Username Post: Wedding scrapbook!        (Topic#1663899)
yellowstar
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Hello! I got married this Saturday and I'm so excited to start collecting memories to get ready to scrap!
Here are some ideas I have and would love your help and input on cool things to do, to buy and how to organize the process. I have an irrational fear of "wasting the good stuff" so I usually only scrap with my "ok" paper ... but I'm ready to go all out on this one.

All tips welcome.
new Mrs E.

Ideas so far: saved all
The cards, programs, menus,


 
Vivian Lake
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In response to yellowstar

Go ahead and use your fabulous paper! Remember, the memory you are scrapping is worth it.

For me, I find inspiration from sketches. Yes, I follow several people whose styles I love, but in the end the sketches really help me stay focused.

To get started with a big event (wedding, vacation, etc) I usually find that one photo that I dearly love. That "one" that says it all and go from there. After that, things start to fall in place for me.

If you love a particular line of patterned paper for your wedding album, I suggest buying at least 2 packs and coordinating card stock to go with it. Trust me, you won't regret that. Making a coordinating album can be "boring" after a while, but it's really worth it in the end and you don't want to run out of paper.

That's my two cents. Good luck!!!!


 
southern lady
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In response to Vivian Lake

well I did my wedding when we got married. I have layouts on here if you want to see my in the gallery.

ideas- I would do like your first dance, cut of the cake, pic of your wedding party, maybe pic of people that came to your wedding.

I hope that helps a little for you


 
Michelle StClair
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Congrats on your wedding!!!!

Since it is so fresh in your mind, I would get out a journal and write (or type) your memories (good, bad, funny) that you don't want to ever forget.

I would then find a pattern paper collection that coordinates the most with the theme/colors of your wedding and buy a few sets.

I would also buy the 4x6 photo sleeve page protectors (like the Project Life ones) to be able to include all the photos in my album even if I didn't pretty scrap them.


 
Kel3
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  • Kel3 on 10-17-16 01:56 PM
In response to Michelle StClair

I have the same problem with not wanting to waste good paper so I usually don't use good stuff either. I redid my wedding album last year and used good paper instead of my ok paper and it definitely made it pop. I love the idea of doing the jounalling especially since it is all fresh in your mind. I think things like that are what makes an album worth looking back on. I bought a paper pack of wedding paper but didn't really use much of it. I found better prettier paper just buying single sheets.


 
bonprof
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Lord!! Life is short!! Use the good paper!!


 
0612
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  • 0612 on 10-19-16 01:35 PM
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I'm doing a wedding album for one of my daughters friends right now. I have done several wedding albums, some of the pages are save here. I try to tell the wedding story through the pictures in the order that the wedding went.


 
Auroramablora
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In response to 0612

Congratulations on recently getting married!! I too just got married about 2 months ago and have just got my prints back and am ready to scrap!!! I got married outside with a very rustic theme so I am not going the traditional black and white matching throughout I have lots of nature paper. I just collected random sheets of paper and embellishments that interested me for the last few weeks and kept them in a wedding box. I found it is much easier for me to scrap if I keep things in their own box. Try finding a paper line that incorporates your wedding colors to add a pop, I used the search feature on here and it made it so easy! And go all out its your wedding album, I too am a paper saver lol!


 
Sunnydi
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Yellowstar, best wishes in your marriage. I did 'getting ready' pages for my daughter's wedding album. It was fun to show pictures of all the prep work.. crafting items, decorating, dress shopping, that type of stuff... I actually did a whole album of just shopping/prep stuff..

I second using the pretty papers/embellishments and print your journaling. Any future children will probably not be taught cursive writing and wouldn't be able to read your journaling.

Mostly, have fun.



 
anda11
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In response to Sunnydi

congrats on your wedding I read that our great papers look better in our pages than in my drawer lol I would use it


 
yellowstar
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In response to anda11

Thanks so much for all the suggestions and well wishes.
Update: celebrating our two year wedding anniversary tomorrow... have bought lots of paper stickers even specialty album...pages done of wedding scrapbook: ZERO. 🙄

Must start. Must start.
The honeymoon layouts were a breeze. Beach themes, palm trees, ocean was easy to do. I was thinking about maybe doing layout or two from other friends weddings where I was a bridesmaid for practice....

Wish me luck 🙃


 
SusanneG
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In response to yellowstar

I just saw this and had to laugh. My daughter got married in November last year. She was a professional photographer for 9 years before and she made lots of photo books for customers. She never planned on making a scrapbook of her wedding, which now is my part , but she wanted to make a photo book. Now, nearly 1 year later, I told her that I would love to get a photo book of her wedding as a Christmas gift and her MIL is the same. I hope this gets her started
I hope you find a reason to start and I am sure, when you started, you will find fun in creating those pages and remembering this happy time! Good luck!


 
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