For my best friend's wedding, I decided to make her a "Bride Book." I adapted this from an idea that I saw on Pinterest a while before her wedding. I loved the idea and I think it is something that she will be able to keep and cherish forever.
I started by making the cover. I used an X-acto knife to cut out her new monogram. I put this on with some double sided tape.
I then went through and did a page for all of her bride-to-be events. I did a page for both of her bridal showers as well as a page for each of her bachelorette parties.
I then did a page for each person in her bridal party. I asked each person to send me a picture and a letter for the bride. I took these pictures and letters and made a page for each special person. I attached the pictures to the scrapbook paper using a different, but coordinating, paper as a mat for the picture. I then made a little "envelope" to slide each letter in with the same paper I used as the photo mat. I did this for each bridesmaid or attendant.
I used the same paper for the back as the paper I used for the cover. On the back cover, I put a little "made with love" not for her and a picture of myself and her.
I punched holes in all of the pages and tied them together with a piece of twine. I probably would have put it in a scrapbook binder, but I was on a budget :)
So basically all you need for this is:
- lots of coordinating scrapbook paper
- double sided tape
- pictures and letters from bridesmaids and attendants
- X-acto knife
- hole punch
- string (or scrapbook binder)
- 3-4 hours
|Cover with her new last name initial.|
|Page for her Bridal Shower in Chattanooga.|
|Page for her Bachelorette Party in Chattanooga.|
|Bacheclorette on Beale page.|
|My bridesmaid page. Pictures and my letter to her in the home-made envelope.|
|Back cover of the book and dedication.|