Post # 1
Just curious how many times you’ve taken the album out? And where do you keep your album (in the bottom of a drawer somewhere? in a bin? in storage? in your living? on your coffee table? etc).
As a follow up question – do you regret how much you spent on your photog? Or was it the best money you ever spent?
Please only answer if you’ve been married for more than a year! Thanks!
Post # 3
@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
@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 # 5
For those responding that they break out the wedding album – how long have you been married?
Post # 6
@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
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
@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
I do it every so often but I have some pictures on Facebook that I look at too.
Post # 10
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 # 11
@Brielle: That’s crazy that your photog didn’t include editing! I wonder if another photog would edit the pix for you for a fee.
Post # 12
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
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
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
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. 🙂
Post # 16
Well, I am putting a (what I consider reasonable) budget on the photography, but I still really want good photos and it’s a huge chunk of our entire wedding budget to begin with. My fiance is shocked by how much this costs and doesn’t understand the importance of it and says no one breaks out the wedding album. In his defense, his parents divorced when he was like 2 and so I wouldn’t expect them to be breaking out the wedding album. What is more important to him is videography, which I didn’t think was important and was going to do without. But, if that’s important to him, then we will get that, too.. and just take it out of the budget somewhere else. I think we have wiggle room and we can make it work, but I won’t go spending half my wedding budget on photography. At this point, it’s at 20% and that doesn’t include an album – which we will get afterwards, on our own.