There is no doubt that aside from your birthday, graduation and the birth of your children, your wedding is the most important moment in your life. And like all soon to-be-married couples you want to make sure that everything is perfect on the big day. Too bad this will probably cost a fortune: buying/borrowing clothes, inviting guests, arranging the perfect venue, the honeymoon etc. just raises and raises the costs of your wedding celebrations to unimaginable heights. So it’s obvious you have to save money wherever and however you can. One of the things you can do is choose a good but affordable photographer and creating your wedding photo book on your own.
The Right Photographer, aka the Cheap Professional
No matter how good the intentions of your friends, colleagues, family members are, there’s a good chance that none of them know how to capture the right moments; in other words, you have to hire a professional photographer in order to have beautiful looking wedding photos.
You don’t have to look around too much: just ask acquaintances who got married recently for recommendations and once the photographer is found, ask him/her for a portfolio. Order his/her services way in advance as photographers are extremely busy people – especially when it comes to weddings.
The Right Wedding Book: the One Made by Yourself
Once you entered into contract with the right photographer, or even before, you can start looking for the right wedding photo book printing company. Or, if you want to be extra creative, you can build a book for yourself with one of the many regular photo book builders or specialized ones like BrideBox.
A huge advantage of a self-built wedding photo book is the total creative control: you decide how many photos and what kind of cover, paper, template, layout, sticker, text etc. will be included in your book on how many pages and in how many copies. And unlike photo book printing companies, you can calculate the price of your books in advance, taking into consideration the base prices alongside extra costs. Furthermore, as ordering wedding books is usually a huge expense, you can enjoy various discounts thanks to coupons and bulk ordering.
Go for Quality
Even though we constantly tell our readers to trust their instincts and customize their photo books in any way they want, due to the special nature of the wedding you should create a photo book that is a pleasure to look at even years later.
Therefore an ideal wedding photo book must not have a soft cover – unless the book is a copy and it is intended for friends or acquaintances. The best choice is a cover made out of fabrics like linen or leather, but a hard cover with a customized photo thereon is also a good idea.
Forget portrait shaped books too and go for square or landscape as photos can be placed within these shapes better. As for paper, choose a glossy one because it emphasizes the true colors of the pictures. And if you want to get a true masterpiece; try the seamless, thicker layflat pages ideal for panoramic spreads like group photos.
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