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Vision Boards: The First Stop to Wedding Planning

Christina's Bridal Builder Vision Board

What is a Vision Board?

A vision board or a dream board is a group of images you gather in one place in order to inspire yourself to reach your dreams or to spur creativity. Vision boards can look like post-it note reminders about what you still need to do sprinkled with images (like Christina uses to keep Bridal Bouquet Builder's marketing plan moving); like a collage of dresses, cakes, and flowers for your special day; or like a digital collection of images that inspire you to work toward your goals every day.

How Many Vision Boards Should I Have?

That depends on what you want to focus on and how you want to split up the tasks. For a wedding, you could have one, all-encompassing vision board full of your various ideas, perhaps organized into groups, or you could create separate vision boards for your cake, your dress, your venue, etc. For that matter, you could do a hybrid of the two and have one board that's for your number-one priority (say your dress is the most important thing to you) and then another board for everything else in the wedding. It all depends on how you work best.

Photo credit: on Pinterest

Where Do I Start to Put a Vision Board Together?

Pinterest is THE tool to start getting vision board ideas! Whether you'd like to print out photos to place on a physical vision board or you'd like to use Pinterest's virtual boards, this is the one-stop-shop for getting ideas rolling. If you've never tried Pinterest before, I highly recommend it!

Other great places to start include Instagram (search the hashtags #weddinginspo, #weddingbouquet, #weddingflowers, and #weddingflorist to get ideas to build your bouquet with), Google Images, and magazines. Explore the many sources of wedding photography out there and add to your board as you find things you enjoy!

Don't Rest on Your Laurels

Don't forget to actively pursue the things on your vision board once you put them up there: use them as reference material when you go dress shopping, keep a look out for things that fit with the images you have when you go shopping, and show your florist what ideas you have so they can help you build the perfect bouquet!

And, on the off chance that you haven't found that perfect someone yet but you're apt to daydream about your special day, take steps to find the right person. Don't wait for the universe to hand you that perfect someone. They're out there and you've got to put yourself out there to find them.