Wedding scrapbooks are a wonderful place to begin one’s own tradition of
scrapbooking. One of the key elements behind success in wedding-based scrapbooks
is the element of planning. Let’s face it; weddings are often the most
upheavaled, disruptive experiences of our lives. Details are almost always left
out, disasters do strike on occasion, and very unusual and distinctive
circumstances abound. These things are, after all, what makes a wedding a
wedding! If you are a careful planner, you can begin building your wedding
scrapbook even before the wedding begins. This way, you will have a much easier
time when creating and assembling your wedding scrapbook pages.
It’s very helpful to have potential ideas in mind to begin with. The best way to collect your thoughts and gather ideas is to sit down and compile a short list of all of the activities you would like to include in your wedding scrapbook pages. Pre-wedding parties, gatherings, and even honeymoons are all times which you might like to include pictures and other items of keepsake value from. Noting this before these times actually occur should be a great advantage to you. You can prepare special activities for you to indulge in with friends and family just for the sake of preserving these times and memories.
A great starting point at which to begin creating your wedding scrapbook pages is a display of both of your lives before the wedding. A very cute way to do this is by creating an introduction page in the first single page opening of your scrapbook and then turning the two adjoined pages following after them into his and hers pages. A portrait picture of each of you on opposite facing pages surrounded by memorabilia of life before each other are a terrific inclusion in your wedding scrapbook pages. Small items of importance signifying personal hobbies and interests belonging to each of you are good to insert along with old nicknames, buddies, sports, and any other defining characteristics of your personalities.
Once you have defined your spouse and your own initial character and hobbies, great ideas for wedding scrapbook pages are ‘how we met’ pages explaining (from both sides) your first meeting. First dates and commitment dates are also wonderful themes for wedding scrapbook pages. If you have old roses that you have pressed, any items of this nature, this is an excellent time to include these in your scrapbook.
Any gifts or quotes from bachelor’s or bachelorette’s parties are a nice way to add a little fun. Be creative. You can even post a sheet at your party of advice to be offered to the happy couple. You will find your friends will offer unique and insightful suggestions to both you and your partner. The comments and thoughts definitely will make for great subject matter for one of your wedding scrapbook pages.
Pieces of memorabilia included in your wedding ceremony are also items of interest. Invitations, guests lists, floral cuts (pressed of course), and even special made napkins or scrolls. A clipped piece of the bouquet, I’ve seen even a snipped piece of the petticoat inside wedding scrapbook pages.
After the wedding is over, a very good way to close your wedding scrapbook pages is to take the time (both of you, if possible) to write down a few afterthoughts and tie them into the closing of your book.
A wedding scrapbook is an opportunity to preserve and safe keep memories tucked well into wedding scrapbook pages for yourself and generations to come. When compiling your scrapbook, take special care to note any obscure details you might forget that you would like to always remember. The more time and attention you put into the planning and creation of your scrapbook, the more clarity your wedding scrapbook pages will hold for the future. Good luck!