[GROOM-ER] Finding Inspiration on How to Dress the Boys using Pinterest

He might not care if you get table runners, or if the vases are square and short, or  you choose tall cylinder vases.  He does care about what kind of skis or board he rides on, so eventually he's gonna realize and care about what he's wearing on the big day.   You can simple, flashy or totally off-the-hook if you want to.  We'd say most of the mountain brides we work with gravitate towards a classic look for the guy, with lots of dark suits, with bursts of color from boutonierres or even bowties.

Here is an interesting way to get the groom-to-be, or groom-er as we like to call'em around here, involved in the overall style of the wedding.  Use Pinterest.  Yep, we said it.  If he's a fan of using his smartphone, ipad or laptop, ask him to try out this new social inspiration board builder.  You can use it for practically anything, but it makes planning weddings and events a lot of fun.  We're using it now with our brides, and you can use it as a couple to build an inspiration board that shows your style as a couple.  You can then share this board with your other vendors, so that they can see what you're into.  

         >> Check out our Groom-er board to get in on the action.

Hand him the controls from your profile to get started.  Start a board called, "stuff I'd like see to my guy in on our wedding day", or "our couple style" and it might not be such a bad idea to create one called "NO WAY!"  Show him what you're attracted to, and ask him to bring out his style on a board, to pin some stuff that he might consider, or even have him create his own profile to start his own boards.  

[GROOM-ER] Finding Inspiration on How to Dress the Boys using Pinterest

Contact us for invite to Pinterest, as it's officially in beta.  Send us an email, mention this blog post, and you'll be pinning in no time.  And if you're a pinner yourself already, then please practice your good pinning habits and give photo credit and links.  Thanks for reading!

[GROOM-ER] Finding Inspiration on How to Dress the Boys using Pinterest

If you know of any good groom-related wedding boards, please add a comment to this blog post.  Thanks for helping create an awesome online wedding community!

P.S. - We were just contacted by a national trade publication about our use of Pinterest for our business, and they wanted to use screenshots of some of our boards in their read!  We'll share more as this story develops into a print article.  

[HOW TO] share multiple url's using only one link

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It's time to shed old ways of doing things and embrace technology to make our lives easier.  One example is the ability to share multiple links with only one link.  You can make a list of possible florists, caterers and photographers.  You could make another list of airlines that take you to your destination.  Or create another list of links that are of just shoes that you might be needing for your adventure wedding in the Rocky Mountains!

Mountain Goat in Summit County, Colorado.  |  photo[danielmcvey.com]

During your wedding planning, you'll be sending numerous emails, making many phone calls, and exchanging a lot of information.  This is a tool that vendors can use to link to past media and press, such as this link http://www.multiurl.com/g/6vJ does for Creative Flowers Inc | Petal and Bean.  Now, most of these links can be found on this page on our flower shop website, but is much easier to use instead of clicking on each link from the web page.

For couples planning their wedding and exploring different lodging options in Breckenridge, and you want to share a list of possible lodging companies, you can end up typing many links into numerous emails.  Do a bit of legwork up front, and use one link to send to your planning team.

Autumn.  Looking south at Mount Guyot and Baldy near Breckenridge, Colorado  |  photo[danielmcvey.com]

You can then navigate the links by a toolbar found in the top left of the screen, or you can use a dropdown menu of the sites sent.  Please visit www.multiurl.com to learn more.

Is wedding technology more confusing than helpful?  If there's technology out there that's easy to use and interesting, please send it our way and we could possibly share it on this blog.  Tell us how you use today's technology to plan your wedding.  Please comment below if you know of any other cool tools we should know about, thanks!

>> Photos courtesy of Daniel McVey, a "photographer currently living in Summit County, Colorado.  I enjoy taking landscape images at day or night. The moon and stars are also a motif in my pictures. Aside from landscape, I do some wildlife photos."  Check out his website here and his Facebook page here.