Keyword: Wedding Album Title: 5 Things to Consider when Designing a Wedding Album Months and months of planning goes into a wedding, and quite frankly, planning the wedding isn’t the real work of the relationship. Nevertheless, it’s an important day, and most couples want to have really good record of what happened. So they hire a photographer and spend big bucks to get them all prettied up. But what’s the point of having a bunch of photographs without having wedding albums to show them off? And where to start when creating the masterpiece that will show off the album?

1. Organization

How is the album going to unfold? Is it going to go chronologically, like the day itself? Will it be arranged by one person’s shots, then the other, and then together with the wedding party? Will rehearsal dinner be included? It’s important to get these details hammered out before the couple gets started so that the album will look complete.

2. Creativity

Is the couple more funky or eclectic, or are they more traditional? Was the wedding very formal or was it a casual affair? The wedding album should match up with the couples’ personalities and the general tone of the wedding. It’s kind of pointless to have super formal wedding pictures in a three ring binger.

3. Digital or physical

This is a big question in today’s culture. Digital wedding albums can be shared easily and have a lot more “features”. But then again, a physical album can be held and touched and just has a different sort of sentimentality than a digital copy. Some couples choose both. What’s really important is to make sure to find what works for the couple.

4. Mementos

Albums aren’t just for photos. Keep trinkets from the wedding and reception and the honeymoon and add them all in like a scrapbook. Albums are meant to keep memories alive, and it’s always cute to have little things to be able to pull out and show people. Don’t limit the possibilities by thinking on photos go in the album.

5. Time

A lot of couples might be swamped after they get back from their honeymoon, and on top of getting back to work and writing thank you notes, they just might not have any time to construct the album. That’s okay, too – many photographers will assemble the album for a fee. Or, have a friend who is inclined to crafting and scrapbooking put it together – that will just add another layer of depth to the album.