series is using Pinterest to plan your wedding.  Lots of the little details from our wedding were inspired by Pinterest… like the S in the hay bale, the yarn-wrapped hoops, and our guestbook idea!!  Pinterest was awesome when you’re first compiling ideas for the big day.  However it can quickly be overwhelming because with Pinterest, there’s so many possibilities!!

An Elegant Blue and Purple wedding at the Grand Hotel in Baltimore by Maryland Fine Art Photographer Lauren R Swann

So here are a couple of tips to planning your wedding with Pinterest:

First, take full advantage of the “Secret” board button, that way your guests aren’t seeing all of your ideas beforehand.  If you don’t care about guests knowing, then by all means skip it, but for me, I didn’t want anyone to know my ideas ahead of time!
Secondly, once you have a theme STICK TO IT.  It’s so easy to pick a country rustic theme, and then see super cute anchors and want to change the whole theme or somehow incorporate them.  Folks, anchors don’t belong at a country wedding in a field, but I really considered making it happen.  This is because Pinterest has so many ideas, its easy to get them all jumbled together.

To avoid the second problem, once you have your general day planned out, don’t add to it anymore.  Once you picked the bridesmaids dresses, the flowers, the cake, the wedding paper, and maybe all the little signs you want, stop there.  When you’re lacking ideas for the dessert table display later on, that’s when you can search Pinterest only for that specific thing.  It narrows down the possibilities super quickly and it keeps you from getting off track (like Pinterest does to so many of us)!

 

So that’s all I’ve got for you today! Make sure you tune in next Thursday to hear about tips for the getting ready room!!

 

 

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