Well, you saw my post about the wedding planning photos and I’ve now turned them into a book! I used Simple Path, which created such a pretty layout for me. This was also my first 7×9 photo book and I have to say I’m loving it. I put it in my purse to show a friend three weeks ago and it has stayed there ever since. The hidden benefit has turned out to be this – I always have it on hand to pull out for my various wedding planning activities.
Last week I met with my florist to chat about flowers for the wedding ceremony. She didn’t have a great picture of the ceremony site with her, but of course I had one in my photo book! The soft cover made it easy to flip through the book to find the perfect photo that helped us plan the flower arrangements for the big day. She was so impressed with the idea of a personalized wedding photo book that she decided to create her own to show off her work to clients.
The photo of me trying on my veil and wedding dress came in handy more than once. Not only did I get to show the bridal consultant who helped me with my first dress fitting, but I also pulled open the book for my hairstylist when we discussed how I would wear my hair for the wedding day. Of course I can’t show the photo of me in my dress just yet in case my fiancé logs on to the Shutterfly blog, but you’ll see it in the wedding book. I’m so looking forward to creating that one later this year!
And finally, I have to admit that I do bring out my wedding planning photo book every now and then when I catch up with friends and family. It’s so much fun to show them the wedding venue, build excitement for the great food we tasted and generally let them see how much fun we are having creating a special day – not just for us, but for all of our friends and family members.