Recent studies have discovered that Pinterest is now the third most popular social network in the United States behind Facebook and Twitter. With so many people and businesses now utilizing these virtual pinboards, you’ll inevitably run into some pinners that really know what they’re doing and have great taste in pins. Following these pinners can keep you up to date with all of the latest trends and what’s hot in the event planning industry! These influential pinners can be your ticket to improving your credibility on the web. We’ve searched through hundreds of pinboards and consolidated them into the top 30 event industry Pinterest influencers of 2012 so that you can rise in the ranks and eventually be considered an influential pinner yourself! Please find our list of pinners below in alphabetical order, with their individual brand descriptions and links. If you want to save yourself some time, simply follow our Top 30 Influencers board on Pinterest directly to stay connected with all these pinners.

  • Catch My Party: Catch My Party is the place to find incredible party ideas and inspiration, share party photos, and connect with people who love entertaining.
  • Etsy: The marketplace we make together.
  • Exclusively Weddings: Since 1992, offering wedding invitations, accessories, wedding party gifts and favors on our Web site and catalog. Providing inspiration and ideas to our Pinterest followers.
  • Good Housekeeping Magazine: All the decorating tips, organizing advice, recipe ideas, and product picks you love from GoodHousekeeping.com.
  • Green Wedding Shoes: Editor + Creative Director of Green Wedding Shoes. Because you are truly. madly. deeply. head over heels in love!
  • HGTV: Photos, projects, ideas and designs we love!
  • Intimate Wedding: Intimate Weddings is the go-to site for planning small weddings and DIY weddings. We have oodles of DIY wedding ideas, wedding venues and inspiration for planning a dazzling – and budget friendly wedding.
  • Luxe Finds: LuxeFinds is a luxury lifestyle search engine for women with a focus on weddings, beauty/fashion, families, travel, food, and home decor.
  • Polka Dot Bride: Polka Dot Bride is Australia’s premier wedding blog with daily posts inspiring brides all around the world.
  • Poppy Talk: Poppy Talk is a Canadian design blog.
  • Project Wedding: Project Wedding is the exclusive wedding resource where brides find everything they need to plan their wedding. Free wedding websites, vendor reviews & more!
  • Real Simple: REAL SIMPLE gives creative, practical, & inspiring solutions that make life easier.
  • Shindigz: Shindigz is where the world has come to party since 1926. With over 34,000 party items, Shindigz offers the most unique party supplies you’ll find. And a huge selection of personalized party items.
  • Style Me Pretty: Bringing chic, stylish weddings to the masses. Real Weddings are the heart and soul and inspiration of SMP.
  • The Knot: We eat, sleep, and pin wedding ideas all day long! Follow us to see what brides are loving on TheKnot.com. Cakes, bridal hairstyles, favors, new themes— everything gorgeous, and must-have in weddings!
  • The Party Dress: Spends her days writing for The Party Dress blog + magazine, and designing fabulous social stationery and party goods for the modern hostess for WH Hostess.
  • The Perfect Palette: The Perfect Palette, a wedding color resource; inspiring brides to color their weddings beautiful. Follow our boards for all kinds of colorful inspiration.
  • The Sweetest Occasion: Blogger, stylist and party animal extraordinaire. Creative director of The Sweetest Occasion (www.thesweetestoccasion.com).
  • Thoughtfully Simple: I like things that are pretty, organized & simple to pull off. Lifestyle & entertaining writer, social marketer, connector & community builder.
  • Wedding Chicks: Your go-to website for wedding inspiration, style, DIY, tons of clever ideas and much more. Home of the Bouquet Recipe and free printables galore.

For even more influential pinboards, be sure to check out Snappening’s Pinterest account! We’ve even dedicated an entire board to these influential pinners.