The wedding bells have chimed, thank you cards are in the mail, and you’re basking in the newlywed glow. Now that the big day is behind you, it’s time to show off your bridal bliss with a wedding Photo Book. As a recent bride, I understand that narrowing down your favorite photos can feel like a tricky task. After going through the process myself, I’m here to share some helpful tips.
Start early: Don’t wait to create. The sooner you design your book, the easier it will be to remember the details – like why Nana was laughing so hard in that snapshot of the two of you. Begin the project as soon as your pictures come back from the photographers. Don’t forget to ask your photographers to provide a signed release for the digital images. With their official permission, you’ll be able to create to your heart’s content. And in the meantime, scan in your save the date, invitation and other special mementos that will help set the scene.
Make notes: Jot down your best wedding memories. Think about the moments that made you swoon, and include photos that remind you of those warm and fuzzy feelings. Don’t forget the detail shots! Images of bouquets, table cards and décor items are important pieces of the puzzle.
Sort your snaps: There’s no right or wrong way to organize your pictures, but chronological order is an easy and popular method that’s simple to follow. When creating your book, use just one or two photos per page. Cutting the clutter ensures each image can take center stage.
One for you, one for them: Create your book just the way you like it. Then, make a version for your parents tailored to their preferences. Maybe Mom wants that shot of you and your second cousin twice removed, but you’d rather include an extra picture of the bridal party hitting the dance floor. With two designs, everyone is happy!
The Same Day Pickup Photo Book I created makes it easy to tell my story, my way. My favorite part: the cover viewing window that displays a sweet shot of me and my husband strolling hand in hand. Tell me about your most beloved wedding photos!
Share Life’s Happy,