A wedding inspiration board helps you visually see what you want your wedding to look and feel like. While many of us have been spending years curating our Pinterest board or saving posts on Instagram, a wedding inspiration board is often a physical board (think 8th grade science fair!) or a scrapbook of images.
It’s something tangible you can take to your wedding planner, florist, venue or dress shop to help you make cohesive decisions about your wedding. It lets your team of professionals know what you’re looking for, even if you can’t quite put words to it.
Ultimately, a wedding inspiration board helps to tie together all of the ideas you have floating around in your head about your wedding.
What to Include on Your Wedding Inspiration Board
Wedding Fashion: Suits and dresses are often the cornerstone of wedding design. Find images of silhouettes and fabrics that you enjoy to help you find the perfect wedding style for your big day.
Color Palettes: A color palette will help your wedding feel cohesive. While the colors of a wedding are often inspired by the season, remember that it’s okay to stray from the norm!
Floral Design: Choose images of floral arrangements that speak to you. Remember that many flowers come in a full spectrum of colors, so focus on textures, shapes, and flower types.
Invitation Suite and Stationery: This includes save the dates, RSVP cards, table cards and other paper goods involved in your wedding. Use your board to determine if you want something monogrammed, something with a graphic design or designs with engagement photos.
Food and Desserts: Food is a way to bring people together. While you don’t need to include your actual menu on your inspiration board, you can include types of catering such as buffet, passed hors d'oeuvres or a grazing table. Also use this space to help you choose between a traditional wedding cake or something like a donut wall or cupcakes.
Wedding Favors: What will you send your guests off with? Use your wedding inspo board to determine if you’re thinking more along the lines of a tasty treat, a homemade keepsake or a monogrammed accessory.
Miscellaneous: Don’t stop at the above! Use your board to visualize other pieces of your wedding like a signature cocktail, seating arrangements, unity ceremony and anything else you want to be sure to include on wedding day.
Once Your Board Is Done…
When you have completed your wedding inspiration board, use it to help you choose your wedding vendors and design. This will ensure you have a cohesive event on the big day that looks amazing.
Not the artsy type? That’s okay! All of Bustld’s real weddings serve as inspiration boards! Browse by color, season or style to find a wedding that encompasses what you’ve always dreamed of.