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The #1 Mistake Most Brides Make (and How to Avoid It)

by Emma Arendoski
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*Giveaway inside!

There is one huge mistake most brides make after the wedding, and it’s totally avoidable. So, what is it? It’s more about what brides aren’t doing that is the mistake. Brides are letting their wedding photos go by the wayside, sitting on a hard drive or flash drive, never to be looked at again. Waiting to print out your photos and assemble them in an album is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. And it’s scary because you could lose those memories forever, if something were to happen to your hard drive, flash drive, or your computer gets a virus. I (Emma here!) know first-hand because something similar almost happened to me. I had a bunch of photos on a hard drive for years, photos of Andrew and I dating, photos of us in college, engaged, newly married… you know, just a TON of photo files sitting on a hard drive. Then one day, Andrew wanted to grab a few photos from a trip we took and print them out. But when he went to download them, the hard drive no longer worked; it was corrupted. It appeared as though no images existed. Just like that.


We searched on Google and found, to our dismay, that a corrupted hard drive could need to be reformatted, as in ERASED. Gone. No more. Memories erased in a heartbeat. And, luckily our wedding photos weren’t on there, but can you imagine? Well, we took our hard drive to a computer expert (shout-out to our local computer shop, Tech City Electronics who SAVED OUR HARD DRIVE!) and we got ALL of those photos back. Can you imagine if you weren’t so lucky? After that day, I learned an important lesson and I back up EVERYTHING. And I print those photos now. Every sweet Baby Andrew smile and video moment (there are thousands, and he’s just under a year!), every cat photo of them sleeping in boxes or drawers or on top of laundry heaps (again, thousands), every home project, family vacation, DIY project, holiday, birthday, and everything else. I mean, why risk it?

Anyways, we would hate for your wedding photos to go missing. So we’re here to help you with a discount and a giveaway so you can print out those photos and put them in a beautiful keepsake photo album. But first… check out some of the new photo album designs we spotted over at Indigo Album Design, one of our go-to sources for professional handmade (+ high quality) photo albums. These albums are incredible!

Wedding Photo Albums are a great way to keep those photos safe! | via #1 Mistake Most Brides Make via https://emmalinebride.com/planning/mistake-most-brides-make/
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If you want to go ahead and check out their albums now, you can score 20% off with offer code EBRIDE20 through April 2nd. Just use it when you checkout here. This is a great opportunity to buy one now (and customize later) or purchase as a gift for a friend. Enjoy!


We talked about the number one mistake most brides make, along with how to avoid it by putting those photos in an album! And one lucky reader will win a gift certificate towards a photo album of her (or his) choice thanks to the lovely Raina of Indigo Album Design! This gift certificate is worth $200 (credit only, no cash value) on any album of your choice.

o Enter between 3/27/15-4/2/15 (11:59pm EST).
o Prize: $200 gift certificate towards an album at Indigo Album Design
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $200 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter

Good Luck!


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Jessy S. April 2, 2015 - 8:28 pm

I’d go with a 12×12 memory book with a photo cover!!

Elizabeth April 1, 2015 - 1:14 pm

These albums are so much nicer than the generic plain ones I’ve seen before, I really like the tan and blue ones!

krystle April 1, 2015 - 12:43 pm

The memory books are lovely! I have a reason to use it I just can’t share yet :) :) :)

Ellen March 31, 2015 - 11:12 am

I really like the Indigo Guest Book!

AH March 31, 2015 - 11:08 am

I love the linen blend and the green and navy letterpress paper!

Tracy K. March 30, 2015 - 5:16 pm

i love the wedding guestbook!

Miranda March 30, 2015 - 12:11 pm

love the coffee table book

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Krista M March 29, 2015 - 7:41 pm

I got married over a year ago and still haven’t done an album– this would be amazing! I think I’d do the FLUSH album in Letterpress Taupe Branches…. so pretty.

Corinne March 27, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Love the
Minimalist Design I

Lindsey H. March 27, 2015 - 11:17 pm

I would use the gift card to buy a wedding guest book! Perfect!

Michele March 27, 2015 - 9:24 pm

I’d get the flush album. I love the brocade in blue pattern.

Cara March 27, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Ah, I’m that bride who still hasn’t made an album! I love the coffee table books, and especially the Minimalist style.

jess e March 27, 2015 - 5:26 pm

I would love to make a coffee table book!

Phoebe March 27, 2015 - 3:56 pm

52 Garden Street #29

Katie Crone March 27, 2015 - 3:51 pm

I love the coffee table books. I especially love all the turquoise ones. Would love to put all my wedding photos in any of these.

Melissa March 27, 2015 - 3:40 pm

I am dying to get my album together!

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