PLE using Pinterest.com

Pinterest.com is one of the newest growing social media websites where people share ideas, hobbies, tutorials, and much more. There is a specific Wedding and Events section of the website where people share everything from their pictures of their dress, their centerpieces, or even bridal party gifts. I love Pinterest because it acts as a digital magazine where you can digitally save the pages you want all in one organized place. Any idea that you love can quickly be pinned to your page to help with the planning of every aspect of your wedding! At Platinum Lining Events, we use Pinterest.com to connect with our brides and share creative ideas. There is a feature where you may share a board with someone else and all members may add ideas. Once a bride establishes a theme or color scheme, I create the board and invite them to share their inspiration allowing both the planner and bride to see what each had in mind. The website also features private boards so only people you choose can see what is being pinned to that board. Pinterest gives me a chance to have a collaborative space with my brides to help put together the look and feeling of their wedding.? I also have many other boards to give brides inspiration and an idea of what they might want on their wedding day. Things such as dresses, cakes, centerpieces, hairstyles, and grooms fashion are all pinned on our page. Visit our site to get inspiration:...

7 TIPS FOR PERSONALIZING YOUR WEDDING

Pictures by: Dana Grant Photography I have yet to plan a wedding, in my 12 years, that hasn’t had personilized touches specific to my bride and groom. Tip #1: Write Your Own Vows – Nothing says “This is Our Wedding” like writing your own vows, it’s touching, your guests will love it and it will be a memory you and your Fiancé will always cherish. Isn’t that what all this is about anyway?? After the wedding your can frame each of your vows to have forever! Tip #2: Do Something Different -Throw out the rules that most couples follow for their wedding and do something different.  How about have your Cocktail Hour before the ceremony? Or at the Reception have different shape guest tables. Don’t have a head table, let your bridal party sit with their families and you and your new husband do the same. Don’t do the normal cake cutting ceremony, have a self serve dessert table, sky’s the limit when you let your imagination go wild and think outside of the box. Trust me your guest have been to more than one wedding and would welcome something different. Tip #3: Family Traditions/New or Old – Create your own family crest and incorporate it throughout your wedding. Include your family customs or traditions. Create an original signature drink. Tip #4: Personalized Wedding Favors that give back – Tip #5: Custom Invitations/Stationary – Tip # 6: Have a Focal Point – Monogram in lights, Sweetheart Table, Cake or Dessert Table, Colored Dance Floor, Photo Booth, Wall Graffiti!! Tip #7: Surprise Your Guests –  Have In n Out, Hot Dog on a Stick or...