Ok, this is going to sound a bit old-fashioned. What can I say? When it comes to wedding albums, I’m not “down with the kids”. But it’s my belief that investing in a wedding album should be as much a priority as budgeting for your designer dress or an extra tier on your cake. It should be MORE of a priority. Here’s why.
Growing up, I remember the giant carrier bag of prints and negatives in the back of the dining room cabinet. Did you ever have one of those? What I loved most about it was that now and again, we’d find a reason to pull that bag out and spread the photos over the table. Those few hours of sharing pictures, stories and memories were always some of my favourites with my family. I can categorically state we’ve never done that around the computer screen, clicking through digital files and folders!
Print vs Digital
Another favourite memory was looking through Mum and Dad’s wedding album. Getting it out was always such an event. We’d have to place it on the table carefully or cradle it on our laps and delicately turn the pages, interspersed with tissue paper, as we looked through it. It was always a treat to look through their wedding album, and I’ll never forget it.
Sure, digital images take up less physical space. But that also means they’re out of sight and well out of mind. You can’t ignore an album on a shelf or a big bag or box of prints you can trip over. And there’s nothing like a nostalgic trip down memory lane, flipping through all the photos when you do.