How Much Does A Wedding Album Cost?

How much does a wedding album cost? Printing Our Most Precious Memories & Family Photos!

 

How much does a professional wedding album cost in Australia?

WHEN THE REAL QUESTION IS WHY AREN’T WE PUTTING VALUE IN OUR MOST PRECIOUS MEMORIES TO PRESERVE FOR OUR FUTURE FAMILY!

We can throw around figures and tell you how much a wedding album costs, but that’s not quite the point. Everything has a cost, but we are here today talking about VALUE.

To value something usually has more to do with how important something is — and each person sees value differently.

We all have different ideas about what is important to us. Some people value material things, while others value relationships. There is no right or wrong answer, its just where we place our values.

Value is learnt through our family’s beliefs, people we respect, life lessons and experiences.

Some of us place value in the memories of our loved ones and will print photos, while others are satisfied with keeping them in digital format. We recently wrote an article on are digital photos safe so for those of you who are content with just digital wedding photos we suggest you go read that article HERE

A study was also released in 2019 on How Printed Photos Impact Families — another worthwhile read HERE

If you are like us here at The Coffee Table Book and value printed photos, then you will naturally gravitate more to printing your precious wedding day memories in a beautiful professional quality wedding album.

With an album you have a lot more space to share the important images as well as extra images that you might not necessarily hang on a wall, like in the page layout featured in the below wedding album we designed and printed for the featured couple.

How much does a wedding album cost? Let our professional wedding album designers show you why you should invest in a wedding album!

 

What to do with your photos after the wedding?

You have received your digital photos from your photographer, but what do you do with them now?

Maybe print a few of your favourite photos and frame them to hang on the wall or you could tell your wedding day story in a beautiful keepsake photo album.

 

What Size Wedding Album Should I Get?

We have horizontal albums as well as square albums and both sizes are equally as popular as the other.

The horizontal (landscape) albums are available in three sizes:

  • 14×11
  • 12×9
  • 10×8

The square albums are available in three sizes :

  • 12×12
  • 10×10
  • 8×8

All sizes are in inches.

 

Making your wedding album as unique as your wedding day!

Choose from a range of album cover materials to personalise your album and tie in with the style of your wedding. Choose from …

 

Photo Albums With Leather Covers

 

The Leather Photo Albums include your classic Black, Navy, Ivory & White leathers, but there are some other great alternative colours too. Blossom has proved popular over the last few years to match the soft pink bridesmaids dresses or maybe even Seabreeze a paler blue works well with many on trend weddings.

There is also a more rustic range of dark brown leathers, all falling into different shades of browns, which are perfect for a more country wedding appeal.

 

Photo Albums With Fabric Covers

Linen Covered Wedding Albums - Professionally Designed Wedding Photo Albums Australia
 

In our Fabric Covered Albums, choose from beautiful materials like linens and Japanese silks. The linen as more of a uniform texture in the fabric, whereas the Japanese silks have a more random organic texture in the fabric.

 

Beautiful Linen Covered Photo Albums

The Linen Photo Albums come in a huge range of fun, bold colours and the natural textures work well on the country wedding albums.

White stamping on the Linen album cover – colour Wheat

 

Luxurious Silk Covered Photo Albums

The Japanese Silk Albums have some beautiful pastel and muted tones with a more organic colour palette or the elegant turquoise silk fabric featured below.

Wedding Album with Japanese Silk Cover in a turquoise colour and silver foil stamping
Silver stamping on the Japanese Silk album cover – colour Cool Elements

 

Photo-wrap Covered Photo Albums

The Photo-Wrap Albums is where the album is wrapped with a photo from your wedding images for a truly unique cover. We generally like to keep the Photo-Wrap Covered Albums free of text for a more subtle design, however, we can embed text into the photo if you want your names on the cover like featured below.

The Photo-Wrap Album featured above has an abstract image on the cover so the album can discreetly sit on your coffee table as an art book

 

Combination Photo-wrap & Fabric/Leather Photo Albums

Can’t decide on a cover? why not chose the combination of a photo and fabric or leather!

Photo-Wrap & Fabric or Leather Covered Wedding Albums - Professionally Designed Wedding Photo Albums Australia
 

The Combination Photo-Wrap & Fabric/Leather Albums are not too different to the Photo-Wrapped Album but in this case, the a photo from your wedding images is used on about 90% of the front cover and then the remaining 10% of the front cover along with the spine and back cover of the album features your choice of fabric or leather. We generally go with a fabric or leather colour that compliments the colours in the photo on the cover. Again like the Photo-Wrap Album, we generally like to keep the cover free of text for a more subtle design, however, we can embed text into the photo if you want your names on the cover.

 

Personalising The Photo Album Cover

The leather albums and fabric albums can also be embossed on the cover. For example embossing your names and wedding date. There are 7 colour foils to choose from including Gold, Silver, Black, White, Copper, Rose Gold, Turquoise as well as Blind Embossing (clear) which shows off the colour of your album cover for a tone-on-tone effect.

When it comes to the design of your embossing, we can basically use any fonts available. There are literally thousands of fonts to choose from! We can even match the embossing to your wedding invitation font. Just be mindful that more complicated script fonts can be harder to emboss because of the fine detail, so there is an exception rule, but we are more than happy to offer advice. But as we said, there are thousands of fonts to choose from that Im sure we will find something to suit the style of your wedding.

 

Let’s Talk Wedding Album Pricing!

The cost of our wedding albums start from as little as $800 for a 8×8 square album with 15 spreads (30 pages). However our most popular albums are the 10×10 square album or the 14×11 horizontal album.

The album price includes which ever leather, fabric or photo cover you wish from the album cover swatch kit, the first 15 spreads (30 pages) of your album design, the initial design and usually 2-3 rounds of changes gets us to the approval stage. Additional pages up to 45 spreads (90 pages) can be added to your design at an additional cost.

We find most couples end up with around a 25-40 spread (50-80 page) album in order to tell the wedding day story from start to finish including all the important moments.

 

Beautiful Presentation Boxes

In addition to the album we offer two kinds of presentation boxes for keeping your album protected from dust and light – a Boutique Box or Slipcase. Both box types are optional extras.

There is the luxurious Boutique Box which has a lovely ribbon closure. Not available with all size albums. The Boutique Box can be covered in any of the album cover materials to match your album cover.

Then we have the sophisticated Slipcase for a more modern appeal. The Slipcase is only available in the fabric covers — choose from any of the Linens and Japanese Silks only (not the leathers).

 

Why Does A Wedding Album Cost So Much?

Now that we have gone through the specifics of whats included in your wedding album cost, we would like to share with you a little behind the scenes so you can understand the process of creating one of our beautiful fine art wedding albums.

After receiving your images, our designers will go through your photo collection, image by image, and select the best images that tell the story of your special wedding day.

 

A wedding album contains more than just a handful of random images,
but a well thought-out selection of precious images containing meaningful moments
that tell your personal love story.

 

This is why we like receiving the full photo collection from our clients, because often while certain photos may not seem important to the couple or an image that our client doesn’t value, we find images that add to the story and will make the design and flow of the album more cohesive. That’s the whole reason our couples bring us in to the album design process, because our eye for detail, good design and ability for storytelling.

The next step is to design the page layouts using those best-of images. We use modern design techniques to layout the images and tell each part of the day. We will also do a design for the album cover to give an indication of what the finished album will look like. We then send the artwork for the layouts and album cover to the couple to proof. We use an super efficient online proofing system which allows us to work with clients all over Australia or the world – no matter if you are in a big city or in an isolated corner of the country – so long as you have internet access, we can work with you on creating a wedding album.

Professional Wedding Album Design

The couple can easily sit down in their own time and proof the album design, leaving comments as they go for any changes they require. We usually find 2-3 revisions will get you to approving the album design, ready for the next phase. Printing the design and manufacturing the album.

The album pages are printed on beautiful fine art paper with a matte finish by one of Australia’s leading professional printing labs. The pages are then bound together, before the cover is fixed in place. This entire process is a manual hands-on approach and labour intensive to ensure the highest quality product by master craftsmen in Australia.

Then your album is shipped to you usually within 3 weeks from approving the album design.

If you are still asking Why Does A Wedding Album Cost So Much? The Real Question Is Why Don’t You Value Printing Your Most Treasured Memories and Family Photos!

 

What It Costs To Print A Wedding Album?

The full price list for the cost of our wedding albums is on our website so their are no nasty surprises or hidden costs at the end.

For Wedding Album Costs CLICK HERE or visit our online album shop HERE

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