Do I Really Need a Wedding Album
I know several wedding magazines and site will suggest saving money by forgoing a keepsake wedding album and instead opt for disc of images. Great ! right …. But is that the best that is the question .
All of our wedding packages come with a CD of all the images for archival purposes along with a print release . So why do I need a an album when I am giving then a CD . That is a fair question and here is why :
1. You are starting a new family and the album is your very first heirloom. Your album will last hundreds of years if properly cared for. Try to imagine showing your grandkids the your images on your CD. Then try to imagine sitting down with your grandkid with a beautiful wedding album , a vivid picture book telling the story of you day . The Wedding album is just the beginning of your story of your family !!
2. Technology moves so quickly . Who can say if 20 years from now a CD or DVD will even be readable in your computer . It’s very important that always create backups of these files on whatever the latest storage medium is . An album on the other hand – never changes and never goes out of style – an album is a timeless storage medium that will outlast any of the latest technology-if you think about it CD have only been around for 20 years or so and DVD even less. Who knows what is next !
3. If your Photographer shot your wedding with film . How would you feel if all you end was negatives? You probably would not be happy with that . This is essentially what you are getting when you get a CD . This is a good piece of mind and to know that you always have the images if needed to reprint . But not a good way to view your images or display them .
Some couples have great intentions on designing an album on their own or ordering from an online company or box store. These Companies certainly do not specialize in wedding albums and by no means uses professional printing .
Whatever you decide , please remember that your wedding is a once and a lifetime event – You will never do this again !!!! You took a lot of time and money to plan the perfect venue, the perfect dress, flowers , and even the perfect photographer ! Why not display your pictures in perfect way . In the end the pictures are the only thing left from all that planning and the only thing that you can actually look back on in years to come . So really sit down and think about it before you make your decision .
There are many options for many budgets. If you have any questions please contact us