(Closed) How many family pictures in wedding album?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

At the very least, try to compress each family to only half a spread and choose combinations of photos with the greatest variety.

Post # 4
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

how about a 50/50 spread? Half the spread your family, half the spread his family.


Post # 6
3267 posts
Sugar bee

I agree that it is too many.  I like the 50/50 idea.  So one spread shared, half each.

Post # 7
412 posts
Helper bee

WHY does he want so many pictures? If it’s that he can’t decide, can you just print the extras off separately and frame them for his office? Or do a photo frame collage for a rec room/basement wall? That would run you more like $20-50 depending on photo size and how expensive of a frame you choose. Also, are there any that you want framed anyway that therefore don’t need to be in the album? (ie if they’re going to be in the same room as the album anyway..)

I would do two or maybe three of each families – one of the whole family, one of just either parents or immediate family, and then one bonus one, if necessary.

Honestly, most family members are more likely to see your parents’ albums anyway unless you guys are going to start hosting family events, so whatever pictures in there are for YOU, and the odds of you offending someone are slim to none. I don’t think any of my relatives have ever been to my apartment; we always just congregate at my parents’ place. And if you should host something someday, you can always ask your parents to bring their album along so more people can browse at the same time. 

Post # 9
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am on your side.. the fewer “staged” the better.  I am not a fan of our family photos either b/c they are just us standing in a row.. I hate that.  I did my own album and used a bunch of them and honestly they are the pages that get passed over very quickly when people look at my album!! LOL  Except of course my gram and other relatives (bc they are in them obvi)…soooo I side with you!

Post # 10
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’d share the spread between both sides. 

Post # 11
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve got one spread, 6 pictures, 3 of only his family + 1 of both our parents. Hated the posed ones, couldn’t imagine anymore space for them! Maybe you could talk to him about having that space for more candid photos of your family, which are really more special?

Here’s how I did mine by the way (pages 36/37), I’m looking for advice as well! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/wedding-album-layouts-advice-please#axzz2OZpR8Suf

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