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How do I Choose the Best Wedding Scrapbook Ideas?

Jessica Ellis
Updated Feb 08, 2024
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Making a wedding scrapbook is a great way to ensure that the memories of an important event are never forgotten. Rather than simply incorporating photos, like a photograph album, a wedding scrapbook can also record small details of the events leading up to and following the wedding, as well as incorporate artistic tidbits that help recreate the romantic and exciting atmosphere of the event. Choosing the best wedding scrapbook ideas will depend on several factors, including the personality of the couple, the availability of memorabilia, and the level of scrap-booking skill.

One of the best wedding scrapbook ideas is simple: start early. If creating a wedding scrapbook is important to a bride or groom, it is essential to start collecting items for the book as soon as the engagement is announced. Building a wedding scrapbook as the process is occurring is a lot easier than recreating the course of events months or years after they have occurred. Start squirreling away items such as engagement photos, tickets from wedding showcases, pictures from dress fittings and tastings, fabric samples, and even the honeymoon itinerary to create a comprehensive picture of the months leading up to the big event.

Look online for a wide variety of information about scrapbooking in general and, in particular, wedding scrapbook ideas. Many experience scrapbookers run websites devoted to styles, tips, and layout questions. The Internet can also be a great resource for important purchases, such as the scrapbook itself and an extensive variety of scrapbooking materials. Wedding scrapbook ideas can be extensive and slightly overwhelming; be sure to choose a layout and plan that fits in with the couple's style and makes the creation of the book fun, not a chore.

A relationship doesn't start with a wedding; some great wedding scrapbook ideas include ways to incorporate the couple's early relationship and even life prior to meeting one another. Ask parents and friends for photographs from childhood, and give the bride and groom a page each to remember their childhood and youth. Then, consider creating a page about the couple's early days together, using any mementos, such as pictures, cards, or memorabilia from dates to help give the book some context.

For the actual wedding, be sure to hire a reliable and well-reviewed photographer to ensure that wedding pictures are beautiful and personal. Talk with the photographer beforehand to be sure that he or she knows the most important moments of the ceremony and reception to capture. Consider asking the photographer to highlight key moments, such as the father giving the bride away, cake-cutting, the first dance, and the toasts. Be sure to save wedding memorabilia, such as petals from the bouquet, the menu, lyrics to the first dance music, or even the garter. These small details can help a couple remember the day of their wedding with perfect clarity, even decades later.

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Jessica Ellis
By Jessica Ellis , Writer
With a B.A. in theater from UCLA and a graduate degree in screenwriting from the American Film Institute, Jessica Ellis brings a unique perspective to her work as a writer for WiseGeek. While passionate about drama and film, Jessica enjoys learning and writing about a wide range of topics, creating content that is both informative and engaging for readers.

Discussion Comments

By croydon — On Aug 21, 2014

@irontoenail - I scrapbook a lot of different events as well. One of my better scrapbook ideas was to just standardize the sheets I use and basically just concentrate on each individual sheet, rather than trying to compile an album.

Eventually I'll have enough sheets and I will fasten into an album, but until that point I don't have to worry about ordering anything or leaving anything out.

By irontoenail — On Aug 20, 2014

@bythewell - If you decide on a digital scrapbook though, just make sure you back everything up rather than trusting it to a single source, particularly if that source is an online website. Accidents happen all the time and a backup is the only way of ensuring that you won't lose anything.

I also think it's still worth keeping a real scrapbook for the couple to put in their keepsakes that would otherwise be kept in a drawer somewhere. I know I hate to throw out old tickets or invitations that don't have any practical use, but have sentimental value. I try to put them in scrapbooks whenever I can.

By bythewell — On Aug 20, 2014

There are websites that will help you to create online scrapbooks as well, which can be ideal for people who have relatives that are overseas or just can't make it for the wedding for whatever reason. You have to make sure you take a lot of photos in order to make a decent scrapbook in this way, and you might need to do more writing than the average scrapbook, to explain what everything is, but it's essentially the same idea.

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