If there is one thing that people look forward to, even after the wedding is over, it is the wedding photographs. Since photography too has entered into the digital era, one need not wait too long to at least see what they look like in the pictures. Having said that, no one would disagree with the fact that pictures that have been printed have their own charm and bring back the memories of the time when the whole family would gather around a real album rather than a virtual one. When the very mention of wedding albums evokes so much interest in every family member, then why shouldn’t it be made more interesting? Why should it be just a huge, plastic covered album that someone else created for us? What does the professional photographer know about the family and its various members? This is why a wedding scrapbook is always a better option and will be remembered with much more nostalgia than a professionally done wedding album. A scrapbook of such kind can also follow a certain theme or pattern. Here are some ideas for wedding scrapbooking.
Wedding Scrapbook Themes
Here are some innovative ideas for a wedding scrapbook:
If your wedding was a theme wedding, the very theme will be enough to fill your scrapbook, not only with pictures but also embellishments and memorabilia. If it was a beach wedding, for instance, you may want to stick tiny seashells or draw small figurines of marine creatures. The idea is to keep the wedding as well as its theme alive, so that anyone who goes through the scrapbook will be able to guess that it was a theme wedding after all. Some people like to have weddings in the theme of the Medieval Ages, for instance. Since everyone might now have as much knowledge about those who are getting married, you might like to mention what it is in the first few pages of the scrapbook. Further illustrations and embellishments should only add to the whole theme and supplement it.
Color Me Love(ly)
Most people like to dress up in a particular color scheme for their wedding which is perhaps their idea of color which complements their love (like, peach, mauve or pink) or just their favorite color (like blue, green or yellow). The scrapbook that you make in such a case could either be of the same color or the same color family. It could also be a complementing or harmonious color. In such cases, you have many choices as to what to use as embellishments, since there is no definite theme that is being put to use. For lighter colors, for instance, ribbons would be a simple yet elegant embellishment.
This Is How It Happened
An excellent way to compile a scrapbook is to compile the whole wedding into a sequential order—from ceremony number one and so on. Since Indian weddings especially have a lot of ceremonies, you could use it to your advantage and create something that starts from the day one of the whole wedding to the last day when you finally got married. If it all began with a small engagement or ring ceremony, all you need as an embellishment is a small ring cut out or a small plastic band. For the Mehndi ceremony, for instance, you could decorate with drawings of tiny hands with henna designs on them and so on.
Many a times, funny and amusing pictures make their way into people’s albums causing everyone to be in splits. In such cases, a person with a penchant for funny one-liners can compile them all into a scrapbook wherein people are in funny positions or have funny expressions on their faces. To this, one can add a thought or speech bubble next to the person and fill it with an interesting and witty one-liner, which suits the occasion, the situation, or even the expression on the person’s face. This kind of scrapbook doesn’t need many embellishments or decorations and will in fact stand out even without them.