Post # 1
I’m just about done our wedding album – all 50 pages (holy), and resisting the urge to add more pictures. What I’m wondering now is if I should add text or if I should leave it as just a picture book.
Part of me wants to make a scrapbook as well with all the various things I saved, but who knows if/when that will get done.
What did/would you do?
Post # 2
If you’ve got more pages add pictures to your heart’s content. Or perhaps you could have one album with all your ‘best’ pictures in, and then put the remainder in another album with pictures your guests took?
If you don’t have the energy to do the scrapbook right now, perhaps you could have a nice box that you put all the ‘saved’ things into? I have a memory box, I’ve had it since I was about 10, and over the years I’ve dropped various sentimental items into it. If anyone else opened it they’d just think it was a box of junk (not that wedding items would be junk I just mean my box), but the individual items to me are really personal. There’s my dog’s ball in there (my mum gave her away when I was 13 and it broke my heart), a book my friends signed when I left school, the cards I was given when I was made redundant etc. There’s something about being able to touch and hold those things that wouldn’t have the same effect (for me) if they were in a book. Everyone’s different of course, but maybe one day it’d be nice perhaps with your future children/grandchildren to be able to pick up and hold the invitations and other items?
Post # 3
CherryAndWhite: We have over 700 professional pictures, another 200 my dad took and then a bunch taken by other guests. The album is pro pics only and I’ve tried to capture the course of the day. I think I’m going to do a regular photo album where I just get 4×6 prints of a bunch of our favourites as well (i’m a photo person – I have a lot of albums, I love them, and I hate digital photographs because I never get them printed).
I’m just torn about adding text to the ‘fancy’ album.
Post # 4
Ahhh sorry I mis-interpreted. It depends on what kinds of things you were considering writing really. Like do you want to make a note of specific things happening at specific times? ‘Cos if so I’d suggest maybe printing out your itinerary/writing one and sticking it in the front of the album as to not detract from the images.
Or was it that you wanted to make a note of the people in the pictures? If you haven’t stuck the images down and have just slid them into an album I’d say write people’s names on the backs of the photos. It won’t distract from the pictures but you’ll have made a note of who’s who for any future generations that look at the pictures.
Other than that I can’t think what else you’d want to write next to the photos. (Unless Im being a complete fool and missing the point entirely). If you wanted to write substantial amounts of texts about specific memory’s you have then I think a scrap book would work out better.
Post # 5
MsGinkgo: glad im not the only one with a big album. I have 60 pages lol
I didnt do text. Just pictures. I had done a scrap book for DH a few years ago and looking at it now i wanna shoot myself. Im like ughhh im so corny and i djdnt want that in my wedding album
Post # 6
CherryAndWhite: When I say album I mean a professional type flush mount album – like you would get from a photographer. I’m thinking about typing bits about the day but I’m not sure.
Daizy914: that’s why i’m not doing a major scrapbook – I’ve done some that I like but I can see the cheese factor kicking in a few years from now.