Post # 1
In light of a previous thread, I started to wonder: should I even get/make a photo album?
I’m wondering if you got an album or didn’t get an album and why. Do you wish you had or hadn’t? How often have you actually looked through it since your wedding?
I am wondering if I want to justify extra money (even if I DIY one) for something I may never look at again. My parents have one and this past weekend was the first time in decades my mother opened it because I wanted to look through it. But it always stayed in a box in the attic for the last 35 years.
I am also toying with the idea of getting one made for my parents and one for FI’s parents as a gift. Good or bad idea?
Post # 3
I made a really great one for me and DH, and actually ordered two of them. One is still wrapped in the shrink wrap it came in, while the other has made the rounds everywhere and already has greasy fingerprints and possible drink spills in it. That’s why I got two — I didn’t want to be all worried about it getting ruined or something. Photo albums are meant to be looked at! I definitely pulled it out on our first anniversary, and hope to look through it on every anniversary from here on out. If you do a good job on it, it is such a precious keepsake and absolutely worth the time and money!
Post # 4
I would definitely get some kind of album. I love albums, I make one for every vacation and for every year. Even though I dont look at them much, I still like to have it. Same for the wedding album. It just didn’t really need to cost me a an extra few hundred -1k from the photographer.
Post # 5
We’ll be doing an album for FI’s parents and my grandma (as well as one for ourselves) from Shutterfly. They’re $40 normally but they’re always running coupon codes. Will I look at it every day? No, but it’ll be nice to pull out and look through, and have for our children and so on. Personally, I love looking through old photos and am always disappointed when people don’t have them.
Post # 6
I made a lay-flat leather cover one from Shutterfly. It ended up being around 35 pages, and around $125 after taxes because I patiently wanted on the 40% off offer which they don’t usually run on the premium books. I love it and wanted something that held pictures but I didn’t want to print out a bunch of pictures and make a scrapbook – I am not creative or crafty like that. I also ordered one for my ILs.
It took hours to make because I loved to play with the pictures, fonts and designs. It was actually a lot of fun to put together too.
I also got an e-mail for 101 free 4X6 prints too and I just added that on to the order. I don’t know what I’m going to do with 101 prints though. I also got free shipping.
Oh, I know that for me personally, it would be a waste to spend $300-$1000+ on one but I wouldn’t judge you if you do.