Finding the right wedding favors can be a daunting task. Candles, photo frames, keychains… they are all good and useful ideas. But, every now and then an idea comes along that is so good I can’t believe no one has thought of it until now. I present to you: Flip Books.
Flip Books are individually crafted mini books, created using your own short (approximately 30 second ) digital video. Small, compact and durable, they make great mementos and are economical as well. Even less expensive if you buy several at once.
In addition to wedding favors, they make great attendant gifts. Make a short video from your bridal shower, a staged video of the two of you dancing or laughing or doing just about anything!
The way it works is that the video is taken apart frame by frame and each frame is placed on a right side page. As you ‘flip’ through the book, it is like watching the mini video – without any devices involved. Genius – pure and simple!
You can also customize one (or more) for your own keepsake after the wedding to include a bouquet toss, reciting your vows, or a portion of your first dance.
The flipbooks are made with durable, heavy-duty binding, the photos are printed on heavy bond digital paper which makes your video spring to life. There are several websites that offer flipbook so make sure you see their work in person before you buy anything.
My best advice for anyone who wants to use this idea: Start filming short ( 2 minute) videos of wedding activities as soon as possible. This way you can edit the video down to highlight the best 15-20 seconds of action. Upload, place the order and you are done. Although most sites offers different covers, customized labels will add your own personal touch!
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago