The wedding photo album is one item that is often not thought about until after your big day. However, it is a good idea to think about what type of album you would like before you tie the knot.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You’ll want the photo album and any videos to remind you of your wedding and make you smile.
That’s why you need to think outside the box and choose an album that will make you smile before you even turn a page! Having a digital photo album is simply not going to be enough.
Fortunately, you’re in the right place. Take a look at the following wedding photo album ideas and be inspired, you can use them as they are or build on them to make the perfect album.
Top Tip: While you want a physical photo album you should also have digital copies of your wedding photos, preferably two copies saved in different locations. This will ensure you never lose that important photo of you in your wedding dress.
Best Wedding Photo Album Ideas
The Traditional Approach
The simplest and most traditional approach to your wedding album is to purchase the photos and the album from your photographer. They will include all the photos you have paid for and arrange them in time order.
You’ll need to write an inscription at the front of the album and store it carefully, it will be looked at many times over the years.
If you choose this option you may want to complement it with an album that has all the photos from your family and friends, there will be a lot of photos that capture the mood of the day.
The Digital Approach
An alternative approach is to go digital, this means you don’t have to pay the expense of having all the photos printed, or of purchasing a photo album. However, this can also mean that your photo album gets buried in with all your other digital files.
One way to get around this is to make a second copy of your wedding photos and put them on a memory stick. You can then plug this into a digital picture frame and turn it on, making sure the random option is selected.
It will flash through the different pictures, reminding you of just how good your wedding day was.
Although you’ll want to keep all your wedding photos in an album you can have a regular reminder by creating coasters or even postcards, these can be situated in locations around your home and complement the central photo of the happy couple on their wedding day!
If you want a slightly different approach then consider getting a photo album that has been made of wood and leather. It will smell great, feel great, and catch the attention of anyone visiting your home. This is a really good idea if you’re wedding day had a rustic feel!
Make It Yourself
Making your own wedding album may seem like a budget option but this can actually be a great way to place your own stamp on the album and every photo in it.
You’ll need plenty of stiff card, big enough to handle two, three, or even 4 photos on each page of your album. Then, add your pictures in any format you like, with descriptions, and laminate them in place.
You’ll then need a simple binder to join the pages and will have to create a front cover. This could be a photo of you and your partner on your wedding day, with the date. Or, it could be a picture of something associated with your wedding, the choice is yours.
Set Of Frames
When all the photos can be stored digitally it is often easier not to print anything, leaving you without an easily accessible reminder of your special day.
However, if you get a set of frames and arrange either an individual photo in each one or a collage of photos in each one, you’ll be able to hang them on the wall. This will give you a permanent reminder of your special day, that’s certain to make you smile every day.
It’s possible to get a linen scrapbook which will accommodate your photos and look fantastic while it’s displaying them. The linen finish can be complemented with a ribbon, or even a bow, whatever goes with the theme of your big day. You’ll be able to position the photos inside the album in whatever way you wish.
It is worth noting that there are different levels of rigidity for linen, the more rigid the better it will be at standing up. If it’s not rigid enough you’ll have to keep it as a lie-flat style album.
You don’t have to use a wedding album. Instead, you can have your favorite photos, or all of them, printed onto loose pages. You can even print them from a machine and then laminate them yourself.
You will then need to purchase a box, big enough to take all the pictures. Decorate the box in any way you want, ideally copying the theme from your wedding. Of course, you can purchase a box that is already decorated and ready to use.
Pop your photos in and leave the box on the side in your living area, you’ll be surprised at how many times you and guests pick it up. It’s a great way to have a regular reminder of your special day.
Metallic edged paper, combined with a metallic binder can really give your photo album a unique and stylish finish. You’ll need to purchase this type of album and add your photos, or, purchase a plain album, stick your photos in and add the edging.
You can even add customized comments to the pages, just make sure the photos are under a laminate to ensure they are protected when people flick through them.
A final option is to theme your wedding album, this is likely to follow the theme of your wedding.
For example, if you’re mad on Harry Potter, consider splitting the photos into ‘houses’ according to the family member in the photo. Then store the photos in tins for each of the houses, or even put all the photo’s in a sorting hat, you’ll find people are intrigued and can’t help taking a peek.
This works for practically any theme and is a great way to incorporate your wedding, the wedding photos, and your passion for a specific subject.
Don’t forget that the guest book can be coordinated with your wedding photo album, providing you think of this detail before your big day. This will ensure they look good together wherever you locate them in the marital home.
It may not always be easy to decide the right wedding photo album but this is your pictures of your special day, there is no reason why you can’t use more than one of these ideas or change between them.
The key thing is that your pictures are preserved and you can easily view them whenever you want.