What Every Bride Needs To Know About Her Wedding Album

Affordable Wedding Album

A wedding album is a beautiful keepsake that contains treasured memories of the most important day of your life and will be passed down for generations to come. But with so many different options, it can be a confusing subject. We’re here to help clarify all the different choices you have when it comes to creating your beautiful album and make sure you know what every bride needs to know about her wedding album.

Photo Books vs. Photo Albums

It may seem like the terms photo book and photo album are used somewhat interchangeably, but rest assured they are two very different products when it comes to quality and durability.

Photo booksPhoto albums
  • Printed by digital presses
  • Regular, double-sided paper
  • Soft covers, photo covers, leatherette covers and genuine leather covers
  • Lay flat pages or regular pages


  • Printed by a photographic process
  • Professional photo paper
  • Bound genuine leather covers or premium leather covers
  • Almost always lay flat pages
  • Flush mount album – each page is printed as a single photo and mounted on a thick, durable cardstock that does not bend


Although both a photo book and a photo album achieve the same idea of displaying your wedding day memories in a beautiful fashion, the difference in quality can be seen and felt instantly. When it comes to preserving your cherished memories, a photo album is guaranteed to provide the beauty and class your photos deserve.

photo book lay flat pages


Types of Covers

The cover is the first thing you and your loved ones will see when you take out your wedding album. Choosing the right cover is a matter of preference, so pick one that suits you and your husband’s tastes.

Leather Covers

Genuine Leather CoverPremium Leather CoverEmbossed Leather CoverPhoto Printed Leather Cover
  • Comprised of three individual pieces of leather that cover the front, back and spine of the album
  • Single pieces of premium leather with a design or pattern
  • Patterns come in crocodile skin, snake skin and ostrich
  • A combination of a photo cover and a leather cover
  • Your favorite photo is printed on a premium piece of leather that is custom fitted to the album
  • Variety of colors to choose from


Other Covers

Photo CoverMetallic Cover
  • Your favorite photo is printed on professional canvas cardstock
  • Glossy or matte finish
  • One of the most common cover options for both books and albums
  • Combination of a brilliant (or luminescent) metal with genuine leather
  • Relatively new type of cover

wedding album leather cover samples

Types of Pages

The type of page that you choose for your wedding album will affect how your images are displayed. Choose the right style for you and your love story.

  • Shiny finish
  • Beautifully displays bright and vibrant photos
  • May easily show fingerprints
  • In between glossy and matte
  • Not as sharp or vibrant as glossy, yet not as muted as matte
  • Considered a professional finish
  • Reduces glare and fingerprints
  • Duller, but overall more even finish
  • Considered a very professional finish
  • Greatly reduces glare and fingerprints

Marina Wedding Album

How Much Should My Wedding Album Cost?

Now that you know a little bit more about the different options you have when it comes to designing your wedding album, the logical next question is how much does it cost? Naturally, the cost of your wedding album will vary greatly based on the quality of features you select. Professional photographers, on average, charge $1,000 to $1,500 for a basic flush mount album a-la-carte. Photographers often offer “all-inclusive” packages that include a wedding album, but these packages typically range from $1,500 and can cost as much as $5,000 or more.

BrideBox Wedding Albums offers the same sizes and gorgeous professional-grade photo albums with a variety of features to suit your needs, with the added bonus of our easy-to-use online tool that allows you to design every aspect of your album, and save you money in the process. BrideBox’s albums are guaranteed to be every bit as beautiful and durable as any other professional-quality album.

When your wedding day is over, what remains is the love, memories and photos from the beautiful occasion. A beautiful and sophisticated wedding album is the perfect way to showcase your gorgeous pictures, and you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy reflecting on the cherished memories for years to come.

Affordable Wedding Album


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