Online Wedding Photo Album | A How To Guide

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photo by Allebach Photography

wedding album cover by Mixbook

Okay, some of you may be thinking, "How do I even begin making my own online wedding photo album?" Feeling overwhelmed is normal and finding the right website is the first step in the right direction.

Mixbook is a website that you can create a custom photo album without the hassle of downloading a bunch of software.  Everything is done online and you can upload your photos to one of their templates or customize pages yourself.  Sounds like a lot of work right?  Surprisingly it's not, and I'd love to tell you why it is so easy by sharing my experience with you.

I stumbled upon Mixbook while battling a problem I think most recently married brides share.  The wedding is over, the money is gone, and your sitting on about 700 wedding photos on a disk that you are dying to show off to friends and family.  

While my photographer was worth every single penny, I couldn't see dropping another $1,000 on a book of photos.  I decided to take matters into my own hands and make the album myself. 

I'm not going to lie, the hardest part was the beginning, choosing which photos I wanted to appear in the album.  Mixbook made it so easy to start my online wedding photo album.  First I chose the template, in my case modern gray wedding, which was one of about 20 different options.  Then I chose a format and size.  I went with the most expensive option,  the 12 x 12 deluxe square premium lay flat hardcover.  The paper is thick, extremely durable and the cover has a soft suede-like finish. 

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Photos by Allebach Photography, layout by Mixbook

Once those options were picked and out of the way it came down to dropping my photos in.  While I liked most of the pages that came with the template of gray polka dots and stripes, I wanted some pages to have a brighter more colorful background to match the eccentric décor of my wedding venue.  The changes and extra added details of text were very easy to navigate through and place to achieve the look I was going for.

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Photos by Allebach Photography -  layout by Mixbook

For being the most expensive option, the prices were extremely reasonable.  My Mixbook online wedding photo album started off at $ 129 for 20 pages and $ 1.25 for each additional sheet.  I added an additional 26 pages to my project keeping the grand total well under $ 200.  I should add that I used one of their promotions, which they release weekly, to get an additional discount.  Take it from me the promotions are worth waiting for.  They sometimes have discounts up to 50% off.  If you don't like the current discount, you can save your project and purchase at a later date.  There is no cost to create an album and once the album is saved you can order it over and over again in as many sizes as you like.  I bought my mom a small soft cover version for only $25!  We call it the "little golden wedding book", so she could carry in her purse and show friends whenever she ran into them.  Mixbook also offers expedited and international shipping.

Don't want a hard copy of the photo album?  That's fine, you can email your finished album to anyone and they can access your creation from start to finish on their computer or mobile device. This feature is helpful in situations where friends or relatives are too far away to show them an album in person.  

Overall, I have to say I was most impressed with the quality of the wedding album than anything else.  Every single person I have shown the album to has complimented the look, feel, and format of the photo book.  They also say it's the most unique wedding album they've ever seen AND they are even more shocked when I tell them the cost.  If you are a DIY-er or even just looking to save some dough, I highly recommend Mixbook for your online wedding photo album needs.

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