(Closed) Photos for parents and grandparents. What did you do?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are getting all of our pics edited on DVD so I am making up photo books (like Blurb) for the parents & grandparents. It is nice because I can print five copies at once of the same thing. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

DH’s parents: 8×10 of the family shot (us, his parents, BIL, SIL & niece) matted in a nice frame. My Mother-In-Law also took a bunch of the misc. pics that I printed. Not sure what’s she’s going to do with them. 

My mom: She got a few different ones. The pictures that I framed were of Darling Husband and I and me and my cousins (both 5×7’s in matted framed). She has a few others of Darling Husband and I that she needs to frame.

My ex step-dad (parents just split right before Christmas): Framed 5×7 of him and I walking down the aisle.

My grandmother: 2- framed 5×7’s of Darling Husband and I and me and my cousins.

DH’s grandmother: Double frame (2-4×6) of us and Mother-In-Law & Father-In-Law and us and BIL & SIL. 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@roxy821: Both sets of parents received an 8×8 adoramapix album, plus 2 photos of us as a couple, a framed family shot and 5x7s of the family shots that they were in. I gave my parents an individual shot of me, and hubby’s parents an individual shot of him. My grandparent’s received a shutterfly album, plus an 8×10 of us, a few 5x7s of the family photos they were in and then 4x6s of shots of other people they knew or met at the wedding.

For the record, his mom thought I went overboard, my mom asked for more photos….

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

We used MyPubliher and made photo books for both sets of parents, his grandparents and God father and two of my aunts. We gave them as Christmas presents and My Publisher tends to run offers where you can get a discount on multile copies of the same book so we did one style for his family and one for mine with a few picures tweeked accordingly. I also did small books for my BMs with mostly photos of the bridal party. 

As far as printed photos, I did a Shutterfly collage for each of my (single) brothers and cousin. Parents and aunts got the CD and ordered what they wanted with me and I did 1 big order on Mpix or Adorama, I may have done two orders, one of 4×6 and 5×7 and another or larger prints for the walls. This was a great solution because the quality was better than CVS (where they would have went on their own) but the prices were still cheap enough that they each ordered a lot of photos and didn’t feel like they had to make decisions or were missing out. I know they mostly got 5×7 with afew 8x10s It made my life easy by letting them decide which ones they wanted. My mom ordered a photo canvas of the family with a Groupon as well and it came out really nice.

We were all really happy with the quality of prints from both mpix and adormamprints and I would highly recommend using them over shutterfly or snapfish or anyone else. They are visably more professional quality and the price is not significantly different. 

 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@StarryNight2011: I also felt his parents were overwhelmed with just a book and my mom and aunts wanted about 50 4x6s each to make their own additional books. lol 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I gave each of our parents a copy of the DVD with all the photos, and then I just asked them what they wanted. My parents wanted an 8×10 of me and my husband, and an 8×10 of my whole family. DH’s parents wanted two different 5x7s of the two of us, plus an 8×10 of his whole family.

For the grandparents, I gave them each three 5x7s – one of just the two of us, one of the two of us with the two grandparents, and one of the whole extended family. One set of grandparents later asked me for a copy of the DVD, so I gave them that too

ETA: due to a small printing error by MyPublisher on our wedding album (not hugely noticeable, but I wanted my wedding album to be PERFECT), we ended up with three copies of our wedding album (two with the small error). We gave the two free error copies to our parents, and they loved them!

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