Post # 1
I came across some very old mementos from our relationship when I was cleaning today. I have some e-mails dating back to when we first started dating (2001!!) that are priceless. I can’t believe I had the presence of mind to print some of them out. I also saved many of our valentines and birthday cards from over the years. I was thinking of having them all (copied?) mounted and bound in a glossy flushmount album, along with pictures of us from over the years.
Has anyone done something similar for their grooms? If so, did you take your scrapbooking items to a photographer or to Ben Franklin or something else?
It is super corny, but I know that it will mean a lot to him and we will be so happy to have them in another 10 years!
Post # 3
I think that is an awesome idea! I do not think it is corny either, You and your FI will be so happy to look back on that in the future. I say go for it, you can’t get much more personal than that 🙂
Post # 4
That’s fantastic! I love your idea E! One thing I recently did for T was to have made some cufflinks in sterling and copper highlighting two cities. One was where his family’s home base is and their home for 8 generations and very close to my hometown, and the other with the city he lives in now. The seller on Etsy uses vintage maps.
When we are going to get married, the gift I’m giving him is going to be a second set of her cufflinks..one with the city where he proposes (officially), and the other the city where we marry.
I can’t remember her direct link, but if you’re interested just send me a message! It’s kinda late and I’m a bit zzz’y just got in from watching the new HBO series with T at his house (we watched all the episodes of Down N Out about the x pro baseball player..).
Post # 5
That’s an awesome idea! I wish I had actually thought of something like that, but maybe I’ll wait until we hit a big anniversary or something. Let us know if you end up doing it and please share pics…I would love to see how it turns out!
Post # 6
Thanks! I am just trying to figure out who would be best to assemble this. I want it to be something that lasts and so am thinking of either asking my photographer to help (he does lots of work with flush mounted albums) or going to a craft store.
There are some real doozies in our emails – I was cracking up last night. We were long distance for four years so you can imagine the corniness : )
Post # 7
I did a similar thing when we graduated from college–I think it sounds AWESOME. But, my guy is rediculously hard to give presents to, and it went over with a resounding thud. Oh well. I hope yours goes over better. Weddings are more sentimental anyway.
If you get good scans, you could have it printed on mpics/mac.com/snapfish etc. If that doesn’t float your boat, I’d recommend buying a nice album (I love Kolo) and doing it yourself. It doesn’t have to be rediculously fancy–my feeling is it’s better when it looks like you made it anyway.