Mood Boards are a popular new way for brides (or event planners) to communicate their ideas for themes, colors, and style to their vendors. But they are not really a new thing. Years ago, brides cut and pasted ideas for their wedding into noteooks. Many people use "vision boards" to express their thoughts about their future - goals, missions, or resolutions. More recently, Pinterest became a popular way for people to "cut and paste" photos from the Internet to an online bulletin board that highlighted their favorite ideas. But sometimes those boards got crowded with ideas that later became irrelevant as the person narrowed their thoughts. And sometimes Pinterest boards can be difficult to share. Mood Boards can be physical, or virtual. They distill your ideas into one, simple, board - a collage of 5-6 photos showing the key themes, styles, and colors you desire for your event. Pinterest Boards can still be used to manage your Mood Board, or you can use a photo editing program or app (I like Adobe Photo Shop or Pic Collage), to combine photos into a one-page *pdf document you can email to your vendors. (You can also do this in Word.) Mood Board can also be a great way for florists, stylists, and event planners to express their understanding of what their clients want. Below are some example of mood boards for a backyard wedding:
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