Post # 1
I’d love to hear the Hive’s opinion on length of wedding albums. We’re creating our own on MyPublisher (thanks MrsCheese!), and we’re tempted to just go for oodles and oodles of pages, but then we go back and think we need to be more judicious! What do you all think is a good middle-of-the-range number of pages?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
You know, I tend to agree. You should definitely save all of your photos for YOU, but if you’re showing your album to family/friends, it’s best to be choosy. Try to get the shots you think people will really want to see, and try not to put in multiples of virtually the same shot. (Like 5 shots of you two making pretty much the same face – just choose the best one!!) If it’s the kind of thing people are just going to glaze over, forget it. Like, don’t do a whole page showing just detail shots – mix it up with pix of yourselves and the guests.Or do collages. Maybe you’ll have page that contains just details, but you’ll have 10+ pix on that page.
As far as pages, Hm. Well remember that each page is actually a front and back. So for a 20 page book, you’re only really getting 10 pages. I ordered a 20 page book recently and man, it was SKINNY! haha.
If you went with, say, 60 pages, but put a lot of collages on some of them, you’d have room for anywhere from 60 to hundreds of photos. I think that for Mr. MJ and I, I’ll probably get 50-60 pages. This’ll include shots from both our ceremony and the picnic we’re having a few days later.
Post # 4
I don’t know if there is a magic number but I will say that you should limit the amount of similar/same photographs. Meaning, instead of 8 shots of your first dance that all look similar, try narrowing it down to one full length and a few closeups. I always get frustrated flipping through photographs where the same photograph and its just a fraction of an inch difference. You know what I’m talking about, similar to the "Can You Find 6 Differences" that are in Highlights magazine.
Choose your absolute favorites for every moment and avoid making a flip book of every second.
Post # 5
I’m probably going to get 50-60 pages. If you get all the negatives on disk, you can have them printed out cheaper through Costco. That’s what I’ll be doing!!!
Post # 6
In a lot of cases, our albums are only 10 pages long, with 20 pictures front and back mounted.
If you’re ordering through a website though, you can add as many pages as you want.
Things to consider are page thickness. If it’s going to be a photo "book" printed directly onto the paper that is the page, then 50-60 pages isn’t a problem, but if they are going to be mounted, the pages are typically thicker which makes the album thicker.