A wedding newspaper is a great idea for entertaining wedding guests and is a priceless keepsake. The amount of funny and loving information that friends collect for this is worth its weight in gold. But in the meantime, the bride and groom are also very happy to design their own wedding newspaper for their guests. Whoever gets down to work will find great wedding newspaper ideas and valuable tips from the wedding extra sheet in this article. Have fun with it!
Totally flexible: work online or offline with the free Schobuk publisher
With the wedding extra sheet, you can either work online in the Schobuk publisher or download design software. The advantage of the online publisher is that several copywriters can work on the wedding newspaper at the same time and therefore not all the work gets stuck on one person. The only requirement is a working internet connection. If you don’t have a particularly fast internet connection, it’s best to use the desktop version of the design software and simply work offline whenever and wherever you want.
Formats for great wedding newspaper ideas
You can choose 5 different cool formats for your wedding newspaper: broadsheet, tabloid and mini-newspaper, A4 and A5. And yes, the newspapers do indeed have the typical light gray texture and the well-known smell of daily newspapers.
This format is really big. When opened, the newspaper is 70 cm wide and 50 cm high, making it larger than, for example, the Rheinische Post or the Berliner Zeitung. It might be a bit big and unwieldy. Also, you really need a lot of content. If in the end there is only 1 sheet, then the format doesn’t make much sense.
When opened, the tabloid format is already a more manageable size at 58 x 38 cm, which your guests can easily accommodate on the table in front of them while they read or fill out puzzles.
The mini newspaper measures 46 x 32 cm when open. When closed, it is only slightly larger than A4 and is therefore probably the most suitable. In this format you can limit the design of a page to 1 main topic and 2 to 3 small topics. This makes layouting easier and the pages are not as crowded and appear more harmonious.
Magazine format A4 and A5
The wedding magazine has a practical format, especially in A4 size. But keep in mind that A5 is really small. There is only room for one topic per page. Choose this format more if you don’t have that much content.
Wedding Journal Ideas with Predesigned Layouts
There are many great layouts that you only have to fill with your content and images in the Wedding Extra Sheet. You can even change templates individually, add or delete pages. You have a wealth of backgrounds, motifs and clip art available to adapt the design perfectly to your wishes. The bride in particular will like it when the wedding newspaper matches the wedding motto in terms of color or theme. The maid of honor knows all about it. Here is an example of a beautiful rose, gray and gold color scheme:
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Wedding Journal Ideas and Content
At first you might be wondering what to write about. But don’t worry, there are so many great ideas that you’ll end up having a hard time choosing. The most important thing is, of course, that the wedding newspaper is all about the bridal couple. The Wedding Special recommends that you focus on 3 areas as a first step: What comes to your mind about the past, present and future of the bride and groom? The next step is to think about what you want to pick up from this area. Here we have a few ideas for you:
past of the bride and groom
- Photos as a child, teenager and young adult:
As close friends of the bride and groom, I’m sure you’ll find it easy to come up with some funny captions
- Anecdotes from friends and family:
Let people in your circle of friends and family have their say in the wedding newspaper. They are a treasure trove of funny and touching stories about brides and grooms. But beware! Don’t write anything that might embarrass the bride and groom.
- The story of the bride and groom getting to know each other:
Interview the two separately to get to know each other. Who took the first step? Who asked for the cell phone number? Where was the first date? Who dared the first kiss? Let’s see if the answers match.
You can have a crossword puzzle generated or you can make it up yourself. Granted, it can be a bit tricky, but it’s guaranteed to be fun. From your favorite ice cream to your middle name, everything is allowed and it is exciting for the guests to see how well they really know the bridal couple.
- Milestones of the bride and groom:
Where did you live when, where did you travel to and when, what hobbies do you share, etc.
presence of the bride and groom
- engagement photos:
If the bridal couple took engagement photos, then by all means get them. The most beautiful picture is absolutely perfect for the cover. You can add more pictures from this series, such as a detail shot of the engagement ring, to other pages.
- Welcome greeting from the bridal couple:
The newlyweds will already assume that you are making a wedding newspaper for them if you interview them or ask for photos and secret information. That’s perfectly fine too. Because maybe the bridal couple would like to take the opportunity to say a few words to the guests via the wedding newspaper and thank them for their participation.
- Rules of conduct:
Establish some humorous wedding reception etiquette.
- Interesting numbers:
Throw a few numbers around: It took XX hours to select the wedding dress, Aunt Ida and Uncle Sigi had to travel XX km, etc.
- Other VIPs of the day:
Feel free to also introduce parents, siblings or witnesses in the wedding newspaper. Especially at large weddings, not all guests will be aware of them.
- Cartoons and Sayings:
Scatter a few cartoons or sayings on the subject of marriage under the content.
Be sure to include congratulations from selected guests such as parents or siblings.
- Marriage settlement:
A jokingly worded marriage contract is sure to get a few laughs from the wedding guests
future of the bride and groom
- marriage recipe:
The bridal couple can certainly use a humorous recipe for a good marriage.
- Opinion poll:
Email some of the wedding guests to ask them questions such as “where will the bride and groom live in 10 years?”, “how many children will they have?”, “what will they fight about?” etc. Choose the funniest answers for the wedding newspaper.
Let yourself be inspired by the bridal couple horoscope from Hochzeits-Extrablatt and look into the future for the bridal couple.
Wedding newspaper printing by professionals
With Hochzeits-Extrablatt, you have an experienced but comparatively inexpensive printer at your disposal that will print out your wedding newspaper in high quality. If it has to be quick, then Wedding Extra Sheet will print and deliver within just 24 hours!
Wedding newspaper ideas and other types of printing
On the website of the wedding extra sheet you will not only find wedding newspaper ideas. You can also design many other types of print such as church booklets, cards or thanksgiving in the form of an After Wedding Magazine.
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