(Closed) Wedding album photobooks-PLEASE HELP!

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I used Blurb.com which I felt gave me a lot of flexibility to create my own layouts.  I esepcially wanted to be able to make full page bleeds.  I made the book and then waited for the 20% off coupon that they email out every now and then.  I also paid for the premium paper which is thicker, but definitely not as thick as professional photog’s paper.  I was happy with the quality though.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

First, I would check out this awesome review: http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/news/show/97676/the-great-photo-book-round-up-review-who-makes-the-best-photo-books.html  A guy made the same photobook through about a dozen different companies and compared covers, photo quality, paper quality, etc.  Really helpful!

I used AdoramaPix to make my guest book with my e-pics and it turned out amazing!  Fully customizable cover and spine, thicker, layflat pages – I loved it!  And the program to create your pages was really easy to work with too!  I made a post about it with pictures of my finished book here if you want to take a look!  http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-awesome-adoramapix-photobook-lots-of-pics

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs.KMM: That review is AWESOME! I can’t believe I haven’t seen this before. I’ve been making Shutterfly books for years now… I may have to switch after reading all of that!

Thanks for sharing!

Does anyone know who produces the REALLY thick, professional style photo albums? My photog is asking for almost $1k for one! Crikey!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

staceynrick google somerset albums… picaboo also does a flushmount album now… thats what they’re called, with the really thick pages.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@staceynrick: I’m thinking about using Somerset to make a flushmount album like the ones your photographer could make you.  It still isn’t cheap ($340-$650 depend on size and length) but it’s way less than the photographers’ and way nicer than just a photobook.  I want something for my wedding album that is a bit fancier and will hold up for years and years to come!

EDIT – Oops!  europomme beat me to the punch! 🙂

EDIT2 – I don’t know anything about the quality of Picaboo’s flushmount albums but I personally wouldn’t trust using them after the reviews on their photobooks.  I know the quality will be nicer than the photobook but if they can’t make a photobook that even closely compares to their competitors (see the review I posted), do I really trust them to do a good job with my expensive flushmount?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we used mypublisher and LOVed it!  it was so easy for us to get it exactly the way we wanted and used 40% off and bogo coupons for a really good deal.  We got the black linen cover but they have leather and/or book sleeve for extra protection.  The quality was reallly great and the software was so easy to use.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

mixbook.com is an option

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve used Picaboo for regular photobooks and they turned out SUPER cute. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I used MyPublisher and both the price and quality are amazing!!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House

Adorama is AWESOME!! I just picked up our guest book last night- they did it in 2 days. It looks phenom. The pages are thick and I think it’s a really quality substitute for flush mount. The price is right and the quality is awesome. Check out Cheeseburger’s review which is what sold me: http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/08/23/affordable-photo-albums/

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Im also considering getting an album through somerset. This one bride left a pretty good online review of her experience getting an album through them, and it has lots of pictures so you can see what it looks like in real life:

http://110709wedding.weebly.com/diy-album.html

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@KCheshier:  It is really slow to upload photos (mine took hours!) but once everything is uploaded, the system is easy to use and isn’t so slow!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m currently in the process of using blurb. editing the album right now

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