After you get back from your honeymoon, one of the first things you’re going to want to do is to put together your wedding scrapbook. Your wedding scrapbook will be the ultimate way you remember the most important day of your life, so getting it properly organized is very important. Most couples look at their wedding scrapbook every single anniversary so they can remember their friends and family, so it is sure to be one of the most looked at photo albums in your collection. Fortunately, putting together a wedding scrapbook isn’t all that difficult, and here are some things to consider before you start putting it all together.
It is important to remember that the very first thing you should see when you open your wedding scrapbook is your ceremony. In particular, you should make sure that the very first page is completely comprised of photos of the bride. Many couples choose to have a collage of photos from when she was preparing for the wedding and when she was standing outside the ceremony venue for the very first page. Generally, the second page will be a collage of the groom while he walks his mother down the aisle and converses with the bridal party waiting at the altar. Lastly, the third page should have photos of the bride and groom together during the ceremony with a picture of the big kiss in the very center.
Use Exciting Pictures
After the initial set of photos from the ceremony, you’ll want to start adding in pictures from both the after-ceremony photo shoot and the reception. As a rule, you should try to keep things in roughly a chronological order, but you can get creative and change things up if you like. Also, you’ll want to make sure you include the most exciting pictures like your guests using sparklers at your wedding reception or everyone dancing. Some of the most memorable photos I’ve ever seen included the use of wedding sparklers, from replacing confetti during the send-off to using the sparklers to write words in the air. You also want to remember to include the more sentimental moments like the first dance and father/daughter dance, as well as fun moments like the bouquet toss and garter toss.
Edit the Photos
Though you may be hesitant at first, it is a good idea to do a few touchups on your photos before you put them into your wedding scrapbook. While you may think that you want to see pictures as they actually are, glossing them over a bit to make them look as nice as possible is always the best way to remember your wedding. You don’t have to go overboard and airbrush out moles and freckles, but doing some basic cropping and color correction can really make your wedding photos look a lot nicer and make the journey down memory lane the next time you open your wedding scrapbook a much better experience.
The most important thing to do when putting together your wedding scrapbook is to remember that creativity counts. It’s very important to mix in exciting pictures like the ones you take with wedding sparklers as well as some of soft and tender moments like the father/daughter dance. You’ll be looking back at your wedding photos for the rest of your life, so putting together your scrapbook with that in mind will help to ensure that you take the process seriously and do a wonderful job.