Post # 1
My husband and I will be married one year next month, and we still haven’t gotten a wedding album! We have some wedding photos hanging up in our house, but that’s it. I find myself really wanting one and was looking to order a nice one for our anniversary.
I guess my question is this — is it actually worth it to have a fancy wedding album? For bees who have been married for a long time, do you ever pull yours out and look at the pictures? I feel like it might be a nice heirloom to have, especially for when we have kids someday and want to show them the memories from our wedding. I just wanted a little insight from others, since the photobooks I’ve been looking at are pretty pricey (around the $200 mark) and I wanted to know if people felt it’s worth it 🙂 Thanks, bees!
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
Don’t feel bad. I’ve been married just over 3 years and haven’t ordered a single picture yet, let alone an entire album. I have all of them saved on my computer and I keep meaning to order actual photos but just haven’t gotten around to it.
I think it can be worth it, even if you don’t look at it all the time.
Post # 3
Spending $200 wouldn’t have been worth it. I put mine together using Shutterfly and waited for a sale to order it. Spent around $45 and love it.
Post # 4
See if you can pay a flat rate for some digital photos and make your own album through a website like Shutterfly. I have some framed pictures of mine and only the album of proofs my photographer made me but since 1999 I’ve probably looked at it 6 times total.
A thing I do as a wedding gift is get candids and make an album for the couple through Shutterfly. You could do that with people’s candids too
Post # 5
We’re also celebrating our 1 year anniversary next month 🙂 We picked a few of our favorite pictures and printed them as 11×16’s at CVS. We put them around our house so we see them everyday. We also have a chromecast for our TV and set our “screensaver” pictures to filter through our wedding and honeymoon pictures, so we see them a lot!
Post # 6
We didn’t buy an album. I have a few of the better wedding photos saved on my phone, we have one framed wedding photo displayed in the living room with other (non wedding) photos, and I have a framed wedding photo in my office at work.
Post # 7
I’s prefer to pick a couple of my favorite shots, print them largely and frame them. Plus I like having the flexibility and ease of digital files much better.
Post # 8
We made our wedding album through Costco and it actually turned out really nice. We do look at it every so often! We leave it out in our living room on our tv stand/table with other photo books so it’s easily accessable. I like having something printed to flip through every once in a while!
We do still have some actual prints and canvases hanging around the house, but I like how you can have SO many photos in the book. There are many that we chose for the book that I probably wouldn’t hang in the house, but they’re still fun to go back and look at 🙂
Post # 9
I love the screensaver idea!
Post # 10
An expensive photo album is not worth it at all, no.
I saw a deal from collage.com (similar to shutterfly) for hard cover picture books so I ordered them (one for us, one for our son and one for my grandmother). We look at them occasionally and they’re gorgeous, but we don’t look at them all often enough to have justified paying more than we did.
Post # 11
We just had our second wedding anniversary and I haven’t gotten around to doing ANYTHING with our wedding photos. Actually, the only thing I have is a canvas print of my favorite photo because my mother forcefully gifted it to me as she demanded I have something on my walls (lol kidding, but not really). I’d love to have one eventually when we have more expendable income, but right now it just doesn’t make the cut.
Post # 12
Our photographer charges a flat rate and puts the photos on a password protected website for us to download. So we are going to make up our own photo album – you can buy a blank one in the stores here for around £20 (I think that’s around $25 USD) so we will get one of those and print whatever photos we want to go in it.
I’ve never seen the point of the posh ‘wedding albums’ that photographers put together – usually by the time the album arrives, most people aren’t that interested any more, and the albums are usually very big and cumbersome. But a photo album that can fit on the shelf next to all our other albums – that, I think we will look at often.
Post # 13
My grandparents wedding photo album is one of my most favorite albums, we go through it almost once a year. I love the idea for posterity, but $250+ is STEEP.
I think the Shutterfly route and a beautiful white photo album is just as lovely idea.
Post # 14
I haven’t made our album yet. I’m debating whether to do a book with a few favorites (like Artifact Uprising) or an old fashioned album and print a bunch of pictures and put them in. I will probably do both, and display the book and have the album for anyone that wants to see more details of the day.
I know I will look at it. Not all the time, but it will be nice to have. And when I was a child I loved looking through my parents album and will still look through it ocassionally.
Post # 15
We had a courthouse wedding so my situation is a little different but I printed all of my photos and just added them to a photo album for 4×6 sizes that I found at Burlington for like $15.
My parents also have a traditional wedding album and I look at it all the time. It makes me feel like I was there even though I wasn’t born for another 4 years haha.
Im an extremely sentimental person but in my opinion, it’s really nice to have some sort of album to look back at 🙂