Memory Making Guide for the DIY Bride

If you’ve followed Tip No. 9, you now have a disc of your photos. Now what? With so many photos, it is easy to become overwhelmed!

First step: Make a backup copy of your disc for safekeeping and think about saving a copy in the cloud. You can upload your photos to a file sharing service like Dropbox or showcase all of your photos (while preserving them) on a photosharing site like Flickr.

If you are a DIY bride, then you will want to create an amazing album, but the options are nearly endless. Our favorite is the flush mount photo album from Artisan State.

The beautiful, hand-mounted photo books are made on thick board pages with real silver halide photo paper.

Best of all, the lay-flat binding gives you seamless views of your big day at the turn of every page. The software is easy to use online and the books are available in a variety of
different sizes and luxurious finishes.

TIP: If you’re less DIY savvy, the team at Artisan Slate will design your book free of charge. Plus, you can order duplicate “parent” books identical to your album but smaller for gifting to friends and family. Commemorate all your photoworthy moments (like those panoramic honeymoon vistas) in a series of photo books! Books start at $20 plus shipping.


Capture every moment with Capsule. HOW IT WORKS: Armed with a “capsule code,” friends and family take photos with the Capsule Cam, use Instagram, or upload.You’ll get all your photos in one shared online album, automatically. See every angle, smile and special moment — all from your guests’ perspectives. COST: Free for you and your guests; option to purchase prints and gifts in the marketplace.


“Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings: Designing Your Big Day with Favorite Objects & Family Treasures,” by Matthew Robbins (hardcover, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011, 225 pages, $35). Robbins will walk brides through his process of transforming the special into the spectacular by choosing nine objects around which to base a wedding design. Along the way, he will share insider tips and industry secrets that make the difference.


“Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles: a Step-by-Step Guide to 34 Spectacular Hairstyles,” by Eric Mayost (paperback, Sterling Publishing, 2012, 144 pages, $16.95). A practical guide with more than 30 stunning wedding hairstyles that are easy to re-create without spending a lot of money. Whether you want a chic updo or a soft flowing mane, something elegantly classic or thoroughly modern, follow the step-by-step instructions and color photos to prepare for your wedding, whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.


“The New-Fashioned Wedding: Designing Your Artful, Modern, Crafty, Textured, Sophisticated Celebration,”
by Paige Appel & Kelly Harris (hardcover, Rizzoli, 2012, 224 pages, $45). This is a guide to modern, artful weddings by highlighting 10 design-conscious weddings that combine new and old, ranging from an eclectic Texas-inspired event to a swanky Palm Springs affair.

Books provided by the Stark County District Library