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10-02-2007, 06:12 PM
My DD's BFF is getting married next fall and wants to have each table at the reception do a scrapbook page.
My ideas? At each table, supply cardstock or paper in the size she wants; maybe some of those tiny glittery embellishments that come in packs of like 100; some type of glue stick (any suggestions there? When I scrapped, I used a regular old glue stick :eek: bad bad I know); scissors; ribbon (maybe in her colors: burgundy, champagne, white); maybe some small silk or paper flowers. Oh, and stationary for journaling.
Have each guest bring photos? Supply some herself? Not sure here. Any and all suggestions welcome!!
10-02-2007, 06:28 PM
Maybe provide the things needed and then just have them create a page where you just have to add the picture and they can write their thoughts. Leave a camera at each table then you could ask that each table take a picture of themselves at the table so that you could put those pictures on the page that the table created.
As for the glue- maybe you could get a bunch of those Scotch double sided tape things and some glue dots for the little embellishments.
10-02-2007, 06:30 PM
Hi Gail, how about having a couple polaroid cameras for people to share so you can get instant photos. Have the people at each table photograph and scrap those at the table. They could take photos of themselves sitting at the table or of the people at that table doing other things, like toasts or dances and pass the camera around.
This way you might get photos of all the guests.
10-02-2007, 06:32 PM
Here's another thought...they could have someone at the entrance taking a photo of each couple or family group with the instant polaroid and then give them those photos to scrap. Again, there would be photos of all guests that way and they'd have photos right away.
Silly Gail! You need a laptop and a printer ;)
10-02-2007, 08:04 PM
Silly Gail! You need a laptop and a printer ;)
Oh! :doh: :doh: now why didn't I think of that?!
Actually the Polaroid idea is good too....easier to pack up and put away when the party really gets rolling!
The glue dots and double sided tape are great ideas too!
Keep 'em coming :) Thank you!!! :tup:
10-02-2007, 08:08 PM
OK.....now y'all got me thinking... a digital camera and one of those little photo printers would work too...probably be cheaper than polaroid film in the long run.
actually, I'm quite sure it would be. Polaroids still run about a buck a pic! no wonder my parents dont have many pics of me as a kid!
10-02-2007, 10:09 PM
What a great and fun idea this is Gail :) My suggestion - don't let the guests have too many drinkies before they get cutting and gluing LOL!!!
10-02-2007, 11:32 PM
Thanks for the help.:tup:
10-02-2007, 11:56 PM
Thanks for the help.:tup:
Hi BFF! You're welcome! I'm sure there'll be more ideas :)
10-03-2007, 06:23 AM
well they could make premade pages for the bride and groom and later on they fill it in with pictures from the cameras on the table.....or also I've seen lots of brides and grooms send out letters after the wedding asking for the guests to share the photos they took at the wedding by either uploading them online to an online photo hoster or having them print them and mail them over.
You could definitely get some coordinating kits from the store and print out the pieces and either cut them out yourself (with a mini crew) before the wedding or profide scissors at the tables...also you could you a xyron to make all the peices into stickers....just make sure you have 4x6 & 5x7 mats cut so the know where to plan for the picture..
Now don't give them options of titles...leave that up to the bride & groom that way the're not committed to any specific picture in that page and then end up with duplicate titles.
Another thing I did for my son's party was to print out Suzanne's A Story in Photos Overlays...and provide markers for each person to color and draw a scene on the white space. There was already a place for a photo you can keep them on 8.5x11 size paper and cut with a paper cutter later on. They have a border already that people will keep inside of with their coloring. I also added journaling lines but that isn't necessary. I made sure I got a picture of each person. and that picture went on their page they made.
Here is the link: http://store.digitalscrapbookplace.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4626
10-03-2007, 09:26 AM
For a friends shower I made her an album as a keepsake from everyone that was there. I placed the a mat on the album where I wanted the picture to be. (I think I cut them out to be 4-1/8"x6-1/8" so that all the pages had a similar look (some on top some on bottom but somewhat the same. I then made sure she took a picture with her guests for each page and the guests got to write something to her on the page.
Don't know if you get it or not but that way your pages will all have "some" cohesiveness (kind of like the story in photos overlay) because you did some preplanning of them and you also don't stress your guests out that don't like to scrapbook. If all they want to do is journal then they can just wish you well and for those that are more creative you can supply elements and ribbon for them to add on. Either way you will atleast get something from everyone.
10-03-2007, 09:28 AM
Elizabeth... just curious about how you added the photos under the swirls? I have than album and would love to use it at my daughters party so that the kids can add foam stickers and color and get a craft to take home. But how did you add the pictures later? Also do you have any pictures of the finished projects? thanks.
10-05-2007, 07:23 AM
well no swirls really went into the photo frame...they were outside the frame. I just instructed no one to add or color into that frame b/c it would be covered with a photo.
I'll have to get some picts...i've been slacking.
11-15-2007, 10:43 PM
Hi, Gail. I just came across this thread, and if I read your original question correctly, you are talking about a wedding in 2008, so I'll add a couple ideas.
When we got married, each place setting included a welcome note, menu, and a "message in a bottle" card. We had a BIG wine bottle from our rehearsal dinner near the entrance to the reception, and asked everyone to leave us a message in a bottle. We fished all the notes out on our first wedding anniversary and read them ... which we continue to do year after year.
You can see what our card looked like at: Message In A Bottle (http://www.digitalscrapbookplace.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=225358&ppuser=91426)
Message In A Bottle
Please share some special thoughts with the bride and groom. After you have completed your thoughts please put this message in the wine bottle that is located on the steps coming into the Ballroom from the lobby. Don’t forget to tell them who you are!
Best Advice • Your First Meeting With The Couple
Favorite Memory • Wish For The Future
I think the prompting helped a lot!
For your daughter's friend, how about 2 or 3 pages on each table with a sketch or outline for some ideas, maybe each with different prompting or theme? I think the idea of a little printer is great for pictures, and would also lend itself to maybe having a table set up for a mini crop. Having all kids of embellishments at one place, rather than cluttering up a table.
Let us know what you end up doing ... sounds like a fun project, and such a great event to capture memories that you might not know about.
11-30-2007, 10:44 PM
Also, I'm not sure, but I don't think polaroid pics are acid-free. They won't last long and from what I've heard could ruin the pages over time. How much time I don't know. Digital is also better because you can instantly see if the pic turned out ok. If not, tell them to smile again! Another idea, take random pics at the rehearsal dinner, bachlorette parties, reception, etc.
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