Full disclosure: I’m not a planner.
Now that I’ve spent a fair share of time in the wedding industry, I understand every wedding—mine included—benefits from a little planning. Mile-long guest lists. Pesky wedding invitations (complete with RSVPs and save-the-dates). Dreamy florals. Spirited tablescapes. Flavorful food. Not to mention the gown—a one-time dress meant to induce a memorable first-look reaction from my fiancé that competes with Earth’s seismic waves.
This all requires a hearty amount of planning.
Many wedding pros warned me: When it comes to throwing my dream wedding, a capable, visionary planner is the TLC my special day needs.
But alas, my slim budget doesn’t make room for the luxury of an in-the-flesh planner. I’ve had to make do with the always friendly, highly efficient, free alternative: Pinterest.
My fiancé started a secret Pinterest board for our wedding a few months ago and since then, we’ve both pinned our hearts out. Dozens of flowers, gowns and paper goods are splashed across our board and remind me that, while stressful, wedding planning is a terrifically fun sport we’re lucky enough to share.
Now let me excuse myself. I’m headed back to Pinterest to pin—ahem, I mean plan—away.
Meet Ashley and her sweetheart here.