(Closed) How many pages was your wedding album?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How many pages should the album be?
    20 will be perfect! : (4 votes)
    18 %
    21-25 : (2 votes)
    9 %
    26-30 : (1 votes)
    5 %
    30-35 : (5 votes)
    23 %
    36-40 : (2 votes)
    9 %
    40+ : (8 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Sorry, I voted before I read your post.  Mine will be 50 pages but at $40/page, I would stick with the 20 if I were you!

    *Okay just realized I mean 50 images, not pages.

    Post # 5
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    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Our album will be about 30-35 pages (60 images). Our photographer actually packages the album by the number of images vs. number of pages. He has a very clean and minimalistic style and when he used to offer the albums by the number of pages, he had a lot of bride&groom who would try to squeeze in way too many pics on a single page. So he changed his album package to reflect the number of images and the number of pages will fluctuate depending on the layout of each page. He charged $25 for each additional image.

    I think 20 pages will be fine! 🙂

    ** Oops, I just realized that I voted incorrectly. I answered how many pages I will have instead of how many pages I think you should have…As my comment above, I think 20 pages is fine! **

    Post # 6
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think around 20-25 is fine. Maybe you can have her show you some examples of the sizes, or go through your pictures and decide which ones you absolutely want in your album. If it’s more than 40 or so I’d say pay for a couple extra pages. That is expensive for 1 freakin page!

    Post # 7
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    That’s a lot for one page. I would stick with the contract.

    I made my own b/c I wanted more pages, and professional albums are always so small. I felt like I paid so much for those pictures, I wanted all of them!

    Post # 8
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    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I made mine myself via mixbook, but it’s 100 pages long.  😛  If I were in your shoes, I’d stick to the contract # of pages and then make my own later if you wanted more.

    Post # 9
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Pages (one side) or SPREADS (2 sides next to each other)? 20 pages is way too little. 20 spreads is usually around 40-60 images. $40 for a 10×10 or 12×12 flush mount spread is a great deal. Find the images you want and go from there… it’s your album… Put what you WANT in it 🙂 Whats right for one isn’t right for the other,… 

    Post # 10
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    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    I would focus more on images than pages.  Look at your photographers sample  albums and get a feel his design style and layout.  Typically there are around an average of 2-3 images per page but there are exceptions.

    Go through your images and select the ones you like that tell your story.  From there estimate how many pages will be required.

    I think 40 per page is a bargain.  The photographer has to pay extra per page printed, and on top of that has to layout and design an additional page and retouch a few more images for each page.  When you think of what goes into it, it really isn’t that much.

    There is nothing wrong with a 10×10 album.  If you are on the fence about it, again, check out your photographer’s sample’s and see if you are happy with the image sizes when there are 2-3 images on a page.

    We have a 16×16 album and it is AWESOME, and has some fold out pages, so some of the images are 32×16.  It really is a conversation piece but it’s so bulky and heavy it’s not portable and impossible to lug around.  So bigger isn’t always better.

    Post # 12
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    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    @JaneyD:  Sounds like a good plan.  65 is a bit light, but I think you can probably force yourself to narrow it down to around 80ish and tell your story.  That would add about 5 pages…not horrible.

    Post # 13
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am so late to this post but have to say, I am so happy there are other brides with 50+ pages like me (mine is just about 62!) because I thought I was crazy for having that many.

    Also, collages are a godsend for getting more images into less pages! Don’t overuse them, but they can definitely help to add more.

    Post # 14
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2008

    My wedding album was only 40 images in a matted album. However, i was able to go back and get a professional flush mount album with 80+ images through EVER Album Design, http://www.everalbumdesign.com They sell to non photographers, so you get a pro album without the extreme costs. They’re worth checking out.

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