Wedding Scrapbook Ideas

Published: 15th December 2011
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This article is about Wedding Scrapbook ideas. It’s an informative article designed to help get your creative juices flowing.

A wedding scrapbook is an amazing idea to give a close family member or friend a wedding present they will remember and cherish. Firstly you are probably going to be the only person giving this present and secondly it shows that you have put a lot of thought and time into the gift. It shows love and appreciation because not everyone would take the time and energy to pick through all the photos and create a work of art.

Having the idea is one thing, but creating the scrapbook is another. It’s not an easy task and is going to take a whole lot of time. Not only that it’s difficult to come up with good wedding scrapbook ideas. This article is going to help you unleash your creativeness and give you some of the best wedding scrapbook ideas around – turning your amateur book into a gift you’re proud to give.

You have probably heard the saying “failing to prepare is preparing to fail” and nothing is truer when it comes to making your wedding scrapbook. The last thing you want to be doing is running to the shop, or sifting though photos when you are in the midst of a crazy creative spell. Preparing to make your book isn't as easy as it sounds – you need to make sure you have everything in one organized place within easy reach. Here is a list of must have materials you will need:

• A wedding album
• Wedding photos and memorabilia
• Colorful paper – preferably acid-free
• Craft scissors – preferably the one with the decorative edges
• Colorful pens and markers
• Decorative items such as glitter, stars and confetti

By far the biggest step is the gathering of all the best wedding pictures and memorabilia. Remember if your book only has photos then it’s not a scrapbook – it’s a photo album. You’re going to need to get creative here. Create a page dedicated to each milestone in the couple’s lives together – think birthdays, Christmas, and engagement party.

**Remember not all the photos need to be of the wedding, but they do need to be related to the couple. **

Your next step is going to be gathering mementos that spark a reaction in the couple. I’m not talking about photos here, I'm talking about brochures of their honeymoon hotel, wedding invitations, center pieces (if they are small enough), words from their other friends and family. Create a “how you met page” and go thought how they actually got together – were they set up? Did they meet on an enchanted evening walking around the lake? The deeper and more detailed you go, the bigger the reaction. Your basically looking to include anything that is related to the couple, and their wedding.

After you have gathered everything, the final step is to actually decide what you want to include and what you want to leave out. Quite often this is one of the hardest steps as you will want to include everything. Take your time, plan out each page and what only use what you think will work – done just include it for the sake of it. It’s also important to remember that on special pages that you want to draw attention to, less is more. Let the readers’ eyes be drawn to the area of interest without distractions.

In overview, a wedding scrapbook as a gift is awesome. It’s one of a kind and it shows just how well you know the couple. Finding great wedding scrapbook ideas is hard work and it takes time to gather everything before hand – but the payoff it worth it!

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Adam runs a Wedding Scrapbook website where he talks about ideas, paper, albums and kits. Head on over for even more Wedding Scrapbook Ideas.

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