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Wedding Scrapbooks -
Some Great Ideas to Get You Started

How do you commemorate a day as perfect as your wedding? You most likely have a gigantic stack of photographs, just waiting to be used for a project, but how exactly would you make a scrapbook that perfectly represents that day? If you are having trouble finding the perfect design for your wedding scrapbook ideas, we at Smilebox have some great suggestions for you.

Figure out which pictures you'd like to include: This may seem like a no-brainer, but it's important to find the specific images that represent the what and the how for your wedding day. From the initial proposal to the final dance, the key is finding which pictures precisely represent the most memorable aspects of an already unforgettable day.

Perhaps you'd want to include a picture of your wedding invitation, or maybe the site of the vows, or even an empty reception room before the ceremony brought it to life. A unique aspect of Smilebox is that you can include videos so consider showing your wedding ceremony in moving fashion.

Decide on the right photo order: Your wedding scrapbook is essentially the picture guide to your storybook marriage. You may want to start from the very beginning, from where you first met, and show all the moments that happened all the way up to the honeymoon. Or perhaps you'd only like to include the biggest and most exciting moments.

Choose a fitting layout: Another great aspect of the digital portfolio is that it allows you to customize each and every page of your wedding scrapbook. You can either make every page look the same, or you can uniquely tune each one so that each photo comes to life. Find the right background so that each photo stands out, or figure out the right shading for each photo so that everyone involved looks at his or her best.

Decorate! Your wedding scrapbook doesn't have to be exclusively pictures. To bring some variety, include some pieces of decoration to each page, such as digital ribbons or wedding stickers, or perhaps even some clip art representative of the locale of the wedding (e.g., a shell or a sea star for a beach wedding, a landmark where you got married, etc.) You could also include….

Quotes, Quotes, Quotes! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes the right quote can sum up a certain feeling from your wedding day. Think about including quotes from a variety of sources, such as your favorite song or novel, or your vows and proposal. Make sure they are printed in the right tasteful font and format so you can provide depth with each image and bring more variety to each scrapbook page.

Determine who is going to be viewing it: Is your wedding scrapbook something that you would like to keep only for you, your spouse and your future children? Or is it something you'd like to send out to all your friends and family at once? It's important to decide whether you would like to include the more intimate moments of your journey – moments such as the way your proposal happened, special locations where you had your more romantic occurrences, or even the precise time when you realized your feelings for your spouse – and determine whether they are occasions that you would like to share.

Share the love!  Consider giving parents or members of your wedding party a digital or printed scrapbook as a memento of thanks.  Smilebox offers professional photobooks printed and delivered to your doorstep.  Choose from hard-cover and soft-cover options in 8x8 and 12x12 sizes.

What is Smilebox?

Our simple application for PC or Mac lets you quickly and easily create slideshows, invitations, greetings, collages, scrapbooks and photo albums right on your computer. To get started, download and install the Smilebox application. Then simply select the photos you want to use, choose a template, add comments and music and voila, you’ve made a Smilebox! With more than 1,000 customizable templates to choose from, you’ll find inspiration around every corner.

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1. Lifetime of Love
2. Forever and Ever
3. A Perfect Moment
4. This Day
5. Classic Love Book
6. Love of My Life
7. Wedding Elegance
8. Photo Hearts
9. Always
10. Classic Scrapbook

Top Ten Wedding Invites:

1. Damask Invite
2. Contemporary Monogram
3. Lifetime of Love
4. Classic Monogram
5. In Your Hands
6. Elegant Swirls
7. Etched Floral
8. Classic Wedding
9. Elegant Celebration
10. Vintage Wedding

Top Overall Scrapbooks:

1. Family Moments
2. It's Elementary
3. All Spice
4. Gone Camping
5. Forever and Ever
6. Timeless
7. A Perfect Moment
8. Happy Birthday Wish
9. 1st and 10
10. School Time