Suggestions for DIY wedding album?

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have made numerous photo books on shutterfly. I feel like they have a reputation that isn’t great as far as their photo books, but you can really make them super nice and they ALWAYS have great coupons. There are many upgrades you can add to give them a very nice feel, many layout styles…etc. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I haven’t done much research yet, but my oldest friend is very good friends with a professional photographer and she pointed me to bay photo. Online, they look just like the (very beautiful)albums our photographer uses!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I just made mine on mpix.com. They have linen covers and do layflat books. You can pay extra for glossy pages if you don’t want matte. They just had a 60% off sale so I got a great deal but even without, they are still cheaper than artifact uprising and other high-end album places. Their book designer is also really easy to use so it’s definitely got a DIY feel. I think I ended up paying around $100 for a layflat linen book with 50 pages (standard seems to be 20) and the gloss finish. They also ship super quickly and I was VERY happy with the quality.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Shutterfly is always good, my fsil did hers through costco as a hardcover book and it turned out beautiful. If you go the shutterfly route you should ask around and see if any family or friends have played the vons monopoly game thats been going on, some of the pieces have had free shutterfly photobook codes (so only cost of S+H)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Artifact Uprising

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

MrsSapphire :  if you go shutterfly, check Groupon. I ordered 20 hardcover 40 page 8×8 books of our engagement photos for a $49 Groupon and then $49 for shipping and handling. Took about two weeks to get them in. Putting them on our tables for the wedding. Great for gifts and etc but I second Artifact Uprising as an excellent resource for a book for you. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2018

If you go to http://www.agapealbums.com you will find professional flush mount albums with photo books prices. Your photographer might ask $500-$700 with this quality albums. You can buy $50 from Agape Albums. Agape Albums is based in UK.

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