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Tiger Bride, on August 6, 2020 at 11:01 AM Posted in Planning 0 11
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Okay y'all I know this is a silly one. Bear with me...

My friend's mom was showing me a planning scrapbook she made while planning her wedding. In the years before the internet, you'd clip inspiration photos from wedding magazines and glue/tape them in a notebook or scrapbook. I'd like to do something like this, but of course, everything is online.

I tried printing a few photos I took on regular printer paper but the color came out distorted. I've thought about actually printing photos, like at CVS, but that seems a little...strange? Extra?

I'm too far inside my own head. If you made a scrapbook, how did you do it?!

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Latest activity by Jameelah, on August 6, 2020 at 5:47 PM
  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    Use cardstock paper at least 110lb and / or try glossy print paper, but that could smear the picture.

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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
    Julie ·
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    You can buy printer photo paper. But it's so cheap to print out of CVS, that i'd do that. I don't think it's "extra"

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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    If you don't want to print the pictures at CVS, you could organize a photo book online, where the pictures are printed on the pages. I don't think it's weird to have them printed on photo paper if you're not happy with the regular paper quality. You could also do a mix: print some of them on regular paper (for the ones where the color isn't distorted), and print others on photo paper/at CVS (or request a different type of paper print).

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  • Countrydarlin2022
    Dedicated April 2022
    Countrydarlin2022 ·
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    I still clip my photos from the magazines and glue them on paper I love my scrap book
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
    Kelly ·
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    I’ve had pictures printed at CVS/Walgreens and the colors always come out different and they aren’t good quality. I would stick to magazines if you can.
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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
    Laura ·
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    I did this.... I just printed them from online on my regular printer, cut them out, and then taped/glued them to the pages. I'd use tape to start so you can change and rearrange things. This is what mine looks like. The envelope is for receipts, swatches, or little things like that.. I need to tweak mine due to Covid changes and that the dress shown can't be let out. But, this should get you started.

    Printer paper, scrapbook, and tape/glue are all that's needed.

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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I'd just use Pinterest and skip having a physical book, but that's just me. I hate clutter, and a wedding idea scrapbook just seems wasteful to me because it would get tossed after the wedding. Pinterest is super easy and you can share ideas with people who don't live locally or who you can't see because of Covid.

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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    If everything is online, save and upload the pictures to Shutterfly or a similar digital photo site and have them print and mail the pictures to you.


    Use archival quality /acid free scrapbooking materials (including pens) so your work doesn't fade over time. Use double sided scrapbooking adhesive instead of regular tape or glue for the same reasons.
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    Tiger Bride ·
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    Thanks everyone for your input!

    I do have a Pinterest and have a bunch of stuff saved to there. I think I'd just like to have everything out in front of me so I can see how it all works together.

    Additionally, I have this book and there are little sections in there for photos of when I went dress shopping, what the bridesmaids will wear, etc. I am a fairly sentimental person and it's also provided something fun to do in the midst of all the craziness of this year, postponing, etc.

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    Tiger Bride ·
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    This looks great!! Thank you for the tips Smiley smile

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  • Jameelah
    Dedicated July 2021
    Jameelah ·
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    Wedding magazines still exist. Just do it old school. That’s actually sounds like a fun project!
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