Pinterest is a must for any Bride to be and is the best online tool for:
- Create mood boards to help you work on the design, look and style of your wedding;
- Pin your favourite finds so you can find them at a later date;
- Get wedding inspiration from other pinners by following their pins;
- Get access to top tips, planning tools and craft ideas from other winners; and
- Share your boards and inspiration with other brides!
How to get started on Pinterest
Pinterest is super easy to use, you just need to sign up on their home page which can be found here: Pinterest.com
and fill out the sign up details, its as easy as that!
You can now link your Facebook or Twitter account with your Pinterest account. This will make it easier for you to find your friends, family members, and favorite blogs and brands to follow on Pinterest. However you can always just start with your email address.
2. Create Your Profile
When you create your account, you may want to keep a consistent social media profile name so that your followers and friends can seek you out on all of the social media services you have joined.
3. Set those email settings to get notifications
Luckily, Pinterest’s options are straightforward and easy to understand. When you first start pinning, keep all the e-mail notifications on. It’s a great way to find new people to follow by seeing who likes, comments, or repins ideas from your boards. They do have a tendency to clog up your inbox, so if they are coming in fast, you an always return and change the settings.
The best bit – Get Pinning!
1. Install the Pin It Button
The easiest way to add content from any site is to add the “Pin It” button to your web browser. You can install the pin button on your browser by visiting this page How to install a browser button
2. Your first pin…
To add a pin to one of your boards, click on either the “Pin It” button in your bookmark bar or on the website you’re reading. A screen will pop up asking you to select the image you want to pin (if there’s more than one photo on the page), after selecting the image you’ll get another window to create the pin. Choose which board to add the pin to and write a description of the image you’re pinning. Select the board using the drop down menu in the window. If you want to add your pin to a new board, you can create one directly from the drop down menu as well. Once you’ve selected the board, write a description of your pin—something to help you remember why you added it to your boards.
3. Your first board…
To create a new board on your account, click the “Add +” button in the upper right-hand corner of your main Pinterest page. Select Create a Board (more on the other two options on the next page). Give your board a descriptive name so your followers (and you!) know what types of pins they’ll find on it. The category options are set by Pinterest, so select whichever is closest or choose “other” for those wildcard boards. The final option before you create your board is to add another pinner to it. This means that they will have the ability to add pins (and other pinners) to the shared board. They won’t, however, be able to edit the title or the category of the board.
4. Don’t forget you can collect wedding inspiration from your Pinterest feed.
If someone you’re following, (such as Creative Wedding Co!) has added a pin that you like, you can save it to one of your boards as well. Simply hover over the image on Pinterest and three buttons will appear—repin, like, and comment. To add that pin to your account click repin and follow the same steps you would to add a pin.
5. Don’t forget you can like and comment on pins
Let’s say you like someone’s pin, but not enough to add it to one of your own boards. That’s where the like button comes in handy. The original pinner will be able to see that you’ve liked it, but it won’t be added to the feed of pins that your followers see. (If you do want to see the pins you’ve liked, you can do so via the link on your profile page.)
You can also add comments to your pins or your friends’ pins by clicking on the comment button. Just remember everyone else can see these!
6. Upload a Pin
If there is a photo you’ve taken that you want to upload to Pinterest, you can do that by using their upload feature. Go to your main Pinterest feed and click the “Add +” button in the upper right-hand corner (the same one you used to create a new board). From the screen that pops up you’ll be able to add a pin by pasting in the URL of a website or by uploading a photo from your hard drive.