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A Gift from the Bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor, A Scrapbook of Letters for the Bride

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Another great gift idea for the bride to be is a scrapbook of letters from all her girlfriends, bridesmaids, and close family members.

See yesterday’s post on another gift for brides, a scrapbook of all the wedding events!

My friend Amie actually pinned this relatively early in the wedding planning process so I kept it in mind for later. About a month before the wedding I sent messages to about 20 people, from her close girlfriends to her family, including her brother and nephew. And then I saved the best for last with a letter from the groom.

A few days before the wedding I snapped a few photos of the pages that I had completed for some of the letters—hope you like them!

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If you’d like to make your friend a letter scrapbook as well, here’s a sample of the note I sent to everyone requesting for their participation:

I’m planning on making a scrapbook to give [the bride] at the rehearsal dinner filled with letters from the women closest in [bride]’s life! You can just give me a letter or you can actually make one page [size] for the bride. Your page can include anything you want – a picture, collage, poem, memories, song lyrics – anything that reminds you of your relationship with our girl! Let me know if you’d like to participate! Thanks!

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I really loved this album that I found at Michael’s. It’s slightly bigger than the Bridal Beauty scrapbook, sized at 8 1/2″ by 8 1/2.” Plus it came with stickers to decorate the front so we chose the phrase “Dear Amie.”

My favorite part of putting this book together was reading everyone’s letters and seeing just how much this bride-to-be was loved! Tears were shed by many of us throughout the process—making it a truly special gift for such a special time in her life.

9 thoughts on “A Gift from the Bridesmaids and Maid/Matron of Honor, A Scrapbook of Letters for the Bride

  1. Yan says:

    Dear Sam: Thank you for this wonderful post! A scrapbook from bridesmaid is such a lovely idea! I am currently planning a bridal shower for my best friend and would love to use this scrapbook idea. However, I have looked through dozens of website and can’t find the right album. I really really love the album that is displayed in your post. Can you tell me where I can purchase the scrapbook album? Thank you so much!

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