At least i finished and got our wedding book printed before the anniversary of our Cerritos reception. 34 pages of memories from the Hawaii wedding, Maui Honeymoon, and Cerritos reception. It was a good first run with Blurb, and if i had to do it over i would have made it bigger in size and in page count. The 10×8 format is feeling a little small, but at least the full bleed images have a new clear resolution to them, and the silk paper that i splurged on is quite nice. As a wedding book to come in under $50 a print it is definitely a good alternative if you have the time, and a little creativity rather than spending the money for the photographer to make your book. I’m still thinking of redoing the book all together now that i know i can probably add in an additional 40 or so pictures that i left out the first round.
Here are some of my tips if you decide to make your own book.
- Have a theme to work with, whether it be chronological, random, or off focus.
- Take a lot of location, object and environmental shots to add to the festiveness of the event.
- Filter out the photos that you know just isn’t quite relevant to the book that you’re making.
- Don’t filter out similar shots, because shots at a different angle, or color can add a bit of depth when laid out next to each other.
- Captions, quotes, or event itinerary can add to the flow of the content
- Always look out for coupon codes!