Celebrate your love with these creative wedding scrapbook ideas
Turn your special day into a scrapbook album to treasure. We've rounded up 14 wedding scrapbook ideas that will make you say 'I do'!
Oh happy day! Capture the memories of your wedding with a romantic scrapbook album that you'll want to keep forever.
If you're an experienced scrapbooker looking for inspiration, we have lots of creative wedding scrapbook ideas to kickstart your project. And if you're new to the craft we can help you find the best place to begin.
Whether you're celebrating your silver anniversary or still waiting to tie the knot, start scrapping today with Gathered's guide to the best wedding scrapbook ideas for 2023.
How to create a wedding scrapbook
There are three steps to planning the perfect wedding scrapbook. Follow these tips before starting your first layout…
1. Plan your design
For a coherent look, you need to come up with a theme for your scrapbook.
You might be inspired by the couple's wedding colours or the overall style of their wedding (traditional or modern, for example).
Other sources of inspiration could be the season, the venue or even the cake.
Whatever you choose, use this theme as the basis for each of your layouts.
2. Choose your materials
Now you know what style you're aiming for, it's time to go shopping.
Every scrapbook needs an album, so pick one that echoes your theme, whether that's rustic kraft paper or luxurious linen.
Look for patterned papers that will work with the colours you've chosen, and seek out die cuts, stickers and other embellishments to match.
Check out our guide to the best scrapbooking supplies for inspiration.
3. Collect your keepsakes
Think about all the reminders you have of the wedding, whether that's stationery, pressed flowers or other souvenirs (we have some more ideas for you below). You can include these in your scrapbook!
It's also time to choose the photos you want to include and print them out. Try an online service such as Photobox or Boots Photo if you need lots of prints.
As well as using the formal photos, why not speak to family and friends for their pictures of the day? You might get an interesting new perspective by seeing the wedding through someone else's lens.
Now you're ready to begin your layouts! Skip to our wedding scrapbook ideas to get started on the first page of your album.
What do you put in a wedding scrapbook?
Decide whether you want your scrapbook to focus just on the big day, or if you'd like to include more background details about your relationship.
For the latter, you could start with pages on 'how we met' and 'the proposal', and for the former you could begin with 'the invitation'.
Either way, this is the place to use all the memorabilia that you've saved from the day.
Things like the save the date card, invitation and order of service, place names from the tables, and text from readings, vows, or the bridal party's speeches, all make lovely additions to your pages.
You could also include pressed flowers from the bouquets, or a small piece of lace from your dress.
If you had paper confetti, or metallic table sprinkles, they can make wonderful embellishments to use throughout your album too.
Photos are also crucial to a wedding scrapbook. Think about whether black and white or colour would best suit each layout, and don't be afraid to use more than one image to highlight a special detail or person.
Wedding scrapbook supplies
You can find the supplies you need to make a wedding or anniversary scrapbook at high street stationery shops including WHSmith, The Works and Ryman.
If you're shopping online, try craft sellers such as LoveCrafts, scrapbooking specialists like Papermaze or The Mad Scrapper, and marketplaces including Etsy and Ebay.
We've picked a few of our favourite wedding scrapbook supplies to get you started:
1. Personalised wedding scrapbook
Treasure your wedding memories in a sophisticated 8x8-inch scrapbook album with an eye-catching floral finish.
The spiral binding makes it easy to open the album flat to work on your layouts, and means that there's space to add dimension to your pages.
The album can be personalised with your names and wedding date, and contains 80 pages for you to fill with the story of how you tied the knot.
If you're planning your scrapbook before the wedding, why not get a matching one to use as a guest book on the day?
2. Stamperia wedding papers
Lace, florals, music notes – if your wedding style is all about classic elegance then these Ceremony papers from Stamperia are just the thing!
The pack includes 10 acid-free double-faced sheets, each measuring 12x12 inches.
With a mix of subtle and highly decorated designs, plus smaller shapes for cutting out and layering, this is a versatile collection for scrapbooking and beyond.
Look out for the Wedding and Shabby Rose papers by the same company for more beautiful vintage designs to enhance your layouts.
3. Papermania sentiment stamps
For speedy scrapbooking, say it with a stamp! These clear stamps from the Papermania Wedding Ever After collection come in a pack of 12.
With a mix of fonts and sweet wedding-themed sentiments, they're perfect for adding text to your layouts.
Collect the other stamps in the range for a complete, matching set that will give your layouts consistency and coherence.
- Buy Papermania sentiment stamps from LoveCrafts
4. Wedding stickers
It's the finishing touches that bring a scrapbook layout to life, so embellish your projects with these fun and funky wedding stickers.
The collection includes four sheets of self-adhesive stickers made from high-quality machine-cut PVC.
With 230 pieces to choose from, featuring a wide variety of words, images and flourishes in a range of different colours and fonts, there's something here to suit every wedding layout.
And if you have any leftover, why not use them to make a special anniversary card?
Wedding scrapbook ideas
From the proposal to the vows, record your big day and beyond with our wedding scrapbook ideas. We've got 14 themes to include for a scrapbook album you and your other half will adore.
1. We got engaged!
Start at the beginning with a layout commemorating the day you said "yes". Don't forget to include the date – and a picture of the ring, of course!
For her 'Engaged' layout, Birdie0817 mixes textural elements including metallic ribbons and rhinestones to echo the sparkle of her daughter's engagement ring.
2. You're invited
Adding mementos of the big day such as save-the-date cards or invitations will really bring your scrapbook to life. Why not make them the focal point of their own layout?
Silverkis shows how bold monochrome papers can provide an eye-catching retro Hollywood backdrop for your treasured ephemera.
3. Get colourful
Every scrapbook needs a colour theme, so take inspiration from the couple's wedding colours. Include little nods to the scheme here and there or make it the centrepiece of your design.
Scrappin Julie keeps it subtle with a colour palette that mirrors the warm tone of the photos, and a title colour inspired by the bridesmaids' dresses.
4. Her dream dress
It's what everyone's waiting for – what's the bride wearing? The dress definitely deserves its own layout! Close-ups of shoes and jewellery make thoughtful additions too.
This fun 'Saying Yes to the Dress' page from Retrokitty documents the dresses that didn't make the cut, as well as the one that did.
5. The wedding theme
Incorporate the wedding theme in your album with embellishments such as stickers and die-cuts. Why not make it a recurring motif in your layouts, as a way to bring them together?
Asia King has captured the feel of this vibrant sunflower-themed wedding with bright pops of yellow and floral embellishments.
7. Going to the chapel
You'll never forget where you got married, but the details might become hazy over time. Capture all the little things you want to remember in a page dedicated to the venue.
Evster54's 'Country Wedding' layout balances close-up shots with a larger image of the 'big red barn' that made her daughter's wedding venue so memorable.
8. His 'n' hers
Highlight the bling with a layout on the bride and groom's wedding rings. This is a great time to get out all your favourite sparkly embellishments too!
We like how Craftielady12 has layered all the different elements on her page 'The Rings', with pairs of hearts, flowers and hinges adding extra interest.
9. Time to eat
Weddings are all about food, so make sure you document the special meal – especially the cake. Cake smashes can make fun pictures for your scrapbook, if you don't mind getting a bit messy!
Simply Kelly Designs has gone for a clean, fuss-free layout that lets her photos do the talking. Take a look at the rest of her album to see how she reuses themes and embellishments to great effect.
10. Always the bridesmaid
Celebrate your besties with a layout all about the bridesmaids. Add plenty of photos and some journaling to record why they're so important to you.
This double-width design from Janeen Beuchel has plenty of space for everyone! Using more than one page can be a good way to give a special layout extra attention.
11. The smallest guests
Is there anything cuter than tiny tots in their fanciest clothes? Make sure you include pictures of the littlest members of the wedding party (mostly so you can marvel at how much they've grown!).
You could make a layout just for the flower girls or page boys, like Laurengirl has done here. Her neutral colour palette allows the photos to really shine.
12. 'Tis the season
If you're getting married at a meaningful time of year – whether it's the first days of spring or just before Christmas – include elements of that season in your designs.
KrickleScraps has used poinsettia flowers and deep red embellishments to bring a subtle festive theme to her 'Our Story' layout.
13. Say it with flowers
They don't last for long, so capture the memory of those beautiful blooms in your wedding scrapbook. 3D fabric or card flowers will make your layout really stand out, or why not buy a flower press and use the real thing?
This stunning layout by Kim Ewins mixes a wooden sentiment with gold embossing and fabric flowers, while a peachy-pink, feminine colour theme brings everything together.
14. On the dancefloor
No wedding would be complete without a party! Make sure your album captures all the fun that happens once the ceremony is over. Photo booth pictures are ideal for scrapbooks. Don't forget to mention your first dance too!
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We love how Tracybug2002 has caught the moment the bouquet was thrown in this layout. To see more shots you can use the three pull-out tags behind the main photo – a clever way to add extra pictures to a page.
A personal touch
Not yet tied the knot? Give your celebrations a handmade vibe with our collection of DIY wedding craft ideas.
Make a wedding scrapbook
It's one of the biggest days of your life, so capture those precious memories on paper with a wedding scrapbook.
Make a layout to celebrate every aspect of the day that you want to remember – from the guests to the ceremony, and the rings to the wedding breakfast. And why not include your engagement and honeymoon too?
We love the idea of adding to a wedding album with an anniversary scrapbook layout each year – what a romantic way to watch your relationship grow and change!
Plan your next project with Gathered
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