Your wedding day is undeniably one of the most special and memorable days of your life. Because of this, you will definitely want to keep all the mementos and souvenirs of that unforgettable day. You want to have a way of looking back at that day and be able to smile as you remember how it was and how it felt. One great way of going back in time, is through a scrapbook, and creating one for your wedding day is a good way of remembering that day and preserving all those memories.
To get started on your wedding day scrapbook, it’s a good idea to first organize your thoughts and plan what kind of results you want for your scrapbook. Think about the timeline – what periods are you planning to cover? Are you going to focus on your relationship from the courtship, to engagement, to the wedding day, and until the honeymoon? Or are you going to focus on just the ceremony and reception? After deciding on that, you can then think about what you want your scrapbook to look like. It’s time to come up with a theme or color scheme that can really reflect not only you but the two of you as a couple.
The paper boards you use for your scrapbook can be anything you like, although creams and whites are usually used to echo the elegance and simplicity of the wedding. Some, though, use black boards in order to make the neutral wedding colors pop out.
Making a wedding scrapbook isn’t limited to the photos from the ceremony and those taken professionally. Sometimes, the most candid and amateur shots carry the most emotion. It’s good to include these because they can give you a real sense of what your wedding was like. You can also include memorabilia from the wedding like flower petals, a swatch of cloth from your wedding dress material, confetti, place cards, the invitation, ribbons – practically anything that catches your fancy. Add decorative scrapbooking materials such as beads, paper flowers, and borders to give more life to your pictures and mementos. You’ll easily find other decorative materials in book stores, craft stores, and specialty scrapbook stores. Also, don’t limit yourself to the smooth borders and rectangular shape that photos usually come in. Play it up by using specialty scissors to create fun and fancy borders. You can also add more to your memories by journaling straight onto your scrapbook; telling a story, sharing a good quote, or including a caption. Try to include the most memorable details; this way, you’re getting a most vivid a flashback as possible.
Remember, though, that scrapbooking is supposed to be fun and not meant to stress you in any way at all. Take your time, let your inner artist take the wheel, and create your scrapbook as you feel it. This way, you’ll create the most genuine collection you can ever make.
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