How to Create a Beautiful Wedding Album

Your big day has come and gone, and you’ve probably spent hours poring over the many photographs taken by yourself, friends, and family. You’ve relived every moment of your wedding day, laughed and cried, and now you’re ready to choose the photos that you want to include in your wedding album. After all, a wedding album is a precious keepsake that you’ll cherish for years to come. Here are some tips and ideas from Paper + Press that will help you create a beautiful and personalised wedding album.

Start by Getting Organised

Chances are, all of your photos are going to be files stored on your computer or mobile phone. Start by getting them all onto the same device, and create two folders: one that’s for general wedding memories, and one for your wedding album shortlist. Start filtering through them, and select the best ones to include in your album. Ensure that you back up your photos on a hard drive or USB, so they’re 100% safe and sound.

Get Creative with Your Theme

Decide whether you want to create a themed album or a traditional one. If you’re struggling to whittle down the number of photos to go into your album, then a theme might be the perfect solution. A theme gives you focus and a cohesive look. For example, you might want a collection of all the most romantic moments from the day, or you might want to create an album that’s focused on the funniest moments. You can also decide whether you want a traditional or a more modern theme.

Consider Running Order

Chronological order is the most straightforward and sensible approach. That works nicely too because every time you open it, you’ll remember the entire day as it unfolded. But, it’s by no means the only way. You could group your photos by subject – people, food, flowers, and styling (don’t forget to include photos of your wedding stationery). We could also arrange your photos by colour for a highly curated effect.

Choose Your Cover Photo and First Caption

Decide which photo you want to use for your album cover and what your first wedding album caption will be. Keep things understated but romantic with a photo of the two of you during one of the many candid moments, and a dreamy line like ‘The day we said we do.’ Alternatively, you might want to keep people within the pages, in which case, opt for a photo of the venue, the flowers, or your ring boxes (a popular shot in the wedding photographer world) with the wording stating the where and when. Or celebrate your wedding album for what it really is – a day that’s all about the two of you – and pick a photo that says L-O-V-E the loudest with your newlywed names beneath.

Select a Layout

You can choose to keep your wedding album layout exactly the same from page to page, or use our photo book templates to change up the look on as many pages as you like. Once you’ve uploaded all of your photos, we’ll automatically default to the one-per-page layout, but the choice is all yours, we’ll walk you through the process. There are a number of different templates to choose from, so we can switch between a couple of layout templates.

For example, some people like to open with the blank page option, which provides a moment to pause between the cover and diving straight into the album. Alternatively, the full-bleed design is an option where your image fills every inch of the paper with no white border in sight, making a big impact. You can also try little grids of three or four images for

Wedding Album Design Ideas

The next step is to decide on the design of your wedding album. A wedding album is more than just a collection of photographs. It’s a keepsake that you’ll treasure for years to come, so you want it to look and feel as special as the day itself.

At Paper + Press, we offer a range of photo book options to suit your style and preferences. You can choose from softback to hardback covers, landscape or portrait orientations. We have a variety of design collection / templates to choose from that are perfect for customising your content.

If you’re on the fence about which style to choose, we can always mock up a design using our templates and your photos to help you find the perfect fit. Our wedding album design ideas include the minimalist design, which features a pared-back, cool and collected look that could easily be mistaken for a fashion publication.

We have classic and romantic designs that use beautiful script or modern fonts for you to choose from. Whatever design you choose, we offer a range of cover designs and sizes to choose from, allowing you to customise your album even further.

Wedding Album Quotes and Captions

Your wedding album is an opportunity to add meaning to your photographs with carefully chosen words. While a picture may be worth a thousand words, quotes and captions can add real depth and emotion to your wedding album.

One idea is to include snippets from your guestbook that made you laugh out loud or shed a tear. You can also consider using lines from your first dance song or readings from your ceremony. Vows, especially if you wrote your own, can also be a great addition to your album.

If you’re a skilled writer, you can even include a caption for every image, describing how you felt at the time the photo was taken or what you love most about the scene captured.

Wedding Album Templates

To make designing your photo book keepsake even easier, we offer pre-designed wedding album templates that are ready to customise with your own content. Whether you’re looking for a minimalist, classic, or traditional design, we have templates that can fit any style.

Our photo book builder allows you to switch between a few layout templates, or you can try them all – there are 12 to choose from. You can also select a blank page option, which can act as a moment of pause between the cover and the start of the album.

For a bold and impactful look, try the full-bleed design, where your image fills every inch of the paper with no white border in sight. The little grids of three or four images work great for detail shots such as stationery, rings, and buttonholes. The long landscape layout is perfect for foodie images, allowing you to capture the look of your top table adorned with food, flowers, and candles.

Sending Your Wedding Album off to Print

Once we’ve designed your wedding album, it’s time to send it off to print. At Paper + Press, we believe that designing your wedding album shouldn’t be a fiddly or expensive affair. In just a few easy steps, you can have a bespoke album that’s perfect for your style and special day.

After finalising your design, we will print, bind, and wrap your album up tight, and have it delivered to your door.

In conclusion, creating a wedding album is a beautiful way to keep your cherished memories from your special day. With a little organisation and creativity, you can design an album that will last a lifetime.