Avoiding Common Mood Board Mistakes

Mood boards are an excellent guide for any event, especially a wedding. However, a poster board packed with images from Pinterest isn’t going to help you get your ideas sorted. A mood board should be productive and inspiring. Here’s how to edit and curate a mood board.

Mood Board Mistakes: Editing

One mistake people make with a mood board – also called an inspiration board – is to have too many ideas in one place. To start with, you want to add everything that you love, every image, every song, every poem, every photo, flower, font, and fashions that inspire and attract you, but then you must edit.

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Don’t limit your sources of inspiration to Instagram. Get out and get inspired by nature.

The brainstorming phase is a great place to start, but at some point, you need to start narrowing down your choices so that you can begin to make the mood board productive.

Editing Too Soon

Another mistake is to start editing too soon. You may have an idea of what you want your wedding to look like and only search for photos and inspiration that will accommodate that vision. But, you may be missing out on some incredible elements. Limiting your mood board from the beginning may stifle inspiration, missing out on some great ideas.

Limiting Your Sources

When you edit your mood board too soon, you are also limiting your resources. Open up your inspirational world by stepping away from the easy sources of inspiration. Pinterest is a great place to start, but you need to step away from Pinterest and go looking in odd, unusual, and unconventional places. Even taking a walk around your neighborhood can give you the inspiration that you wouldn’t get from the internet. At some point, you will need to edit, but before you edit, you need to let your imagination go wild.

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Don’t forget to include your partner when curating the inspiration board.

Involving Your Partner

There’s a common misconception that only one half of the couple is going to be in charge of designing the wedding. Don’t make the mistake of not involving your partner in the process. A wedding should be a reflection of both people, so when you go to create a mood board, make sure that you are both represented on that board.

Once everyone is represented, and you have edited all of your likes and dislikes, then it’s time to make your mood board come to life with the help of our wedding specialists at Colorado Party Rentals.

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