There are people who prefer to make their own wedding album. If you also like to do the same, then this guide is for you.

In this guide, I will show you how you can make your own wedding album. I will also share some useful tips and ideas to create the perfect wedding album.

1. Ask Your Photographer to Share Digital Photos in Printable Resolution 🚀 

Most wedding photographers share soft copies of the wedding images in low-resolution format. Such digital pictures are only good for small-size prints.

If you plan to create a wedding album with these wedding pictures, you must ask your wedding photographer to share the pictures in good printable resolution.

Only then, you will be able to create a wedding album and print it. It is always good to check and confirm with your wedding photographer for sharing high-resolution digital images while booking them.

Different wedding photography services offer different types of wedding packages for customers. For example, wedding photography services like the Svenstudios offer multiple packages like photography, and videography packages for the wedding. You can choose any.

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2. Choose a Theme for Wedding Album

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Sometimes, you may find it hard to choose a theme for the album. In such situations, it is good to discuss with your wedding photographer about the theme.

He will be able to share some theme ideas. You can easily pick one from these ideas.

3. Shortlist Your Favorite Images 😎 

Once you have all the digital images with you, the first thing to do is to shortlist your favorite images.

This sorting process will take a good amount of time. You need to do it patiently.

Make sure not to miss out on any.

4. Select a Wedding Album Printing Service

The most important step when you go for a DIY wedding photo album is selecting the right wedding album printing service. You can easily find many such services online.

First, you need to make a list of all such printing services. After that, you need to shortlist at least 3 or 4 from this list. For the shortlisting process, you can check online for their reviews.

You need to select the best one from this list. You need to consider cost and quality while selecting one.

5. Finalize the Wedding Album Size

How to make your own Wedding Album

Once you have decided on your online album printing service, you need to choose the wedding album size. You need to have a look at the different size options from the printing service.

When you go for very big-size albums, the cost will also be more. So, choose wisely.

6. Select the Photo Paper Type

Now, you need to select the type of photo paper. Most online printing services offer matte, glossy, and some premium luster paper for printing albums. You can pick any.

If your budget is low, matte or glossy will be a better option. If you want the album to be shiny, go for glossy photo paper. Otherwise, matte will be good.

If you are ready to spend more, luster paper is a good option.

7. Sort Images in a Story Telling Format

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The toughest part of designing a wedding album is the sorting of the images. You need to arrange the pictures in a sequence that is interesting for the viewer.

A story-telling approach is the most commonly used style here. You can also follow the same.

It will be good if you can rename the pictures to 1,2,3 sequence so that it is easy to pick the pictures later.

8. Select Photo Layout

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Once the sorting process is over, you need to arrange the pictures in the album. You need to log in to the online printing service. Select the size and photo paper type.

After that, you can start arranging the pictures on each of the pages. You can even add text wherever needed. If you don’t like adding text, you can just keep the pictures.

9. Choose a Wedding Album Cover

You need to do the wedding album cover design at last.

Once you sort out all the images and complete designing the inner pages, you will have more clarity on the best images from this lot. You can use these images to design the cover.

10. Revisit the Wedding Album for Finalizing

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Once you complete the entire wedding album design, you must have a look at it again and again.

You must revisit the design at least 3 to 4 times and make changes if required. It will help you to create the perfect DIY wedding album.