Inspiration boards can be an excellent tool to convey your ideas with your vendors. However, don’t go overboard – allow your vendors a little creativity and you’ll see them flourish.
Create an inspiration board of elements you love, items that you have purchased and your color swatches. Giving this to your florist, bakery, stationer, etc gives them the overall aesthetic and feel you are seeking for your day. Let them know if you are looking for an exact duplicate of the design or if the design should just serve as the inspiration. Providing these images can help eliminate any errors, miscommunication and misinterpretation of design.
Items I recommend you include in your inspiration board:
ceremony location photograph
reception location photograph
The options are endless, but do include anything you found that you want to include in your day. In one glance, you will see if your design elements are cohesive. Below is an inspiration board for a recent cake I did.