It’s the most important day of your life and as such, you want something to remember for the rest of your life. The emergence of the smartphone might mean that you don’t print out quite as many photos as you once did, but when it comes to your wedding day it’s fair to say that this all changes. Everything is put down on paper for all to see.
The issue we’re going to talk about today is how it’s put down on paper. Photobooks now come in all shapes and sizes and in the case of your wedding, this is even truer. Bearing this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the common options that are available to you when you walk down the aisle.
For those of you who are keen on a traditional wedding, let’s introduce the matted album. The best way to describe this is as an album made from tough cardboard – with loose photos being glued into it. The traditional appearance comes from the fact that the photo is sat slightly beneath the cardboard.
There’s plenty of versatility in these types of albums as well. You can opt for portrait, landscape, single or multiple images per page. It’s a good starting point, but only if you are looking for the traditional theme.
Flush mount albums
For those of you who are thinking something more contemporary, it’s time for the flush mount album to step into the picture. This is seen as a more modern alternative as it’s borderless and while it still makes use of a stiff cardboard, it’s not quite as thick and this means that the photos unsurprisingly sit flush on the material.
The only caveat to bear in mind with this option is that the photos will touch when the book closes. This means that you need to make sure they aren’t going to stick together, with one of the best approaches being to utilize a protective material.
Last on the list is something a little different to what we have spoken about already. In short, if you are in the market for something that’s just for you and your significant other, a gift album isn’t going to be suitable. Again, the name gives everything away here, and it’s designed to give to others – rather than being the main copy, so to speak.
It’s a scaled down version and while they usually include all the same photos, these photos tend to be a lot smaller. In terms of specifics, this can vary all of the time but a common size is 20cm square.
There really are no rules when it comes to these gift albums either. Some people will include every photo, while others will just pick the best ones. It really depends on your audience and it goes without saying that if you are buying these albums as thank you gifts, you will most probably choose photos that feature the end recipient.
So, remember to take lots of pictures on your wedding day, and pick the right photobook for you to show off your big day!