Photo by Emilia Jane Photography
Shooting the Proposal
Photo by W&E Photographie
Photo by YEAH! Weddings
Brady Bunch-Style Bridal Party Photos
Photo by Cynthia Chung
Stop-Motion Wedding Photo Film
Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher
Photo by Corbin Gurkin
Dreamy Film Images
Photo by VUE Photography
Father-Daughter First Looks
Photo by Alison Conklin Photography
Photo Booths with Social Media Integration
Photo by Pure 7 Studios
Showing Family Photographs
Photo by Candace Meyer
Photo by Falcusan Photography
Photo by Jonathan Canlas Photography
Casual Family Photos
Photo by Autumn Burke Photography
Photo by CJK Visuals
2. Graham Crackers
4. Wire Hangers
5. Cellophane Bags in 3 Sizes
6. Adhesive Paper and Cardstock
7. Labels and Instructions design (downloadable pdfs right here and here.)
8. Kraft Box with Lid 4.75″ x 6″ x 2.5″
12. Wire Cutter
DIY: Wedding Card Album
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Two pieces of cardboard
- Three pieces of patterned paper that all complement each other
- Ink pad
- Glue dots
- 30″ of ribbon
- Two large brads
- Large ring
Step 1: Prep The Front And Back Covers
You’ll need two pieces of cardboard to make the mini-album. The size of your album will depend on the largest card in your stack. Measure about a quarter of an inch past each side of your largest card. Trace your measurement and cut two pieces – one for the front and and one for the back.
Step 2: Design Your Front And Back Covers
Choose something meaningful to put on the cover. A wedding picture, the date, your initials…
Then you’ll need three pieces of patterned paper that all complement each other. Based on the design you choose for the front of your album, measure and cut your desired papers.
Step 3: Create The Wraparound Bow
This part can be tricky, but it’s important to get it right. The ribbon will hold your entire album together.
You will need about 30″ of your desired ribbon. You want the bow to tie directly over the line of your two patterned papers on the front of your album. Put a mark about one inch in from each side – this is where you will attach the ribbon.
Placing the ribbon over your marks, stab through the ribbon with scissors
Once your holes are ready, put two large brads through the ribbon and cardboard and secure them on the backside. Now your ribbon is completely attached.
Step 4: Prepare The Interior Album Covers
Next, cover the inside of your album covers. Trace your cardboard and cut out your choice of paper, attach with glue dots.
IMPORTANT: You must do this step after the ribbon is attached, so that the paper covers the brads that poke through the backside of your album.
Step 5: Add Embellishments
Add alphabet initials, stamps, or any other details to jazz up your cover.
Step 6: Affix The Album Ring To Tie It All Together
Draw a little dot where you want to punch your hole, about half an inch in from each side. Place your album covers together, insert into your hole punch.
Next, stack your cards together and in sets of four to five, punch the same type holes. Now you will need a large spiral ring, which you can purchase at a scrapbooking store. Open it up, insert your album cover, then all of your cards, and then finally your back cover!
Bridal Registration Statistics from Bridal Monitor™
- Brides who register have an average of 29% more guests at their wedding (143) versus those who do not register (111).
- Brides who register tend to have weddings that are more traditional, formal and romantic than brides who do not register.
- Brides who register spend 44% more on their wedding dresses than brides who do not register.
- Bed, Bath & Beyond is the most frequently used bridal registry.
- Cookware is the most often registered-for category in registry.
- KitchenAid is the most often registered for brand in registry.
- Better educated brides are significantly more likely to register than less educated brides.
- Couples who register are nearly twice as likely to go on a cruise for their honeymoon as couples who do not register.
- The top 10 largest registry categories have a projected market value of $1.3 billion dollars annually.
- Martha Stewart Living is the brand that appears in the most registry product categories.
At Occasions Bridal and Evening Wear Boutique we are noticing that our brides are now registering at our bridal boutique for their wedding attire and complementing jewelry and accessories gift certificates are a very popular item that can be used by the bride to help off set her costs , Guest books, garters ,toasting flutes, can all make lovely gifts for the bridal shower as does a engraved cake knife and server.
Romantic soft hair styles are quite the look this year. At Occasions we are noticing that our brides are looking for a more subdued hair piece to change into at their reception.
A bold single flower a cluster of small buds or crystals intertwined throughout a brides undo are the perfect finishing touch. Brides are now also opting for a small veil of tulle or a russian net bird cage veil to complete the look.