You know how you had all of your friends and family use your #hashtag for your wedding? Well ... how cute would it be to upload all the photos to a photobook. This is just one of the many things you can make with Mixbook.
Upload your photos from your computer (wedding or engagement photos) Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Instagram, PhotoBucket, or Smugmug to create a unique photobook, that is fully customizable by you. Sounds easy .. right? It is, we actually tried Mixbook to see how easy it is. We made a few books, and are here to tell you all about it. Read on to hear our experience with Mixbook .
Mixbook allows you to add, move, and resize pictures and text anywhere on the page. Plus you can overlay stickers and words over your photos. They have thousands of different options, it's almost like making a digital online scrapbook. Plus, they have over 100 professional pre designed themes if you do not feel like being uber creative.
You can even invite your friends and family to collaborate so they can add photos, create pages, and edit the content. It was really fun to create these books, it went fast, and it was super easy. We received the books promptly, and they were beautiful!
They have a ton of affordable options. Books start at $15.99, so you can make an extra one for your Mom and Dad! All books come with 20 pages and additional pages start at $0.65! We even did a little research and found a few coupon codes for Mixbook, but we have the best coupon code for you here at Wedding Chicks Use promo code: CHICKMIX at checkout to receive 40% off Premium Cards & 10x10 Photo books and BOUNUS! 30% Site wide until 3/30.2016
excellent customer service
So, we had a few questions on creating our Mixbook. They do not state anywhere what size the images need to be. So, we asked, and you will just need to make sure to ask your photographer to send over some high res images. We also noticed when we uploaded our photos, they seemed to be a little pixelated. Thankfully our excellent customer service representative Karl helped us out, and let us know that the images will be beautiful, they do this for load time. When we received the books the images were gorgeous, just like Karl said they would be! So, do not fret if looks a little off when you are creating your book.
At the end of the review they asked us to give Karl a score, and of course we gave him a rave review. Bonus! They gave us the option to offer Karl a gift card, free lunch or coffee. We opted to take him out to lunch! That's Karl below.
wedding chicks mixbook tips
First things first, go through and take Mixbook for a test drive. You can basically edit everything! We started our books and realized half way through that we could edit some of the overlays, text and backgrounds. If we would have known this going in we might have changed a few things around. Long story short, play around with their technology before you dive in.
If you are making a photo book for your wedding we suggest putting all your photos in chronological order first (getting ready, bridesmaids photos, ceremony and so on). This will save you a ton of time once you start creating your book. Our last bit of advice is to make sure you have someone edit your book. We had a few typos, and would have missed those if we hadn't looked at each-others books.
Thanks to the following for allowing us to to use their images to make these fun photobooks.
Ashley Jane Photography, Bloom and Print Event Company, Cami Takes Photos, Rebecca Chan Weddings & Events, Lisa Mark Photographyy, Andie Freeman Photography and Southern Sophistication Designs