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Pinterest gains popularity in wedding planning

2012-09-16T09:00:00Z Pinterest gains popularity in wedding planningBy Ashley Boyer nwitimes.com
September 16, 2012 9:00 am  • 

If you’ve browsed the Internet any time in the last year, you’ve probably heard of Pinterest, the latest social media craze. And brides-to-be everywhere are logging in and getting on board.

Tiffany Ellis, dress consultant and assistant wedding planner at EVENTS by September’s Bride in Holland, Michigan, has seen brides embrace this Internet trend. “We get a lot of brides into the shop who are re-creating things that they have seen on Pinterest,” notes Ellis, such as many handmade touches, unique color schemes, and dresses in different styles and colors for each bridesmaid.

The idea behind Pinterest is so simple that anyone can learn to use the site: Find images you like online and “pin” them to one of your themed collections, called “boards.” The boards allow brides to gather ideas easily in one place and create a visual of what they want their wedding to look like, Ellis says.

“A lot of brides need to see it all put together before them, and Pinterest makes it so much easier than cutting and pasting,” Ellis says.

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