When you’ve taken all the necessary steps to have the most beautiful day of your life, you will definitely have an array of amazing photos. Now, the only thing that remains is to create a tangible reminder that gives place to all the moments you don’t want to forget. So, how do you do that? What are the things you must keep in mind?
There’s no need to worry, as we got you covered with 4 tips on how to create the most beautiful wedding album.
1. Pick only the photos that matter to you the most
Because we are talking about your wedding photo book, it should come as no surprise that selecting your favorite shots are the most important thing to do. But when you have more than 1000 photos, this becomes a bit trickier. To make things easier, try to narrow them down to about 100-200 pictures. It shouldn’t matter who is on it, when and where was it taken, if you really love the photo, you should go with it. You can also make it a lot simpler for you if you put the shots into categories of the key events during the big day: the preparation, the ceremony, the kiss, the reception, and when you leave with the car that has that cute “Just Married” sign. Once you’re done, choose the best shots from each category. This way you can create a story of the big day and your wedding photo album will look like a fairy-tale in chronological order. Keep all this in mind when you are choosing your wedding theme to begin with!
2. The perfect story
As we’ve mentioned before, a wedding photo album can really capture the atmosphere of the whole event if the pictures it holds are placed chronologically. Doing this is really simple and the results will make the book even more amazing. You should start with the beginning of the day and from there try to present all the major events. You can dedicate 2 to 3 pages to every major episode of the wedding. Each page should have about 2-3 photos that perfectly covers that event, as they relate to each other. Because we are talking about a story, you should pay attention to how you organize the pics. Try to arrange them from left to right, top to bottom, so those who take a look at the wedding album will feel like reading a book.
3. Beautiful photos need an emotional cover
Yes, the shots are one of the most important things about a wedding photo album, but you can’t forget about its cover. With the right one, you, the guests, friends, and family will never hesitate to pick up the book again and again. You can go with a cloth color that you’ve always dreamed about or an image that is just way too perfect to leave it as a simple pic. One you pick the cloth cover, it’s always important that the first photo is your absolute favorite one. If you go with an image as a cover, it’s best if you choose one that not only features you as a couple but an open space as well, so the title of the wedding album can appear. Of course, horizontal pictures are what you’re looking for in this case. You can also include wedding poems in the album too.
4. Leave it to professionals
If you feel like there’s too much work with it, or you simply don’t have the time, or you’re not up to the task, it’s a much better choice to leave every little detail of the wedding album to professionals. A photo book designer will work with you and for you to create the most amazing album. The only thing you need to do is give some details on what exactly you need and you can be sure that the result will blow you away. Some companies will let you review the draft and also give feedback on the wedding book, so you will be present at every major step when it comes to creating it. This way you can be sure that you will get the album that you’ve always wanted to have.