3 ways to design your wedding album from Sweet Memory Albums (…you too, Germans!) #Sponsors: Web Services#germany#web tools#wedding albums February 25 2014 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Okay, so you got your awesome wedding photos, but your photographer didn't include a wedding album. Or maybe they did, but you can't afford to have your photographer make extra albums for your parents, in-laws, grandparents, etc. Then there's always the question of what to do with all your guests' photos… do they get to go in an album? With our sponsor Sweet Memory Albums, you can create high-quality, flush-mount wedding albums on your own! These guys make wedding albums easy with three great design options… Sweet Memory Albums is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! 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Plus their 100% satisfaction guarantee, and pay-after-receipt-policy, ensure that you'll only be paying for albums that you absolutely LOVE. Oh, and here's something that sets Sweet Memory Albums apart: they have a German-language site! So those of you in Germany, or with German relatives: klicken Sie hier. And all English-speaking, photo album-needing readers: you can just get started here. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Why I love my double-chin laugh (and hope to see it at my wedding) NEXT Charlie & Blaine's 1950s style skull wedding Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] My wedding gift to a friend was a wedding album. I started by collecting things from the bridal shower, like the flowers and random pieces of confetti. I saved the invitations and took photos of the event. I even got other people's photos. I saved the invitation from the rehearsal dinner as well as the menu and the napkins and flowers (I'm pretty certain that wasn't "okay" though). I did the same for the wedding itself. I took ribbons and flowers and table runners (they were going to tossed anyway and the person who did all the set up asked me to take them so they wouldn't get wasted) and napkins and everything else I could find. At the reception, I left disposal cameras at the tables with note cards explaining them. Out of the ten cameras, only one was stolen. I also left note card sized paper and pens on everyone's plate to write messages to the bride and groom since they didn't have a guest book either. Finally, I talked with the photographer and was able to get a cd copy of all the photos. I developed the photos from the disposables and printed the ones from the professional and used all the trimmings from the previous events and made a beautiful wedding album out of hand made paper. (I bought the paper – I'm not that amazing) I cut one of the table runners and used that as binding for the book. I pressed and dried all the flowers I was able to get and used them throughout the book. I, personally, thought it was pretty amazing. It took me a little while, though, and it would have been better had her family worked with me at all. (I wanted to put a guest list in there and actually identify people in the photos but after two months, I gave up and just finished it.) I ended it with a photo of the of them and the "thank you" tag from the favours. Bottom line, you can do whatever you want for a wedding album. Absolutely anything. You can include it all and still make it magical. I'm sure it fun to do it yourself, but I think it's even more special if it's made for you, by someone who loves you. But maybe I'm biased on that note (-: Reply That sounds *gorgeous* and also like a massive amount of work — what an amazing, epic gift! Reply Yay! German things! It makes me so happy to see something that is also available in Germany! 😀 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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