When I was planning my wedding, inspiration boards were all the rage. An inspiration board is a cumulation of photos you gather that elicit the feeling/look you want to achieve for your day. They help guide decisions and are helpful in showing to vendors (like florists, etc) so that they understand your vision. It is really all about maintaining a vision.
Photo credit: Sewell Photography (if you are interested in seeing more photos from my wedding, check out my photog’s blog)
Send me your inspiration boards for your next party and I will post them! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I can also send you instructions on how to build one, it is super easy).