Married Bees: How Many Times Have You Looked At Your Wedding Album After Year 1?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Married Bees: How Many Times Have You Looked At Your Wedding Album After Year 1?
    Never : (14 votes)
    22 %
    Never - Wish I Had Saved That Money : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Once Every Few Years : (7 votes)
    11 %
    Once a Year : (9 votes)
    14 %
    Two-three times a Year : (11 votes)
    17 %
    Several Times a Year : (11 votes)
    17 %
    All The Time - Best Money I Spent : (7 votes)
    11 %
    Obligatory Other : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    10919 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @futuremrsk18:   I will be keep ours in the study room – when it’s decorated. We didn’t spend a great deal on the photographer as at the time spending a great deal of money on that scared me and I guess it wasn’t a priority. I’m happy with our pics and they capture the feel of the day and that’s all I wanted.

    Post # 4
    Member
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @futuremrsk18:  Interesting question. I know I will look at the pictures because we intend to get some framed and displayed around the house. We love pictures. I know we would never watch a video though, so that is money we are happy to save.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @futuremrsk18:  I don’t know where it is right now, but if I looked hard enough, I’m sure I could find it.  I don’t regret getting it at all, but I don’t look at it.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    30315 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’ve been married 2 years next month, and I will break it out every few months or so, when I’m dusting our coffee table, since we keep our wedding album in a box on a shelf under the coffee table.  I know it sounds silly, but something about seeing our wedding photos just makes me happy! 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    6 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @futuremrsk18:  I’m not married yet, but I love photo albums.  When I was growing up, we frequently got out our parent’s wedding album.  I can’t wait to do the same with my kids someday.  I have albums of all our pictures over the years and get them out time to time.  I think the wedding album will be no different.  🙂 

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    24457 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I do it every so often but I have some pictures on Facebook that I look at too.

    Post # 10
    Member
    11002 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’ve been married for four years, and I still haven’t had my albums made yet. (My photographer doesn’t do Photoshop, and many of ny pics need to be edited.) I wish I had albums, but I look at my digital images and video periodically.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I was one of the people sooo excited about photography and I spent a huge chunk of our budget on it. And the pics we got were so great! Everything I could have wanted!

    I didn’t have an album made – I just made my own Adoramapix album and have the digital files.

    For the first year I looked at the pictures all the time and spent a lot of time figuring out ways to display them etc. But as we approach our 2nd anniversary, I realized I haven’t looked at them AT ALL recently! The Adormapix album is stored somewhere under my bed. And I had no idea where the jump drive with the digital files was.

    Luckily after tearing the house apart we found one of the drives! I quickly backed up all the pics onto facebook/my computer. It was neat to look at them again after so long, but if I was planning a wedding today I would be a lot more laid back about the photography. It’s not that I regret spending the money though, because these are really the “best” pictures we have of the family. But I wouldn’t stress out about it.

    Post # 13
    Member
    11002 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Yes, I was quite stunned, too. I should have asked, but it never occurred to me that he wouldn’t. The good thing is that he has granted me permission to have them edited by someone else. I just need to get around to finding the right person, choosing the photos, and detailing the editing that I would like to have done on them.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I have our wedding pictures framed all around the house and our album on a bookshelf in the living room. I look at our wedding pictures all the time and I definitely do not regret the money spent on them. I love our wedding photos! 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1861 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We’re just over a year (6/16), so I think we count. Just counting in this new “year 2” — I looked at it on our wedding anniversary, and I think I have looked at it in detail once since then.

    Here’s the thing though — we made our own album(s) with Shutterfly. So I actually have a copy of one of the smaller ones next to the computer here. The big one is out in the living room, along with other special photo albums that we keep on display. But in answering questions on here, and in helping a dear friend plan things about her own upcoming wedding, I’ve “consulted” the albums reasonably frequently! So that’s a combination of nostalgia and reference viewing. 😉

    My husband and I have zero regrets about the money we spent on our photographer. She did great work, and she was such a pleasant and natural addition to the people we had gathered around us on that day!

    I wouldn’t have paid for a professional album, though, to tell you the truth. Her photos are amazing, and her presentation of everything was gorgeous, so I’m sure her album would have been beautiful — but I SO enjoyed creating our album afterwards. Even if it would have been cheaper (which it soooo wasn’t), I would have wanted the experience of making it just the way we wanted it. 🙂

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