How do I make a wedding album
Wedding album for the best memories - comparison of providers, information & tips
The wedding album is certainly THE memento of your lavish wedding party. So that you can still enjoy it in years to come, we would like to give you some tips and ideas for designing your wedding photo album.
With some wedding photographers, the wedding album is automatically offered as well. Such high-quality wedding albums are of course made very professionally - just ask. If your photographer doesn't offer this, then you've come to the right place!
We have divided this article about the wedding album into the following areas:
1. General tips: Create a photo album for the wedding
2. Designing a wedding album - comparison of providers
3. Buy tips for the wedding album (to stick in)
1. General tips: Create a photo album for the wedding
In addition to the many tips, we want to give you two special tips in advance if your wedding is not over. Then you will find the general ideas and photo book examples.
Get ideas for funny wedding pictures
In addition to your classic bridal couple photo shoot, a few funny photos with groomsmen and guests should not be missing in the wedding album! You can find a lot of inspiration and examples in our detailed article.
Collect cell phone pictures of the guests - that's how it really works
Collecting and sharing the wedding pictures is actually very easy if you have the appropriate tools. We can recommend a wedding photo app that can be easily used by your guests and thus all pictures are automatically collected in one place. So you don't have to run after the pictures after the wedding ...
Sort out the pictures for the wedding album well beforehand
Even if you have hundreds of beautiful pictures of you as a bride and groom and your wedding party - less is more! The photo album should not be a boring string of all pictures with the same motif, but rather represent a reminder of the most beautiful moments of your wedding.
Limit yourself to the best pictures as much as possible, because then the photo album will be a great memento that you will always enjoy looking at.
Leave space for small memorabilia in the wedding photo album.
It is a great idea to leave a few pages free at the end of the wedding album to stick in small memorabilia, such as:
- Wedding invitation
- Church notebook
- Antenna loop
- Table and menu card
- dried flower of the table decoration
- Fabric swatch of the wedding dress
- special congratulations, etc.
Alternatively, you can keep the photo album in a special box and put the memorabilia in there.
The bigger the photo album for the wedding, the better
Wedding pictures only come into their own in full size. However, you should make sure that the photos were taken in a very high resolution so that the quality is still right in the end.
Most photo book providers have a traffic light system that shows whether the quality of the images is sufficient for the size of the photo album. For the cell phone pictures of your guests, you should probably do without large images (e.g. on the double page) and then simply create a collage.
Design a wedding book - flaylat binding and different image sizes
Browsing through your wedding album should be interesting and fun because you will look at it often and you will definitely show it to other people. With different image sizes (e.g. with individual large photo motifs on one page) and also cropped or square images you bring excitement to your wedding album.
If you want to create a very professional-looking wedding album, make sure that there is no bulge in the middle of the pages and no misalignment in the binding (as with most photo books). Better to use a photo book in which the pages lie flat (layflat flat binding) and thus pictures can look wonderful over the entire page!
Design wedding book pages by theme
Make sure that the pictures fit together thematically on the double pages and that the timing is right. If you want to record everything in a wedding photo book, then you can, for example, start with the preparations for the wedding or the JGA pictures and the album with the Trash-the-dress Exit photos.
Wedding album as a gift idea
You can then easily reproduce the wedding album created online for other people (parents, in-laws, groomsmen, etc.) if necessary. The wedding photo book is also ideal as a thank you for the help with the celebration or as a Christmas present.
It is great when you always look at the wedding photo album together with your family on the future wedding days and indulge in memories ...
Thank you booklet in the form of a wedding journal
If you want to give your wedding photo book to many guests, a thank you booklet is recommended. Bound like a magazine, it gives a stylish and comprehensive review of your party.
In addition to the most beautiful photos, you can also capture the most beautiful experiences and moments. A great memory for everyone!
*** Photo book promotion ***: Receive a free wedding album
We currently have a special offer where you will receive a free real photo book with a total value of approx. 30 €. All you have to do is rate at least 3 of your wedding service providers in the yellow pages.
2. Design a wedding album - comparison of providers
A photo book as a wedding album looks particularly beautiful and you can easily create it online. In some cases, software is also available for download so that you can design the wedding photo book even without an internet connection.
You don't necessarily have to have a creative streak: Some photo book providers even provide backgrounds for the wedding photo album and you can easily create a wedding photo book with great designs with an automatic creation mode. In most cases, almost no design knowledge is necessary.
Most of the time, the photo book software is so intuitive that you can understand the applications and get started in just a few minutes. Often there is also a photo book assistant with the help of which you can automatically design the photo album and thus save a lot of time.
Our favorites for your wedding photo book
It doesn't matter whether it's a hardcover photo book or a softcover photo book - we can recommend the following providers for your wedding album design:
Together with our partner Cariñokarten, we offer the design and printing of photo books for weddings. The designs are wonderfully modern and come in many different styles.
Easy to understand photo book software, large selection of photo books and top quality. Another great idea is the quick photo book as a thank you for the wedding guests.
The test winner from FotoHits with the grade “very good” in the panorama photo books and one of our reliable partners. A quick photo book is available from € 4.95.
This provider has a lot of choice in terms of designs, sizes and formats. You can order great photo books (also with exclusive covers or similar). The online editor is easy to understand and ordering is very easy.
3. Buy tips for the wedding album (to stick in)
If you like to do handicrafts and want to get really creative, then you can of course make the wedding album yourself. Then you just have all the important wedding photos professionally printed and then stick them into a wedding album. A high-quality cover is of course also a visual highlight.
It is best if you already know how many photos you want to stick in, so that you can then buy the wedding album in the appropriate size.
Wedding album to stick in - the most beautiful copies
Photo album for the wedding in a vintage look
A beautiful wedding album in vintage style, with 72 white inside pages and a format of 21 x 21 cm.
The photo album is personalized with your name and your wedding date on the cover. It's actually a guest book, but it can also be used as an album.
Personalized wedding album with linen envelope
This handmade wedding photo album with individually embroidered leash is a great souvenir album and also made in Germany.
Format 29 x 31cm, 50 sheets / 100 pages.
Wedding album to stick in wood
This special photo album with a heart motif is made of wood and bound leather and has a classic-modern design. Available in different sizes.
The wedding album to stick in has dark brown or black inside and up to 50 sheets.
Photo album ring binder made of leather
Customizable ring binder photo album with up to 40 sheets. Many other designs are available from the provider.
Please note the long delivery time from China.
You can find another large selection of great wedding albums on Etsy and Amazon.
Tips and additional material for gluing in
Really creative photo album handicrafts (so-called scrapbooking) with beautiful background cardboard and Stickers with wedding themes. With the wedding album in particular, it makes sense to invest a little more money and time to create a really nice souvenir album. Also special Sample scissors for great photo borders are often used in scrapbooking for weddings.
- Mini pennant chain (from 4 €)
- Deco key(from 10 cents per piece)
- Cake topping (Set from 3 €)
- Corner cutter (from 6 €)
- Self-adhesive lace tapes (from 3 €)
- Self-adhesive rhinestones(from 7 €)
- Wedding stickers(Set from 3 €)
- Heart sticker (Set from 1.50 €)
- Craft flowers made of wood (from 3 cents per flower)
- Mini paper flowers (from 3 cents per flower)
- BEAUTIFUL WEDDING DECOR that brings art and life into everything it is glued to. These wedding sticker stickers are a pretty accessory for your MacBook, guitar or ...
- STICKY AND HOLDS WELL on smooth and dry surfaces such as planners, calendars and bullet journals. These cool laptop stickers are waterproof and will also stick to windows, car bumpers, ...
- EASILY REMOVABLE AND DURABLE. This scrapbook sticker set will look adorable on your lovingly crafted love-themed crafts. Bring color to your handwritten ...
- 3 D sticker wedding Vintage I, sheet 18.5 x 12.5cm
Our tip for the front page or as a highlight on an inside page: A professionally designed collage of your most beautiful wedding photos from our card shop. All you have to do is insert your favorite pictures and your desired text - and you have a great compilation of your favorite wedding impressions.
In our card shop there are some nice templates. Click your way through and maybe order a few more collages for your closest friends and relatives - they'll be amazed ...!
Additional tip: Enclose the most beautiful guest photos on the thank you card
If you have great portraits of your guests, then they are guaranteed to be happy about the photos! Simply enclose it with the thank you card and provide a little surprise.
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