(Closed) Would you pay for someone to "DIY" your wedding albums?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Would you pay for a design service to design your "DIY" wedding album?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    29 %
    No : (14 votes)
    67 %
    Other, please explain below : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I’m confused about how you’re describing it because DIY and professional grade, both terms you use to describe your idea, are not the same in my book.

    Post # 4
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    9489 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Hmmm I probably wouldn’t because I feel fairly competent in my own abilities to put together an album at those online sites.  Would the albums be as nice as the photographers, just at a cheaper price than photogs charge?  Or would it be using those online build your own album sites?

    Post # 5
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    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    People make a living do albums layouts and design. Its part of what many Graphic artists do.

    Post # 6
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    6 posts
    Newbee

    @coffeegal85:  It’s not a bad idea to offer this service, however promoting it as “DIY” makes it sound cheap. As somebody mentioned, there are companies who do this, have the appropriate tools and know how to offer this service.

    Post # 7
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    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree with @kes18: . I am pretty good at using shutterfly or mixbook to create an album, so I wouldn’t pay someone to do what I can do myself.

     

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Can you post pictures of what you’re talking about? I don’t exactly get it.

     

    Also, if you’re paying someone, it’s not a DIY.

    Post # 9
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    38 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Honestly, I’ll probably never get around to it and I’ve already had my fill of diy projects.  It would be nice to have someone who would give it the special touch without having to do it myself haha.  If the price was right.

    Post # 10
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    7229 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @coffeegal85:  Like others have said, that’s pretty much what graphic artists do and they make a living at it. 

    I answered yes, not because I’d pay for this specifically, but because I’d pay someone to “DIY” something that I either couldn’t do as well or don’t have time for. Case in point: I’m an avid knitter. I wanted a large knit blanket for a friend’s baby but didn’t have time to make it/would have found it boring. I paid a friend to make one because she LOVES making baby blankets and can churn them out quick. So if I didn’t think I could do a good job with the albums or it would take too much time, I might pay someone to do it for me. 

    Post # 12
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    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i don’t have a degree in design, however, after three years of design classes in an art school, and 10 years of teaching myself- i consider myself a graphic designer. i don’t think a degree makes anyone more professional, i think talent means something too. i think you can be a self-taught professional designer, that’s all.

    long story short– i wouldn’t call it DIY. you’re providing design services. you may not be a “professional” designer, but you’re still a designer. call yourself an album designer or something. if it’s something you enjoy, and something you’re good at, then go for it.

     

    Post # 13
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    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Me personally?  No.  Other less crafty brides?  Absolutely!

    Post # 14
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    8279 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Are you just talking about putting together the layout?

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