So much goes into having a wedding. And everything requires money: wedding dress, venues, photographer, wedding band, invitations, flowers, wedding favors, rehearsal dinner…the list goes on. We understand the last thing you want to do is to add more expenses to the list. But after your wedding is over, all that’s left are the photographs and the wedding dress. Like most couples, you probably went through great lengths to have a professional photographer at your wedding to catch beautiful images. This is exactly why you should purchase a wedding album. It’s important to choose the right way to display and protect your wedding photos. The best way to store your cherished photos is by putting them into a wedding album. With a wedding album, you’ll be able to take a trip down memory lane anytime you want and relive that day from one special moment to another. There are many ways to cut back on your wedding day to save money, but not investing into a wedding album isn’t one of them. Here are the top 5 reasons for purchasing a wedding album.
Preserving Your Memories
Although it’s hard to image that you would forget any moment from your wedding day, the fact is that memories do fade over time. Especially when it’s been 10, 20 or 30+ years. With the help of a wedding album, you’ll be reminded of all those special moments that made your wedding day unique. Like the rush of emotions you felt as you walked down the aisle. Or that precious speech that was given by the best man. Or that moment when you felt nervous but seeing your best friends there made all the difference. You’ll be able to look through your wedding album at anytime instead of having to search for your digital files. And truth be told, digital copies can be lost. As much as we trust in electronic media to store our important files, remember that CDs and backup files can be lost, corrupted or deleted.
Wedding Albums are Like a Storybook
When browsing through the pages of your wedding album, your friends, parents and children can enjoy the story of your wedding day. This is great to have for those that weren’t able to be there with you behind the scenes as you prepare for the day or those that couldn’t physically make it to the wedding. Framed photos may only provide a glimpse into one specific moment. Plus, digital photos can sometimes be out of order in the way they were titled and saved. However, a wedding album can be arranged to provide a complete view of your special day from beginning to end, giving you a storybook feeling from one special moment to the next.
Technology Changes Over Time
Unfortunately, technology does change over time and it changes frequently. Those that captured and saved their wedding day on VHS, floppy disk or 35mm film have a hard time accessing their photos today. Those holding their photos with DVDs and CDs today will likely find them to be obsolete pretty soon. I’m sure you do plan to transfer your images from one form of electronic media to the next as one becomes out-of-date, but honestly, many never get around to it. It is important to have a digital backup of your photos, but traditional wedding albums are a sure way to protect your photos and ensure they will be around for a long time. Plus traditional wedding albums will never become obsolete no matter how much technology changes.
A Keepsake to Pass Down to Your Children and Future Generations
Wedding albums also make a wonderful heirloom to pass down from one generation to another, preserving your family’s history and images of your relatives. You’re probably not thinking that far ahead, but by purchasing a wedding album, you are contributing to your family history.
Albums can be Personalized and Show Your Style
Viewing pictures on a computer screen just isn’t the same as flipping through the pages of an album. Albums stir up much more powerful memories. And albums offer so many different ways in which you can personalize it to your style that digital photos don’t offer: embossing, album cover material (leather, fabric, etc.) and colors, different album sizes, background color, layout and design, storage boxes, etc.
When looking back, the only regret that many couples have is that they do not have enough photographs of their special day. Those who took the time and spent the money to create a wedding album are always happy that they did. With your album, you can quickly show off your wedding photos and talk about your special day. Wedding albums are simply timeless and can preserve your memories for many years to come.
Be sure to ask your wedding photographer to include an album with your package. To find out what packages and album options Serendipity Photography offers, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.