Wedding toast scrapbook pages are an integral part of a memory book documenting all the details of your big day.
About Wedding Toast Scrapbook Pages
Just as you would create layouts featuring the cake cutting, bouquet toss, and first dance, you don't want to miss out on crafting pages filled with heartfelt words shared by your closest friends and family members on your wedding day. If you are documenting the reception events in chronological order, wedding toast scrapbook pages traditionally would be placed near the middle of a memory book.
Often this type of layout serves as a transitional page between the formal wedding ceremonies and the informal atmosphere of the reception. Consequently, you might want to link the two by using the same paper that's featured on the preceding page. For example, if you are using a pale colored paper with minimal embellishments for the menu or program page, then carry that theme to the wedding toast page to add cohesiveness, as you link the formal and less formal aspects of the wedding day ceremonies.
The beauty of wedding toast layouts is they lend themselves to great flexibility. Feel free to exercise creativity when constructing these special pages; however, don't forget to include the following main features:
- A photo of the person giving the toast
- A photo of the bride and groom raising their glasses together
- A photo of the bride and groom sharing a kiss post toast
- A photo of champagne flutes
- A copy of the toasts
Ideas for Wedding Toast Layouts
A sample wedding toast layout might include photos in the corners of the page. Be sure to include the Maid of Honor, Best Man, father of the bride, or anyone else proposing a toast to the newlyweds. Underneath the photos, write or print out the words used in the toast. Then, in the middle of the page, add a larger photo of the happy couple raising their glasses in unison. You can embellish the page with wedding bell-shaped stickers, 3D adhesives, or die cuts in the shape of champagne flutes and stamps featuring doves or ivy.
If you have a number of guests offering toasts at your wedding and you want to preserve all of their well wishes, then design a journaling block for each speech. Consider placing the blocks adjacent to individual photos of the people giving the toast and matching the font with the tone of the toast. For example, if the groom's college buddy offers a hilarious toast rather than a sentimental one, then print out the words in a whimsical font. Conversely, if the father of the bride's toast is a real tearjerker, you might consider printing the words on pretty vellum using a standard font that is easy to read and embellish the corners of the block with flocking powder.
Unique Wedding Toast Scrapbook Pages
Not all weddings feature formal toasts. If you have your heart set on designing a wedding toast layout, but you are short on inspirational quotes delivered by friends and family, then borrow some from others. One idea for a nontraditional wedding toast scrapbook layout is to feature a heart-shaped photo of the bride and groom kissing with champagne flutes in hand. Around the photo, add a mix of humorous and heartfelt quotes or sayings.
Customize the quotes to reflect cultural influences. For example, if you got married in Hawaii and a friend offered a special Hawaiian wedding toast, such as: "Ua ola loko I ke aloha" or "Love gives life within," then make sure that you place the beautiful words in a special spot on your layout. Further enhance the Hawaiian theme by framing the words of the toast with flower stickers in the shape of a lei.
Finally, if you plan to write out the toasts, consider using a calligraphy pen and make sure your handwriting is legible. Also, whether you write or print out quotes from the toast, using an array of different colored ink will make the page pop and add pizzazz to your wedding scrapbook.