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A Bride-to-Be's Guide to Pinterest

If you're planning a wedding, chances are you've perused Pinterest's abundance of wedding boards. Here's what we came up with the help narrow your search

Mix wedding dresses, fancy updos, romantic save-the-date ideas, elaborate interior decorations, and decadent dessert recipes together, and what do you have? No, not ADD. Pinterest.

If you've ever been bored on a lazy Sunday, goofed off in the office, or just felt like taking a break from Facebook, you've probably found yourself on Pinterest. And you're not alone. Pinterest is the fourth most trafficked social media site in the world, with more than 12 million users in the U.S. alone. Fifty nine percent of brides 'fessed up to using Pinterest to help them plan their weddings in a recent poll.

So for those of you who have yet to catch wind of the pinning trend, here's how it works: you find all of the cute things you're obsessing over right now, pin them together on a board, and publish it for all of your friends to see. It's genius.

When it comes to planning your bridal look on Pinterest, think of the site as your own, personal wedding assistant. Divide your boards into several categories, so instead of having one giant wedding board, have several, narrower topics (examples include "gorgeous wedding hairstyles" or "floral bouquets").

Need a little inspiration to get your creativity flowing? There are experienced bridal pinners to follow. Style Me Pretty is a classic go-to for all things bridal, with particularly good boards on hair and makeup trends. For the southern bridal belle, check out Southern Weddings Magazine. Modern brides should browse through Brooklyn Bride, and Wedding Chicks is bound to have a board for every bride.

Of course, an ideal jump off point is Total Beauty's very own Bridal board. Come see!


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