For the brides who designed their own wedding albums online…

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

ilikeballet:  I used Shutterfly, have gotten a poorly printed album from them before but they happily replaced it with expedited shipping.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

ilikeballet:  I used Mixbook, and my albums turned out amazing. I did coffee table books, and it was so easy to use. I am not sure if you want to use Mixbook to create a huge album and have 900 photos to sift through.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  megz06.
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

ilikeballet:  I used adoramapix to make albums for our parents. Thought they were good quality and reasonably priced. I came across this website when I was deciding which company to go through, and found it useful. She reviews the book quality and ease of use of their layout programs.  http://www.photobookgirl.com/reviews/

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I used MyPublisher, so I’m probably not much help. I went through all of the pictures before uploading them, so I only uploaded the ones that I thought I could use in the album which made the process a lot faster. I agree though, the software’s not perfect.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

ilikeballet:  Oh I knew that, lol. I thought you want to load 900 pics into the website and then sift through them there, in which case Mixbook still wouldn’t be a good idea, BUT if you want to sift through photos and just need a good place to make a book, Mixbook is a good choice.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used Artisan State, not for my album, but for my parent and grandparent albums. The quality came out beautiful. Very easy to use program too. I have an old post with pictures on how they came out!

Post # 10
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Newbee

I also just ordered a small album from Artisan State to test them out first. Based on the reviews here it sounds great, but I read some other recent reviews online (within the last 2 months) that said the quality had declined, so before ordering a large album I wanted to see the quality for myself. Especially since some of these comments were very recent. One said that the pink glue from the binding was even bleeding into the pages!!!!   The software was very easy to use and I was able to put an album together relatively quickly. I also only uploaded the photos that I thought I might use, rather than the whole folder. I’m hoping that the bad reviews are either from very picky people as they were pro photographers who, I’m sure were selling them at a profit to their brides, or maybe just a few bad albums amongst thousands of very good ones. I’ll report back when I get mine in a week or two.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have ued Shutterfly for all the photo albums so far. If you can order during a sale or purchase a groupon – you’ll save a ton! 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I used shutterfly, but I’m curently designing in photoshop so I can get one printed with artisan state.  My shutterfly album is great for the price, but it’s not the same quality that you would get from a professional photographer.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I used shuttefly for a photo book album. It is great and my mom and mil love theirs. It took alot of work and is super customizable. Pretty much every single graphic can be tweaked and moved. Mine is 65 pages and I waited for a killer sale and got them all half price.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

ilikeballet:  snapfish. my photo friend took 2000 photos!!!! the book ended up being 250 photos and like 60 something pages. i picked the largest book they offered!! took me sooo long to decide on which photos!! it turned out great. i use them because they have great customer service! And an online tech ready to awnser questions. payed about 70 bucks ish. it was a lay flat book also. sorry im not so accurate. i go married a year ago

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I used Adoramapix. Printing quality was pretty good, software was OK. I was overall happy with the results, although of course it wasn’t the same quality as the leatherbound $500+ ones used by many pros.

pupart:  Please do report back. 🙂

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