A wedding scrapbook is something that can be cherished forever more, once your big day is over, so it’s a good idea to make a start on it in good time. Here’s how to create the perfect wedding scrapbook and what to include:
Whether it’s an hour in the evenings or a whole weekend it’s important you understand your scrapbook will take time to create.
Pick a high quality album
It’s important your scrapbook album is high quality, as this forms the base for all your work and needs to stand the test of time. Home Crafts is a great source to find high quality scrapbook albums, as well as other scrapbooking supplies.
Pick a theme
It’s important that your scrapbook has a running theme to tie everything together, unless you fancy having an eclectic mix of pages to work through. The colour scheme from your wedding is the most obvious choice. But you could also pick an element from your big day that you loved the most and want to remember forever – perhaps the music that played throughout the night – and tie this in with lyrics written on the pages, or elements from the speeches your loved ones took the time to say.
(Maria and Dans DIY vintage wedding photographed by Bethan Haywood Jones)
Each page of your scrapbook must be planned, from the order they are placed to where photographs and things from the day are to go on the page. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration when it comes to planning pages, there are whole boards dedicated to the cause.
Print photos in different sizes
Don’t just stick to the usual 4×6 photographs, images that take up a whole page and teeny tiny ones of you rocking out on the dance floor are great to play around with on your scrapbook pages. It’s also a good idea to choose a range of photos, from the planned shots to the more candid ones while the speeches took place.
i(Maria and Dans DIY vintage wedding photographed by Bethan Haywood Jones)
Pull together items from the day
Here are some great things to feature in your scrapbook, to ensure those memories last:
- Invitation and save the date card
- Place names
- Pressed flowers from your bouquet and table arrangements
- Readings and speeches
- Lace from dress or veil
These will look great among the photos you place on the pages of your scrapbook.
Label your pages
Either pull out the calligraphy pen or pick up some letter stamps and be sure to label pages with what is happening in the photographs.
Ask friends and family to help
You could take some of the comments from your guest book and feature these in the pages but it would also be lovely to feature pages dedicated to those friends and family who helped make your day special. Ask your parents and your partner’s parents to put together a little note about the big day and you as a couple; ask your friends if they can put a little message together wishing you well for the future – these are things you will look back on and treasure forever.
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