Weddings are the most happiest and precious moments, especially for the bride and groom; this day marks the special day in their lives. Earlier people preferred to have a photo album with a plastic cover for each photograph in various sizes. In time these precious photos would stick to the plastic cover and lose its beauty. But now more and more couples are opting for a Wedding Scrapbook to save their special moments for a lifetime.
What is a Wedding Scrapbook?
A Wedding Scrapbook is a scrapbook with all the pictures of the wedding ceremonies, along with some stylised texts and memorabilia. Wedding Scrapbooks are often digital photo collages, put together in an innovative design. One can add frames around a photo, write texts, give different shapes to photographs and many such different and new techniques can be used to make a perfect Wedding Scrapbook.
What should a perfect Wedding Scrapbook contain?
An ideal Wedding Scrapbook should contain every special moment in a wedding, starting from the engagement ceremony to the wedding reception and maybe, if one wants to add, the honeymoon pictures as well. Most people plan their Wedding Scrapbooks before their weddings. A perfect Wedding Scrapbook should include:
One might include snapshots of how you met
Mehendi ceremonies/ Bridal shower
Pre- Wedding rehearsals
Sangeet and Music ceremonies
A copy of the original wedding invitation card
The wedding ceremony in detail
The wedding reception snapshots
Pictures of close friends and relatives, funny moments with them
What are the requirements for a Wedding Scrapbook?
People often get confused as to how to make a Wedding Scrapbook, where to start from, what to include and what to leave. Thus, the most important step in making a Wedding Scrapbook would be to make a list of all the things you would require. The various requirements for making a Wedding Scrapbook are as follows:
Planning: Any major decision making starts with Planning. Thus, you need to plan as to what elements to include in your scrapbook, how many pictures you would want to include for each ceremony, what ceremonies you would like to include, the colour theme for your scrapbook, the fabric or material required to make it and the like.
Collection of elements to be used in your scrapbook: One should first collect and keep all the basic necessities required to make a scrapbook. Things like adhesive, scissors, mounting paper, ruler, pens, pencils, markers, clip arts, ribbons etc. If you are making a digital scrapbook even then you need to decide on the theme, the colour and then on the fabric on which it has to be printed.
How to make a Wedding Scrapbook?
Once you have planned and gathered all the materials, follow these easy steps to make your Wedding Scrapbook:
Have an interesting introduction: Start with an introduction of how you met; the beginning of your journey and other personal details.
Organize your pre-wedding events in a chronological manner and arrange the pictures which you think are the best to come in a scrapbook. Details about the most exciting part of the marriage like bachelor and bachelorette parties, would be a wonderful piece of information to go into this scrapbook.
Arrange your wedding photographs according to the ceremonies. Crop them nicely and place them in a beautiful manner with borders and backgrounds and decorate the pages with souvenirs used in the wedding like a petal from the flowers used for your ceremonies or anything that is close to your heart.
Use page protectors to protect your photos from getting dirty and losing their touch.
This special moment should be preserved in the most special way to show off to the coming generations.