Nievita and John- Wedding Planning (nj_forever) wrote,
Nievita and John- Wedding Planning

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Happiness is a Warm (Glue) Gun

Well, the frustration de jour recently has been the lack of large sized scrap books. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve asked my family and John’s family for photos... photos of us as kids, photos of our parents’ weddings, photos of our parents as kids, photos of our grandparents’ weddings... you get the picture (no pun intended *grins*). My ever-encompassing plan has been to put together a combined family photo album as an heirloom and representation of our immediate family histories. I’m scanning all of the pictures and then reprinting them in black and white, which I think will be a very classy look. Then we hope to have people sign this scrapbook (hopefully more than sign; I’d like for people to fill the pages) instead of a standard boring-yawn guestbook.

This seems like a good idea, yes?

However, I haven’t been able to track down a *&%$^% scrapbook that has pages big enough for my grand design... or if they were big enough, they were paper-slipped-in-plastic-sleeves, which is a good idea in the long run but not a good idea when you’re asking people to sign the plastic pages with their words of wedding wisdom. Plus everything seemed to be hugely expensive... like upwards of $35-40. Ack! And they’re still only 12”x12”... too small! The few that were bigger and had plain paper inside all had black paper... which wouldn’t normally be bad, except for the whole wedding thing.

(I don’t understand this. I have several scrapbooks that I have no idea where I picked up, but they’re all bigger than this. AND they have plain paper in them- although the paper is black. What gives?)

This is when the lightbulb goes on.

Okay, I figured replacing the plastic-coated pages with fancy paper like I had wanted was going to be too expensive. Then, last night, I flashed on the idea of those oversized sketchpads that they sell in art supply stores. It wouldn’t be –too- expensive, would it? And the paper is pretty thick, and it’s white in color. YES!

To make a long story longer, I found a big sketch pad and a fairly inexpensive photo album that I can take apart and replace the plastic photo sleeves with paper inside. I plan on recovering it in the same rose petal paper that the invitations will be made out of. I’m finally excited about something again! Hopefully it won’t be a huge pain-in-the-butt... oh... hopehopehope.

Now if only I could get some excitement about making my wedding veil. *sighs*
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