Last week we talked about how Social Media could help your business grow by implementing pull marketing using popular sites. Well this week we will discuss one important and very helpful social media platform for any kind of events. As many of you know by now, Pinterest is a social media page known as “The World’s Catalog of Ideas” that lets you “pin” and create “pinboards” of your interest. Whether it is a cooking board, exercise, places to visit, craft, hair and fashion, and many others, Pinterest is taking control of the process of event planning by suggesting ideas and also describing how to do certain decorations, food recipes, and so on.
Pinterest is a free website that requires registration in order to use it. The way it works is simple, its users can upload, save, sort, and manage images (pin) even videos in different categories or concepts (pinboards). The best way to describe Pinterest is as a personalized media platform in which users can borrow and give out “secrets” for fashion, exercises, recipes, health, and more. Pinterest also includes standard social networking features and many of the items have a description or hyperlink on how to buy or create it. Just like many other social media pages Pinterest have profiles and followers that will connect through “like”, private messages, or by “pinning” one of your boards.
Now, when it comes to event planning Pinterest has it all! From baby showers, bridal showers, wedding, proposals, engagement, gender reveal, holidays celebration and much more. Pinterest gives you the option to look for ideas to make that special day even more special without a minimum stress level. I recently got engaged and in two weeks will be married and yes you guess right! I did my whole engagement photos and dinner, wedding shower, and wedding using Pinterest! Wedding planners are a little if not too expensive nowadays to have, and let’s face it; do you really get what you dreamed of your entire life? Not always. Even though you might be suggesting the décor and floral arrangements for your special day, it does not come the way you imagine simple because it can be more objective to people’s perspective, at the end of the day we are all different.
Do not get me wrong here; I know many that had a beautiful wedding guided by a planner but also from others who didn’t have that much luck. Bottom line, if you are a control freak like me and cannot allow anybody to do the things for you Pinterest is your best bet!
Feel free to follow my Pinterest page and use it as your bookmarking tool for event planning ideas!