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7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks

Posted May 9, 2014 | 21 Comments

Brides: are you putting together your own wedding album? Need wedding album tips and tricks for your do-it-yourself creation? You’ve come to the right place! Today we’re sharing seven tried-and-true DIY wedding album tips to help… PLUS, we’re giving away a handmade wedding album to one lucky reader to help her/him get started! Let’s begin, shall we?

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Wedding Album Tips + Tricks

1. Start with a beautiful blank slate.

Pick a blank wedding album that gives you enough creative space to make it your own. Or, have a custom handmade wedding album made to reflect your unique style.

2. Organize your photos.

Organization is key to a more perfect wedding album. If your photos are on your computer, organize them by file folders; if you’ve already printed them out, place them in piles with post-it notes for ‘yes’, ‘no’, and ‘maybe’.

3. Trust your gut.

Be ruthless when deciding which photos will make the cut for your album. You may like a particular photo, but it might just not work with your overall layout and flow of the album (and that’s ok!) Trust your intuition; you’ll know whether a photo is album-worthy or not. Most albums will fit approximately 125 photos, so you’ll need to choose wisely.

4. Make copies of originals.

Before you do any editing on your computer (or just because), BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS! Make CD copies of all wedding photographs before you do anything else. My sister (and best MOH that ever existed) made copies of my wedding photos for me on CDs as a surprise, and I’m so relieved she did. You never know when you may need backups.

5. Take your time.

Don’t rush the creative process, especially when laying out the photos on your album. However, don’t put it off too long… or you may never get to it.

6. Work together.

A wedding album isn’t meant to be created solo. It can be a fun project to tackle together, so be sure to include your spouse in the process.

7. Tell your story.

A wedding album should tell your unique wedding story from start to finish. Don’t forget to include some pre-wedding photos, too, such as the proposal, engagement, bridal shower and rehearsal / rehearsal dinner, even if you just include a photo or two from each.

Giveaway

Now that you have wedding album tips and tricks up your sleeve, it’s time to win an album of your own! We’ve teamed up with Watermark Bindery to give away a handmade wedding album to one lucky reader. The wedding album measures 10″ x 10″ with 56 pages and the winner’s choice of cover (over a hundred designs from which to choose!) The album title page will be printed with a personalized message of the winner’s choice. Here are a few additional wedding album cover designs:

7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks (albums: watermark bindery via emmalinebride.com)7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks (albums: watermark bindery via emmalinebride.com)7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks (albums: watermark bindery via emmalinebride.com)

Enter for your chance to win!

o Enter between 5/9/14-5/15/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: wedding album by Watermark Bindery
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 5/16; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o FREE shipping included to U.S.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $70 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

xo,
-E.


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21 Responses to “7 DIY Wedding Album Tips + Tricks”

  1. Juliette
    May 9th, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    these albums are stunning!!

  2. Caity_Johnson
    May 9th, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

    I love the willow branch pattern!

  3. Natalie Garthwaite
    May 9th, 2014 @ 4:29 pm

    I like the purple bodhi leaf design

  4. Alexandra
    May 9th, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the

    Wedding Photo Album Red Cherry Blossom!! Fab.

    Alexandra Naranjo

  5. Leah Warner
    May 9th, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

    Love it:

    Sketchbook Turquoise Terrazzo

  6. rebecca greeno
    May 10th, 2014 @ 12:00 am

    Blue Flower Cloud is my favorite.
    Ask a Question

  7. Andrea C.
    May 10th, 2014 @ 4:52 am

    I love the Green Raintree cover. It looks like something I’ve always wanted to learn to make myself

  8. Bianca
    May 10th, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    I like the Guest Book Custom, with the love birds.

  9. Sarah
    May 10th, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

    Love the Mesquite Banana Bark wedding photo album!

  10. Marnay
    May 12th, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    My favorite cover design is definitely the Blue Floral – it is stunning!

  11. Jennifer
    May 12th, 2014 @ 10:47 am

    I love the Blue Flower Cloud cover design. Caught my eye instantly.

  12. angie
    May 12th, 2014 @ 8:56 pm

    My favorite was Moss Mango Leaf

  13. Christina C
    May 13th, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    I love the Blue Bodhi Leaf

  14. Kelly H.
    May 14th, 2014 @ 7:06 pm

    The Mesquite Banana Bark wedding photo album is gorgeous!

  15. Tanya Patterson
    May 14th, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

    I love any album in the yellow or grey family!

  16. sarah bradbury
    May 14th, 2014 @ 10:08 pm

    love the blue flower cloud!

  17. Pavla B.
    May 15th, 2014 @ 1:02 pm

    I really like the Peacock Marbled design!

  18. Alice
    May 15th, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    I love the blue flower cloud design!

  19. Nicole W
    May 15th, 2014 @ 3:50 pm

    I love the twisted vine design!

  20. Elias Wan
    May 15th, 2014 @ 5:47 pm

    lovely

  21. Jennifer
    May 20th, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    I am so excited be chosen as the winner! Thank you so much!








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