Don’t try this at home brides!
It really puzzles me when I think about how little importance is placed on a wedding album these days. More and more married couples are requesting or opting for just a disc, with all of their wedding photos, instead of a wedding album. For the most part, when asked why they chose the disc over the wedding album, the response is almost always – the price. The package that includes the wedding album costs a bit more. That is the part that I don’t understand. Here’s why…
You are very particular in planning your wedding. Not just some of the details. All of them! Your wedding gown is no ordinary dress! It has to look beautiful on you, fit great and make you feel amazing. You may have to search far and wide, or you may find it right away. Either way…you know when you find the right one! You choose your wedding party specifically because on this day you want to be surrounded by the people (friends or relatives) you love and who love you back. You choose a hair and makeup artist, because this day is important and you have to look better than your best. You choose a Limousine company that has the right size vehicle, that would compliment and enhance that “wow” moment you seek, as you step out of the vehicle moments before it starts. You choose your ceremony church or location, perhaps your personal vows to each other and other important and meaningful details, so that everyone invited can share in that special moment with you both. You choose a Florist that can handle this most important project and who has the skill, creativity and selection of flowers you love. You choose a reception hall that is just the right fit, both to accommodate your guest list and for the look it presents, which suits your specific taste. You choose a DJ with a personality and music selection that you feel confident would really entertain your guests and “rock the house”. You choose a photographer whose work you absolutely love and you can’t wait to see the beautiful images they capture of you. You choose a caterer or a wedding cake vendor that can bring to life the creation you dreamed about, with a flavor you will still dream about, long after it’s gone. Every single detail…table cards…seating chart…favors…centerpieces…and more are chosen to bring together one of the best days of your life. You invested all this time, money and hard work, planning this day so that it is as perfect as can be.
And now, you want to take all of those gorgeous, romantic, artistic, fashionable, memorable images that recorded your wedding celebration…and put them on a computer, a disc, a tablet, a phone, a website or some other piece of technology, instead of having a wedding album, simply to save a few dollars? Why?
Even the couples with the very best intentions, to make their own album (because they are “artsy-crafty” people – you know) end up never doing anything with their photos. That job simply goes at the very bottom of a To Do List that gets added to each and every day. You keep saying your going to do it someday, but that day never comes. And now fast-forward….it’s been 10 years and you still never got around to making that album. It’s really sad when you think about it!
Don’t get me wrong, I am not against you having a disc with your photos to post on your social media pages and all of your mobile devices. But, nothing compares to actually seeing and feeling your images and your wedding album in print. They really do look so much better, feel much better in real life! Nothing beats the feel and smell of that brand new, Premium Genuine Leather album cover. Run your fingers across the pages and feel the texture of them! Sit and relax on your couch and see the true vivid colors as they were meant to be enjoyed, not just by the limited colors that your monitor can display (Red, Green, Blue). Relive every single moment of that amazing day as you hold your wedding album in your arms. Then pass it on to your generations and let them enjoy it more and more with each passing year. Your wedding album becomes more and more valuable with the passing of time….and people. It truly is a priceless work of art.
You trusted a professional photographer with capturing all of the wedding day details you worked so hard to plan. You invested in their skills and experience to create many beautiful images which capture every special moment throughout. Don’t just stop there. Invest in your wedding album and trust your photographer, who created the images, to create a beautiful, customized, heirloom album with The Story of your Wedding, that you and your children and your grandchildren will be able to view, hold and cherish forever. Your wedding album will outlast any piece of technology out there and no matter what, it will always be a good read. Invest in your family memories. Because like everyone knows, “the book is always better.”