Post # 1
My friend’s mother is hosting the shower but we are working together and she’s totally open to my ideas. Anyways, one of the things I want to do is for everybody to bring a scrapbook page to the shower that we’ll put in a scrapbook to give to the bride, to which she can make a few pages herself after with pictures, mementoes from the shower. Her mother is totally cool with the idea and will put an insert along with the shower invitation, but I need to type it out and send it to her.
So here is what I would put on the insert (but I don’t like the wording I have):
“At the shower, we will put together a scrapbook album for ‘Bride’s Name’. Please bring along a 12″ by 12″ sheet that you have decorated to place in the album. You can put pictures, words of advice, recipes, funny stories, etc.”
Can somebody word this so that it sounds good? Also, do you think its a good idea or do you think people will actually do it? I don’t want to do it if it’ll be too much work for people either.
Post # 3
@oryx: I think it’s a great idea. I would make sure I mailed the invitations early enough so guests had time to put a page together.
See the wording on this post:
Scrapbooking Bridal Shower????
I think Gemstone’s suggested wording would work for you.
“The bride is about to start a new chapter of her life, so we want to gift her with memories from the previous chapter. Please bring along a 12″ by 12″ sheet that you have decorated to place in the album. You can use pictures, memories, words of advice, recipes, funny stories, etc.”
Post # 4
@oryx: We actually just did a scrapbook at my friend’s shower yesterday. Keep in mind- most people DON’T scrapbook and therefore don’t have the tools, don’t know what to do and are intimidated.
Here’s what we did: on the invitation we asked people to bring a photo of them & the bride together. Another Bridesmaid or Best Man & I brought our scrapbook stuff along with some stuff specifically purchased for the shower and an 8 by 8 photo book. While we were setting up, I had all the BMs do their pages, so when people who “aren’t crafty” got there, they’d have some examples of what could be done. For people who forgot their photos, I had them make a page and gave them my email address. I’m printing out the photos they send me (or in a couple cases, photos taken at the shower) and I’ll just stick them in the appropriate page.
I made sure to bring lots of stickers/embellishments that coordinated with the paper, so it was easy for peopel to just slap a few things down to fill space. I wanted it to be as easy as possible.
Post # 5
Yeah have them do it there. I wouldnt want a homework assignment for a shower.
Post # 6
But make sure everyone is close with the bride. I went to a shower last night where I would hate the scrapbook idea. I like her but were not close. Her fiance is DFs best friend.
Post # 7
I think a lot of people will forget to bring it. At my sisters shower we decorated a scrapbook before hand. Brought pages for everyone to write advice & well wishes. We made sure to take pics of her with every guest/tables so she can fill the pages in with pics.
Post # 8
thanks for all the input! I’m not sure what we’ll end up doing, but it gives me lots of ideas.