If you are thinking of going the DIY route for showcasing your wedding photos, please tell me you’ve heard of Shutterfly?
My husband and I got married before the Instagram era. While we had a tight budget for the wedding and DIYed quite a bit, we did splurge on the whole professional wedding album shebang. What we got: a huge tome flush mounted with our best photos, plus two duplicates for the parents, and one more copy just in case, because they were probably the only proper photos I’d have of my gowns — I was gifted two wedding dresses!!!
Then, even if we wanted to customize our very own wedding photo books, they were expensive and something largely unheard of outside of the professional printer’s realm. But oh, how things have changed! Not only are there are a variety of wedding photo book options for brides to do-it-herself today, services like Shutterfly makes it affordable and super easy even for novices to create photo keepsakes of excellent quality.
Stylish and Affordable Wedding Photo Books
Shutterfly offers a variety of easy-to-make, high-quality wedding photo books in a range of designs that will suit different wedding styles. If you haven’t seen their pretty wedding photo book themes yet, do have a look! The designs range from fun and whimsical templates that are perfect for outdoors or destination weddings, to elegant and contemporary styles more suited for formal affairs.
If it’s a stylish coffee table book you’re looking for, you’ll find a lot to love in Shutterfly’s Premium Wedding Photo Book options. First of all, there’s the sturdy double-thick, layflat pages that are resistant against tearing and bending. The true spread format means that wide or panoramic photos can be displayed seamlessly across both pages, and over the binding of the book with no visible split at the gutter. Couples who want a luxurious look à la heirloom wedding albums can opt for the larger 12×12 size and premium covers such as crushed silk or genuine leather with stitched edges.
For the digital scrap-booking enthusiast or novice designer, there are literally hundreds of beautiful layouts to choose from, with the Custom Path making it an absolute breeze for you to personalize each page to your liking. Speaking of stunning pages, check out some of the gorgeous designs available…
Oh, and by the way, the layflat pages of these photo books make for a very good looking guest book or engagement journal, don’t you think?
Shutterfly photo books are a great low-cost yet high-quality alternative to the expensive wedding albums provided by wedding photographers but there is a key difference we would like to highlight. Unlike traditional photo albums, these photo books allow you to tell your love story like, well… a book! It’s easy to customize quotes and captions, adding sentiments that will elevate your photos to something more than just pictures! For added features, look out for the Storytelling option that lets you add backgrounds, fun stickers and other design elements to the pages.
Easy Just Got Easier
Shutterfly’s Custom Path allows for great control over size and position of pictures and text but admittedly not every bride will have the time or takes pleasure in doing this. Enter the new Make My Book service, where Shutterfly designers will curate your wedding photos and make a beautiful wedding book for you. If you are the type who gets overwhelmed by the simple thought of sifting through endless photos, then this service is perfect for you! Let the pros do the work and pay a small fee only if you choose to order the book. Wedding styles currently available with Shutterfly’s Make My Book service include classic, modern and rustic.
Feeling inspired to create your very own wedding photo book? Round up those photos and visit Shutterfly to get started today! You might also want to check out some of the inspiration boards we did for Shutterfly (e.g. here and here) to see how these books can tie into your wedding theme.
This post was written by Wedding Inspirasi, and sponsored by Shutterfly in partnership with BrideClick.