You know those stories that start “X Things I Wish I Knew Following My Wedding?” We’ve even written a few ourselves. But as I was thinking about it today, I realized that one huge thing is usually missing. Here goes: If your photographer doesn’t build wedding photo albums into your package with them, there’s a considerable chance you’ll just keep pushing back getting your photo book until you’ve just completely forgotten about it. It’s sad, but it’s totally true, because once you’re no longer planning a wedding, you kind of fall out of the routine of going to appointments, checking in with vendors, ticking things off your to-do lists. Granted, it’s understandable — because wedding planning is a beast, everyone needs a break at the end of it — but after such an anticipated day comes to pass, you want to have memories to hold onto (and not just keep pulling up the photo gallery link on your phone). So, we’re issuing a challenge for everyone who still needs their wedding album (or wants another one that better suits their couple style): February is your month to make it happen, and hand-crafted print product pros, Printique, will help you do it.
Yes, we completely empathize with feeling like life is too crazy right now to really have ‘the time’ to sit down and put a private photo album together. But, here’s why we think it’s a great time to get things done.
Let’s be honest, we still have two more months of winter. It’s cold. It’s dark. And it’s not the best time for our moods, collectively; the winter blues are absolutely real (and quite the struggle). That’s why looking back at wedding photos (whether it happened in the spring, summer, fall, or even earlier winter) can bring a welcomed breath of fresh air. Just seeing yourselves and your favorite people dressed for warmer, brighter days, it’s enough to make a dent in those winter doldrums.
Yes, getting dressed up and going out for dinner or drinks on Valentine’s Day always sounds like a good idea. But the annual day of love is on a Monday this year, which seriously diminishes all motivation to ditch the yoga pants and sweats and get presentable (arewerite?). So, why not stay home, order in your favorite food, and do some reminiscing about your best day ever? It’s romantic, it’s nostalgic, and it doesn’t require any driving to be done, when you really just want to relax with a nice bottle of red at arm’s reach.
Who else loves springtime, but, at the same time, needs a kick in the butt to make plans? Well, we’re telling you right now, as soon as you’ve ordered your wedding album, you’ll have a built-in reason to invite all of your besties over. Once you have a thick, beautiful album sprawled out across your coffee table, you’re going to want to brag (but humbly, though). And Printique’s premium quality photo books will occupy you and your guests for hours.
All great memories deserve a beautiful, long-lasting home, and when those memories come from a wedding, they need to be protected and cherished for all time. Printique agrees with us and believes that making a photo book requires intense planning and preparation to ensure you’re satisfied with the results. As such, they live for getting the right book ready to showcase your memories. Everything they create, from photo books to albums, is hand-crafted with incredible attention to quality and detail — you will never get something that’s been mass-produced or pre-made (ugh, just saying those words sends chills down our spine).
Scrap ANY memory you have of what a wedding photo album is supposed to look like (or used to look like 10+ years ago), because Printique’s version, handmade by artisans using professional, archival photo paper, is the only one we’ll verify as “just right” for 2022 and modern, marrying couples everywhere.
Even though there are dozens of pre-designed albums/templates, plus build-your-own, drag and drop functionality, doesn’t mean that your wedding keepsake will be any less personalized. It just makes it easier and less complicated to design something you both vibe with. You can choose among three different formats/orientations - vertical, square, and horizontal - and select a cover option that’s rich and meaningful for you and your partner, be it leather, faux leather, metallic leather, rugged leather, metal, or a premium hard cover. There are eight different types of paper (luster, glossy, pebble, linen, etc.), all of which are premium photo quality and can support beautiful, hand-stamped debossing. And if you’d like to add edge gilding to the pages of your album, you can do it, too, in gold, silver, or black. Both page thicknesses they offer, classic and contemporary, shine with the added embellishment.
All of Printique’s photos should do it for you, but if not, let this bride’s words sink in…
“I'm just super, super impressed by the quality of the album. The pages are super thick and the photo quality is amazing.” ~ Jenna Pardini
Creating your wedding photo album should be one of those “We can’t wait to do it!” times, and Printique will make sure the experience keeps up its luster. Check Printique out right now and knock out your wedding album in February, so you can enjoy it through the entirety of 2022 and beyond.
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