advice for friend's wedding album

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advice for friend's wedding album

Hi girls! Sorry I have been scarce...i am trying to catch up. We were on vacation the first week of august, then this weekend i was in VA to see my parents and for them to watch Nathan saturday while I met up with my friend in Richmond and Charlottesville. She is getting married in may 2011, and all 4 bridesmaids met up to try on and pick out bridesmaid dresses, go out to lunch, help with save the date cards, etc. Anyway, the advice I need is that she asked me to scrap her wedding in lieu of buying her a wedding present. I told her it will take forever, and i don't want her waiting a long time after her wedding to get the album. So I asked if she was okay wiht premade pages (like a page for father/daughter dance, first dance, garter and bouquet toss, etc.) That way I can work on it little by little, without my family's scrapbook falling even MORE behind and her having to wait a year to get her present, ykwim? So, any suggestions for topics for the pre-made pages?

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I made a blank 8x8 album as a wedding gift a couple years ago.
I did a page for the bride and groom together, one for each of them alone, wedding party, ring bearer, best man, maid of honor, page for each family, cake, and on the last page I put a nice poem.

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thanks for the ideas Lena. I will add them to a running list of ideas for pages I have going! Smile

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Oooh lovely idea for a gift, but i totally get what you mean about it taking a while. Lol

Everything i would have mentioned has been covered i think. I haven't been to that many weddings...

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add flower girl page and send-off page and I think that's all I made for Sarah's wedding album. That's going to be a great gift and one they'll cherish.

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Are you looking at doing a formal scrapbook where only their formal professional pics are in or more of a fun scrapbook? I did a formal one for ours for the professional pics, doing all of it in black, white, and silver along with hints of rose red with all the photos in b&w with the exception of the roses kept red. In that one, I had layouts to include all family pics (his, mine, ours), bride getting ready, groom getting ready, bridesmaids, groomsmen, group wedding pic, pic of our hands and rings, walking down the aisle, I do's, changing of the rings, the lighting of the unity candle, the kiss. It turned out to be stuffed full, but one of my favorite scrapbooks. I also included the lyrics of all the songs played prior to and during the mass and hid them inside of the pages.

For the informal scrapbook, I am doing it with our wedding colors and having all the photos in color to include all the fun pics taken before the wedding, during the wedding, driving off in the decorated car, the reception, cutting of the cake, the dinner, and the dance (including the chicken dance and all the other fun dances) and any taken of the party after the wedding party was over. Course it's only been a 5 yr work in progress, not close to being done yet, haha!

Good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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well I am not quite sure yet. I emailed her today to get her specific needs/wants for this project. I am still waiting to hear back if she is thinking candids that guests will take or what...as well as what topics/themes she really wants pages for.

when I did my own, I did informal pics that guests took. i saw one today on the cricut boards that was pretty...she did all the pages in the same color scheme to match her wedding colors. if i did that, it would keep things simple as far as coordinating pages and not worrying about which ones would be next to each other in the album...and i could buy packs of paper rather than single sheets.

eta: i like the idea of including words to songs. they both sing in choir together, and they are having some of us who sing (either with them now or who sang with them formerly, like I did with the bride all through middle school and high school) form a small choir to sing a song during the unity candle. i will definitely do page for that, and i need to find a way to include the lyrics.

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What I did for the lyrics was pull out tabs that were hidden behind the pics (4x6 or larger) that were up higher on the page that the protector would still cover yet be easy enough to pull out. Remember, this was five years ago, lol. I totally agree that you should limit the colors to make the pictures pop more yet be easily coordinated. Oh, and don't forget a page for the invite and the thank-you cards.

The thing that makes it hard for the informal book is to know exactly how many pictures you'll be using ahead of time for candid shots, whereas it's much easier to figure out what the typical shots are for formal pictures. I found that there are so many candid shots that I absolutely love and want to include that it would take many more pages for each specific theme to get them all in, kwim?

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Nothing creative to add but wanted to say I am very excited to see this. Wink GL girl!

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This will be awesome! I really like the idea of the whole book in one color scheme. It will look amazing that way.

Assuming this is the non-professional pics, how about two pages that can include multiple pictures of random shots like guest and toasts, etc. It will allow for the overflow pictures she may want to include but don't fit into "themes"