Pinterest is playing a bigger and bigger role in the lives of DIY-ers. Since it hit the scene, more and more women and businesses have taken notice and built up one heck of a library of amazing ideas, one little pin at a time.
I'm a huge fan of Pinterest for bridal shower planning because other pinners are doing all the hard work and the research, for me. The good news for those planning important parties like bridal showers is that every day, more and more brides-to-be, maids of honor, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride and wedding planners are adding to the collection of awesome ideas. And, the best part is that there are so many different perspectives, I'm sure to find numerous ideas for everything from invitations and games to decorations and menu options all in one place...for free.
Sure, there are countless books for bridal shower planning available, but they can cost a pretty penny and often focus on a certain type of shower, be it elegant or traditional. The beauty of Pinterest is there are no limits and you can spend as much time as you want to looking through other pinners' boards and seeing what really speaks to the taste of the bride you're honoring.
And, if you haven't used Pinterest in a while, I think it's important to point out that they have a new secret board feature. Being able to put together a board that nobody can see but you makes it easier than ever to plan a bridal shower without the bride getting a glimpse of your plans.
So, before you head to the library or bookstore, hop onto Pinterest and grab some ideas for free. You can mix and match to your heart's content without any muss or fuss and the bride will be happily surprised with her party.