Today’s guest post comes to us from inspiration board extraordinaire Sara of Burnett’s Boards. She was so kind to put together this post and share some boards that she’s put together. We look forward to many more posts from Sara, stay tuned!

A great place to start when planning your wedding is with an inspiration board. What is an inspiration board? Well, its basically one image, with several images within it, that wraps your dream wedding up into one neat little package.

Why is having one important? It’s something to show your wedding planner to give him or her a direction to go (he or she will probably ask you to create one anyway!).

What can you do with it? You can pin it onto a Pinterest board and add from there. Add things that enhance it, add things it might be missing, add pictures of your wedding dress and venue, and you’ll end up with a perfect visual of your wedding that all of your vendors can work from.

Yep, I know. There are a lot of inspiration boards out there to choose from… so which one is for you? It’s the one that stops you cold in your tracks, that you stare at for a little too long, that intrigues you and makes you dream a little. That’s the one.

Lets take a look at a couple of popular inspiration boards and the types of brides that love them.

Bride #1

She’s elegant, sophisticated, educated, and loves a little touch of old world glamour.

Burnett's Boards All That Glitters

Photo credits: cake, reception, Arabic gold lettered invites, ring, No.5, vintage Dior dress, gold stars, love blocks, mosque

See more of Burnett’s Boards after the jump…

Bride #2

She’s quirky, fun, a little indecisive, but always the life of the party.

Burnett's Boards Rainbow Wedding

Photo credits: cookies, origami stars, soda shop, gingham, pancakes, rainbow table, balloons, vintage prom dresses, rainbow paper decor, pancake bowls

Bride #3

This girl rides horses, spends weekends on her family ranch, and knows how to knock back a beer while looking cute in cowboy boots.

Burnett's Boards Rustic Ranch Wedding

Photo credits: bouquets, rings, Austin postcard, blue flower, beer bucket, BBQ menu, outdoor reception, wheat centerpiece, blue sky, cowgirls, barn, porch

Bride #4

She’s a sophisticated and modern city girl. Think: the real version of Carrie Bradshaw.

Burnett's Boards Black and White Wedding Inspiration

Photo credits: This stylish real wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty, photographed by Photo Pink, and took place at The Foundry.

Bride #5

She’s the ultimate girlie girl and romantic to the max.

Burnett's Boards Pink Ballerina Inspiration Board

Photo credits: outdoor reception, ballerina, pink decor, pink drinks, girlbouquetvintage ballerinas, dancing ballerina

Bride #6

This destination loving bride-to-be is usually busy planning her honeymoon instead of her wedding and can’t wait to kick off her heels and get some sand between her toes.

Burnett's Boards Aloha Wedding Inspiration Board

Photo credits: shoe valet, grey straws, beach table, popsicles, save the date card, beach shot, chandeliers, pineapple drinks, fans, Waialua bottle drinks, sailboat, pool, invitation, coconuts

Bride #7

She’s always in her garden, rides her bike to work, enjoys eating organic foods, and loves to support local sustainability movements.

Burnett's Boards Farm to Table Wedding

Photo credits: wedding invitation suite, menu, reception table, succulents in vintage tins, egg basket, old truck, vegetables, semi circle table in farm field, farm to table logo


Of course there are many other types of brides, and ultimately it’s up to you to find out what makes your clock tick. Don’t shy away from choosing an inspiration board that is totally “you guys” – maybe you and your fiancé are comic book fans – why not a comic book wedding? Or maybe you met at a movie theatre? Or spend your weekends together hiking in the forest? Whatever it is, there is an inspiration board out there for you.

Thanks so much Sara! Check out more of her beautiful boards over at Burnett’s Boards. You are sure to leave inspired!