(Closed) Do You Plan on Making the Photo Album Yourself After the Wedding?

posted 12 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve heard good things about Blurb, too. I’ve used Picasa in the past but I’m not sure if the quality is quite up to snuff for my one-and-only wedding album. Parent albums, absolutely, though. I’ll have to do some more research before The Time comes.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m making one, haven’t really thought of a website to use though…. This will probably be something that gets done like 3 months after the wedding, lol

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Probably Blurb.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

my friend used shutterfly and made her book, the parent books, and one of her honeymoon. they are awesome! i am totally copying:)

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I won a gorgeous photo album here during one of the contests (thank you WeddingBee!), so I’m planning on having the pictures printed and popping them into my album. My future sister-in-law used Shutterfly, I think, and it came out really nice. Also, a friend at work used the Walmart website to make an album of her vacay pics, and turned our surprisingly nice, too!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re going the Snapfish route for albums for our parents, and should be receiving them any day now. Of course we haven’t seen ours yet but I have seen friends’ albums and they’re very nice. It’s helpful to know how to use their album editor since some of my friend’s photos weren’t cropped properly, but it still made for a very nice album for the price. 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re making our own as well. I just couldn’t justify the cost of having our photographer make the album (it was astronomical). Plus, we wanted to include a lot of text in our album, like parts of our vows, and the toasts that were made, etc. I’ve used shutterfly in the past for albums, and I think the quality came out really nice. We also used them for our engagement photo album, and I was very happy with it.

I’m actually more concerned about the quality of the prints we order that we’ll display in our home.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ll probably use snapfish. I have used them before to make albums after vacations and I’m really happy with how they turn out. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’re using mpix. I’ll let you know how they turn out!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

FH and I are looking forward to it.  We’ll have the pictures printed out via snapfish or somethign like that and the mount them in an album ourselves. 

We also want to do the same thing for both sets of parents as a Christmas gift with a letter from us as a special way to thank them for paying for the wedding and generally avoiding going batsh*t crazy.

However, friends of ours got married and they had a proof book done up of most of their wedding photos, that way they had a book of the whole day but only ordered their favorites in full size or for the album.  I was hoping that we could snapfish something too, just so we had all the pictures in one place.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@flipflop84 – Are you using a spray adhesive to mount the photos in your album?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have used shutterfly to make many gifts in the past, and they always look good.  I’m going to try blurb for the wedding albums, mainly because of the flexibility in fitting different size images.  (At least I think blurb has this feature – I haven’t tried it yet!)  I have also used mpix but they do not print out well… they will not give you the photo book that you are looking for, I think.  However mpix makes beautiful, high quality prints.  I just didn’t like the way the album came out.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just be aware that Blurb, Shutterfly, mypublisher, and any other “cheaper” press print albums are easily damaged and non-archivable.  They aren’t meant to last until you have grandkids.  They look decent enough, but you will loose it down the road… Even the higher end press print albums offered as a cheaper alternative to archivable flush mounted albums by your photographer won’t last as long.  Flush mounted albums provide actual archivable photographic prints that are mounted on archivable materials.  

They’re more expensive yes.  The press prints can look nice yes.  It depends on how long you want it around for….

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I will be using shutterfly, they have all kinds of promotions and when i bought my dress at davids bridal i got a coupon for a free calender, 20 pg hardbound book, and also when you sign up you get free 50 4X6 sooo basically, i have to do it! lol. But if you get on their mailing list they have all kinds of free things. I might get one professionally made for me and my husband though…

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