Wedding Albums Buying Guide
Scrapbooking is a daunting task, especially when you're dealing with the cherished photos from your wedding day. But this shouldn't discourage you from ever touching those pictures, since they certainly look their best organized in an album for everyone to see, not tucked away in the attic. Use this guide to get an idea of the supplies you'll need and the techniques to use to keep the photos of your perfect day looking just that.
Album Dos and Don'ts
- Avoid using your formal wedding portraits in your album unless you are very confident in your scrapbooking skills. Beginners may find the finished product a little less than satisfactory, and chopping up your portraits could be an expensive, irrevocable mistake.
- Avoid using super-glue, or any glue for that matter, if this is one of your first scrapbooking attempts. Glue makes it difficult to change the album if you're unhappy with it, and may destroy your photos if you try to remove them.
- Use paper corners to hold photos in place. That makes it easy to re-arrange their positions.
- Use copies of candid photos from friends and family. This way, if you make a mistake, nothing too valuable is lost.
- If the candid shots are less than perfect, try using black-and-white or sepia effects to distract from those small imperfections. Don't hesitate to use digital software editing programs to enhance these photos as well.
Before you start to think about how to organize the photos, organize the supplies you'll need to put them together!
- Paper: Vellum ,mulberry paper , handmade speciality paper , cray paper, heart or bell-shaped paper punches .
- Ribbon: Velvet , lace, paper, plastic.
- Flowers : Pressed or paper.
- Cutting Instruments: Scissors ,hole punches ,ribbon cutters ,paper cutters .
- Adhesives: Paper corners ,sticky tabs ,glue ,super-glue ,rubber cement .
- Labels : With or without lettering.
- Writing Utensils: Coloured pens and pencils ,coloured glues ,calligraphy pens ,watercolour paints and paintbrushes .
Gather up all the paper keepsakes from your wedding so that you can showcase them in your album. They can often serve as good introductory pieces to the corresponding sections of your album.