Help Plan your Wedding with Vision Boards.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming with couples finding themselves unclear on the direction to go. And why would they not be, with a plethora of options to choose from, it can be all too much. An option to bring their vision to life is using a vision board, as some like to refer it as a mood or inspiration boards.
What is a vision board?
Vision boards are just that – an inspiration of collective ideas. What I like about a vision board is that you create multiple boards. An example would include venue design, wedding dress, colour schemes, tables arrangements. The list goes on. It is these ideas that help shape the vision of your wedding. And within those boards, you can create tiers surrounded on what appeals the most or by cost.
Below is an example of how I would create a vision board for a wedding dress:
• Style of dress – add varying styles because knowing what you do not like assists you in deciding what you do
• Fabric swatch – colour and material type
• Shoes – colour, heel height, closed, open,
• Accessories – headpieces and jewellery
• Make-Up and hair – play with different looks.
Another vision board can be for your vendors. I would include the following:
• Décor of the ceremony and venue.
• Cake and desserts
• Photo locations
Here are some tips that I have found work for me.
- Choose no more than ten images per vision board. Too many images/photos will confuse you.
- Tier the images whether it is on appeal or price
- When you have chosen what will NOT work for your wedding, delete the image.
- When you have narrowed the ideas to two images per vision board, walk away. Please give it a couple of days then go back to it.
Types of boards
Physical boards – These boards are based on cutting out images from wedding books and placing these onto a cork board that is readily accessible. Take photos of these boards to show to your vendors. The problem with these boards is where to store them while working on them. And what will you do after your wedding?
Digital boards – by far, these boards are most convenient and easily shared with all vendors. Pinterest, Canva and Adobe Spark are the three most popular digital boards; and my preference.
Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration and is user friendly. There is so much content to be found on Pinterest that you cannot go wrong. It is a free app and interactional as you can draw ideas from other like-minded people.The benefits using this platform it gives you inspiration in building a vision board with the things you like and sharing your boards with other users. www.pinterest.com
Canva has over 6000 templates in creating your invitations and vision board. Upload your images onto the boards. It is that simple. However, fees do apply for using Canva. It is approximately $17.00 a month, and you can cancel anytime. The benefits in using canva it has a easy to share option, has preset sizes and templates for social media posts, postcards, invitations etc. www.canva.com
Adobe Spark is a free app that you can download onto any device. It has many templates and free photos to add onto your boards. You also have the option to take photos or import them directly from your photo library. Like canva it has a sharing options along with preset sizes and templates for social media posts. www.adobe.com
• Get organised
• Do more than one vision board
• Don’t limit yourself – apply your ideas freely
• Stand by what you want and do not want
Be creative with your boards and most importantly have fun!