Recent bride Jennie Smith walks us through the pages of her photo album.

Brides.com: Give us the overview.

Jennie Smith: About a month before our June wedding, my sister-in-law, Tracy, hosted a bridal shower luncheon for me at her home. My childhood friend, who is also a professional wedding photographer, even volunteered to shoot the event.

Tip: If you can't afford a pro, designate someone to be the official photographer for the event.

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