Wedding Photo Albums…Who Pays?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re going to pay for an album for both my parents and my husband’s parents. I’m not sure who’s usually expected to pay though?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Order some of your favorite photos of the two of you, and photos with the two of you with your parents, families, etc. Frame them, wrap them, BOOM! Christmas presents taken care of.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

“MIL, I’ve found a place to print our wedding images. Please go ahead and pick out five images that you’d like us to print – I’d love to gift them to you. If you’d like to order additional, or get an album for yourself, they are $X.”

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@jessiebrown74:  You can get a shutterfly one for like $25-40…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Usually the couple pays for albums for their parents. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

We ordered a wedding album for my in-laws and will be giving it to them for Christmas. They don’t expect it though.

ETA: I put together our album on Shutterfly and used coupon codes so a nice, 30 page leatherbound album was relatively cheap (around $75 each after a 40% off coupon and free shipping). I like our album but really, how often are you going to look at it especially in this day and age when most things are digital. If it falls apart, we’ll order another.

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Maybe do a Shutterfly photo album for the parents? Our photographer has GORGEOUS photo albums that cost $900+, but we totally can’t afford to pay that for ourselves, my parents and DH’s parents. 

We did one album as a practice through them and it turned out BEAUTIFULLY. We had a 40% sale, so one album with 40 pages ended up costing around $60. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The person who wants photots pays. I would however make something for MIL or my own mom as a GIFT to them (ie birthday or xmas) but I wouldn’t just buy them an album unless it was like less than 50 bucks.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I bought each mother a Shutterfly photo album that was no more than $30.  I use shutterfly for nearly all my photo gifts.  It was an 8×11 book.

My mom didn’t go to the wedding, but I still gave her an album.

I will however, do a really nice premium with lay flat pages for just us.  Still working on that!  I am researching MyPuliblisher, Adoramapix, Blurb and others, but I must say I already like how much easier it is to use Shutterfly.

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I offered to print any photos that family members wanted – at about 13 cents each, I didn’t have a problem doing that.

I did also have a couple 8x10s printed to give our families – cost about $2 for the print plus a department store frame of about $10.

I did make up photo albums for my parents and his, but I don’t think I needed to as an obligation to them.  I just wanted to.  I got mine done from Costco – it was about $60 for a large album of over 60 pages.  (I have also ordered a smaller album from them that was only about $20 and would have been a fine wedding album for parents if I had wanted to spend less)

 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@jessiebrown74:  every man for themself!  Our albums from the photographer start at $2500.  We can’t afford to pay for our own right now, let alone anyone elses!  My parents are paying for our album, but any prints we want we will pay for ourselves.  My parents are also buying their own album and my in-laws have purchased their own prints.

 

I am making albums online for our grandparents as xmas presents.  I’m thinking of doing one for my in laws as well since I don’t think they plan on getting an album from the photographer.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@sienna76:  I love MyPublisher over Shutterfly.  Very easy to use and I think the quality is better.  However, I believe Shutterfly bought MyPublisher, so not sure how that affects anything.  

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got albums for our parents that were smaller versions of our album.  We also gave our parents copies of all the photos on disc to do what they wanted with.

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