Courtesy of Jonathan Canlas
No one knows inspiration boards like bridal blogger Kathryn Storke, who's posted more than 500—count 'em, 500!—on her site Snippet & Ink. Check out her tips for turning a pair of heels into the wedding of your dreams!
1. GET ORGANIZED.
Find a place to put your ideas, whether it's a bulletin board above your desk or a photo file on your phone or laptop.
"When building a board, I browse fashion and home-decor magazines and blogs," says Storke. "Graphic design elements on packaging and stationery are also a source of creative ideas."
2. START TO COLLECT IMAGES AND ITEMS YOU LOVE.
Anything goes—a photo of fuchsia tulips, an antique armchair, a stack of throw pillows....
3. KEEP YOUR LOCATION AND DATE IN MIND.
While you're gathering ideas, limit yourself to those that will work with the venue and the season.
4. SELECT THINGS THAT REFLECT THE TWO OF YOU AS A COUPLE.
Both love to backpack? Scour campfire cookbooks for inspiration. (S'mores!) Obsessed with astrology? Search the Internet for cool symbols of the signs.
5. JOT DOWN NOTES ABOUT EACH DETAIL.
You may have plans for that ombre ribbon, but four months from now, you may not remember thinking that its palette would look great on your cake.