How to Create an Engagement Album

An engagement album can provide a safe and pretty place to store all of the photographs and other keepsakes from your engagement. It can accompany your wedding album to give you several volumes of memories from one of the most special periods of your life. An engagement album is also a nice gift idea if you are a friend or family member of the bride or groom. Create an engagement album by collecting all the photographs you can and documenting the events of the proposal and engagement.

Steps

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    Decide if you want an online album, physical album or both.
    • Create a digital album on a site such as Shutterfly or Snapfish. Once you create the album, by uploading your photos from a phone or digital camera, you can share it with friends and family, or print pictures from it.
    • Create a physical album by selecting a decorative book and filling it with pictures and memories. You can find leather bound albums at gift stores, book stores and any place that you might register for gifts. Craft stores can custom make an album.
    • Make both a digital and printed album so you have different ways to show off your engagement. When people come to your home, you can show them the physical album. If you have friends and family who live far away, you can share your digital engagement album with them online.
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    Create a timeline of the engagement. Start with individual pictures, move to couple pictures and then show the proposal and wedding planning.
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    Provide a few pages to show the bride and groom on their own. This section could include pictures of your family members, pets and individual passions.
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    Present pictures of the two of you as a couple. Include vacation shots, holidays, candid photos and romantic shots of kisses and hugs.
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    Include any formal portraits that have been taken. If an engagement photo was taken by a professional photographer to be used for announcements or save-the-date cards, include that picture in the album.
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    Document your proposal. Include pictures of the ring and the site where the proposal took place.
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    Include pictures of your wedding planning activities. Take shots of the church, reception location, cake, bridesmaid dresses, flower bouquets, and other special memories.
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    Leave a few pages empty for the rehearsal dinner and other last-minute activities leading up to the wedding.
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    Personalize your album. You want your engagement album to match the love story and personalities of you and your spouse.
    • Use colors that will be used in your wedding. Albums can be decorated and embellished with ribbons, lace and other adornments.
    • Create headlines and titles for the photographs that are funny, romantic and poignant.
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    Ask for help from others who might have pictures of you and your future spouse. Tell your friends and family members that you are creating an engagement album, and ask them to forward you any pictures they have that you might want to include.

Tips

  • Keep your camera or your camera phone with you during all of your wedding planning activities. You will want to snap pictures of moments as they unfold so you can include them in your album.
  • Experiment with the types of photos you use. Have some pictures developed in black and white for an extra romantic and interesting touch. Mix candid photos with posed shots.

Things You'll Need

  • Photographs


Article Info

Categories: Engagement and Rings