I’m here to break down why an album needs to be included in your wedding costs. Printed photos are like music and scent. They can trigger memories and emotions.
Every time I listen to ‘Boy Next Door’ by Taylor Swift, I have this clear memory of my sisters and I dancing and singing our hearts out. It would be the middle of winter, in our shared bedroom, with all the windows cracked open. We had just moved to Canada, and it’s still one of my fondest memories as a child.
Photos are just as powerful.
Now for the real debate – are prints worth including in your wedding costs?
It really wasn’t that long ago when the only way one could enjoy photos was in a photo album. Looking back at the memories, I love flipping through photo albums and reminiscing on great and truly terrible hairdo decisions.
Now that everything is digital, people don’t really print their photos. But there’s a real problem here… When there’s nothing tangible (meaning nothing you can hold in your hand), then how often are you going to go back and relive those memories?
Here are a few reasons investing in prints are worthwhile wedding costs:
Photographs are a great way to decorate your home and add your personality. Bring life and personality to your living space. I have this one friend and their hallway is filled with family photos of them growing up and their parents before they had kids. The first time I visited, I was blown away at the amount of history living on a single wall.
What may be a wedding cost now is a living memento for your future
Wedding albums bring back memories, they tell your story. A tangible item that you get to keep and pass on to your kids.
Your prints are forever
Remember 3 inch floppy discs? Yeah, same! Technology fails. Devices like computers and phones crash. Hard drives can corrupt, and fixing all of these can be expensive. Plus, tech stuff goes obsolete every ten years.
Not saying that you shouldn’t have a digital back-up! But prints are never going to go away. You can look at your album as an investment in your family’s legacy.
If you don’t print it, you won’t look at it…
Through photo albums, you can relive your day like you were right there again. Online galleries can’t do this in the same way.
There’s just something so special about holding those moments in your hands while you flip through the pages.
This is your way to move beyond wedding costs and tell the story of your relationship.
With a photo album it’s a great way to remember your journey as a couple
It also makes for a great gift that they can treasure forever. It’s really for you now but your kids and grandkids will be glad to have this masterpiece for life.
Did I convince you? I hope so. Prints are so magical – they never go out of style. You’ll always treasure your wedding album and photos.
I offer amazing, archival quality prints and albums to all of my amazing clients. You’ve already invested so much into your relationship and each other. Now it’s time to invest in a tangible memento that you can both enjoy together.
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