Post # 1
Well it has been seven months since my wedding and I’m finally diving into my final project! PHOTOBOOKS! Yay! I’m just starting on them, but an important question came to mind. Who do you think I should give a photobook? One for each set of parents, that’s a must. Then I though about grandparents. One of my grandmothers couldn’t attend my wedding because her health has been deteriorating and she lives out of state. The other grandmother CHOSE not to come to the wedding because she was mad at my dad for not calling her on her birthday (yes, she is that petty). Do you think they would want one? Maybe a mini-book? What about my brothers? Would you like a photobook from someone else’s wedding? What about the Maid/Matron of Honor and BM? Again, would you want a mini-book of an event you were a big part of? Maybe personalize those with titles like “Maid of Honor” and “Best Man?” I always go overboard with projects, so if I’m crazy, please let me know!
Post # 3
Ooh, good question! I’m doing photobooks for our parents (like you, obvious reasons), and my grandmother because she’s the only surviving grandparent on my side (and FH’s grandparents are no longer with us) and she won’t be able to make it to the wedding. Nobody else is getting on – more so because I think if they want photos of the wedding they’ll be able to get them from Facebook and Flickr and such. I think if I was in a bridal party as a Maid/Matron of Honor it’d be a bit weird to get a photobook of a wedding – even if it was a minibook.
Post # 4
I’d do them for parents/grandparents, but not for the wedding party– I’d be more apt to pick a great shot of us together, or my Maid/Matron of Honor with her husband, and put it in a nice frame, as a gift.
Post # 5
I think mini-books for the wedding party would be a nice touch. I know the wedding I was in, I am always refering to and sometimes wish I had a nice little flip book to show people. I would not want a huge or expensive thing though. I think just a flip book that binds 20 or so 4×6 pictures together would be great.
Post # 6
We’re getting our album of course, but then one for each set of parents and one for each of our grandmothers. The rest of the family/bridal party, I’m planning on making prints for. Our photog gives us the rights to the images, so we’ll be able to print them off at Walgreens or another place for cheap.
In your situ, I would give one to the grandmother who couldn’t come because of illness. The other grandma, eh, not unless she asks. She choose not to come, no offense, but why should you go out of your way to make her an album? Send her a photo maybe, but not an album.
Post # 7
I knew I could count on you ladies. I like the idea of gifting my Maid/Matron of Honor with a nice framed photo. I think I’ll stick with photobooks for the parents for now, and ask my grandmothers if they’d like one. Since one of them is in the hospital now, she may not have anywhere to put the book, and may not want one (sad story, whole other thread). Thanks Hive!