Post # 1
So, my FI and I have been talking about potential gifts to give our parents and it seems like a wedding album is going to be the winner.
Here’s the thing: in order to get “mini” albums from our photographer to use as gifts, we need to order a fine art album (which costs $900). I honestly don’t think we’d spend much time looking at a wedding album so it seems silly to pay that much for one just to get the other ones as gifts.
So here’s my question: how many of you bought a wedding album and are really glad you did? Or didn’t buy one and wish you had? Or bought one and never looked at it?
I’m thinking that if we don’t buy a fine art album, we can always get a nice one from a photo printing site. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I’m really excited for my album. My parents and FIs parents both look at their wedding albums still (30+ years later), and it’s in good shape.
That being said, I make photo albums on Snapfish all the time, and the quality is pretty good (obviously for what you’re paying…).
If you can afford it, I recommend the albums. If you can’t, then make one from a photo printing site. The thought is there, and that’s what will be appreciated the most!
Post # 4
You’ll definitely look at your album. Maybe not every day, but you will sure look at it from time to time. Remember, marriage is a lifetime commitment and eventually you will want to go back and look at the photos from your wedding day. What’s best about professional album companies, is that they typically use materials that won’t discolor your photos over the next 30 or 40 years. I got a flush mount wedding album for mine. I used EVER Album Design (http://www.everalbumdesign.com) for the design and they work with high end album company, Cypress Fine Albums (http://www.cypressalbums.com), which hand makes books with silk fabric covers. Amazing work by both companies. EVER Album Design really took control and delivered an amazing design for my album. Best of all is that they aren’t pushy. Contact them and let them know your budget, they will be honest and let you know if they can make it happen for that price. If not, they will offer suggestions.