Since I am in the wedding album business I have talked to hundreds of brides who decided to put off getting a professional wedding album.

Often 2 years, 5 years, or more have passed! They call say that they regret not making a professional wedding album.  They are finally ready to get started now.

Why did they keep putting off having an album made? The reasons are always the same.

Professional wedding albums are not cheap.  For some brides it is a budgetary issue. Some brides are just overwhelmed with the sheer number of images that they have. How could they possibly whittle these images down to an amount that will fit into a wedding album?

But sometimes the bride and groom thing that they just don’t need an album. In the world of tablets and computers who prints physical images any more?

After hundreds of conversations, emails, and meetings with brides, grooms, wedding planners, and professional photographers, I have compiled a top ten list of the reasons that you need a professional wedding album.

1.  An iPad will never by a substitute for a tangible professional wedding album

In a professional wedding album your treasured wedding images will be preserved in a format that tells the story of the day. Flipping through hundreds or thousands of digital images on an iPad will never provide the viewer experience that a professionally designed wedding album will. Who has 45 minutes or an hour to flip through all of those pictures? Turning the pages of a 20-50 page wedding album will allow you to share the wonder of the day in a reasonable time frame. Your friends and family will be glad you made it!

2.  Professional wedding albums will last for generations

Professional wedding albums are made with archival photo paper that will last for generations. A professional wedding album is something tangible that can be treasured in your family for many years to come. It is more likely that your grandchildren will enjoy the memories of your special day if they have an album.

3.  A professional wedding album will show your individual personality

Professional wedding album can be designed in a way that shows your personality. Like a modern design style or do you prefer a clean classic album design? Your album will be made your way so that the album becomes part of the family. You can incorporate text… like that love poem or special words from the ceremony.

4.  The binding is Amazing on a professional wedding album

The binding says it all. Professional wedding albums have high-end leather binding that will present your wedding story with the level of class that it deserves. Low end photo books from Shutterfly and others do not have the same quality as a a professional photo album and may end up in a box of books in your attic. A professional wedding album would never be treated like this!

5.  A professional wedding album can help keep your marriage strong (What?????)

Only a professional wedding album can be the centerpiece of the dining room coffee table. Keep it out for family and friends to browse and wonder at the wedding day. Over the years the album will become somewhat of a family heirloom. Remembering the beginning of the marriage can keep your relationship strong over the years. When your children grow and become adults they will always remember that wondrous wedding album that represents the beginning of you’re your life together as husband and wife.

So, there you have it… The top 5 reasons that you need a professional wedding album. So, make getting a wedding album part of your wedding planning. You will never regret having it!