Everyone wants to remember their wedding even after the reception is over. Weddings are one of the most amazing experiences that two people have together, so it is perfectly understandable that the couple want to take a walk down memory lane even years after it. That is why, creating the perfect wedding album is a very important step that couples take together once the big day is over and they can take a breath.
When designing the wedding album, there are certain aspects that should be taken into consideration, such as the style, the text, and of course, the number of pages it should contain. Let’s see what each one of these means:
- Wedding album styles
Whether you’re looking for a wedding photo album expert’s portfolio for picking the perfect style, or you have something unique in your mind, try to choose a style that represents both of you. This can be a predominating color that both of you like, a symbol that will be found on each page of the wedding album, or even a combination of something classical and modern. There are various options, especially if you’re working with an experienced designer who can show you his previous work and the styles that other couples chose. The more options you have, the easier the choice will be.
Tip: It’s a great method to build an image in your head first, and then try to find something in the portfolio that best resembles with what you had in mind. Of course, you can further personalize the templates so that your album will certainly represent you and your partner’s journey together.
- Text or no text
Many wedding albums are very simple. They only contain the most important images from the big day, and nothing else. Others prefer some text that accompanies the pictures, in order to be even more memorable when looking back on them years later. There is no right or wrong answer here. The choice is yours. However, if you and your loved one have some favorite quotes, poems, or even some song lyrics that you’d like to see in your wedding album, you should definitely include them.
Tip: if you’re undecided and you don’t want the album to be without any text, nor full of quotes on every page, you can just include something unique on your favorites pictures from your wedding day. This way, the album will be perfectly balanced image- and text-wise.
- How many pictures to choose?
This is not an easy question. You would probably like to see each and every captured moment from your wedding in the album. This, however, would mean hundreds of pictures in a single album. If your wedding was a big one, it’s perfectly understandable that you want to include every guest in the album, every funny moment, and the romantic ones as well. However, if you need help or some guidelines to choose a reasonable number of photos, here are a few tips about what to include in the wedding album:
- It’s a great idea to start the album with a few pictures of the bride’s dress and the groom’s tuxedo/suit, or any other items that mark the wedding day
- Don’t forget about some photos of the wedding rings
- First-look photos are very popular as well
- Choose a few photos of your family who was there for you on your special day
- It’s a classic touch to put some photos that present the walk down the aisle
- A picture of the first kiss as a married couple is a great memory to look back on
- The reception venue and the wedding party are another crucial part of the wedding album
- Then come a few shots of the wedding cake
- The last few pages of the album could contain the first dance and some unique moments that made the special day memorable
As you can see, you have a lot of options when it comes to designing your perfect wedding album. If you need help, you can always hire someone who can give you some useful pieces of advice or can show you their portfolio in order to make your choice easier.
Image Credits: Nathan Dumlao