I’ve shared my wedding book before on Instagram, but I wanted to give a little more details here. After receiving all of our wedding photos from the photographer I knew I wanted to make my own photo book and design it all myself. To be honest, it is time consuming this way (when there are easier and quicker features like Shutterfly automatically placing photos on the pages). But, the many hours I put into the design were well worth it.
It took me probably 2 months of on and off working on the book until actually ordering it. I love Shutterfly for the many personalized products it offers and also because there is always a sale going on. I waited for a good sale and bought the book. For the size of the book and the number of pages it was well over $200.
I made the book in chronological order and chose a spread that would be best for the photos. The wedding books that I have seen are very simple and only placed one image per page. My wedding was “non-traditional” so I definitely chose to stay on that path for the design of the book. What took a lot of time as well were the other details I added, like quotes and other text.
Making this book spawned my love for personalizing gifts and other goods. In the last year and a half I have made dozens of projects on Shutterfly! Especially once Olive was born, suddenly all I did was print her pictures. I’ve made a phone case, travel mug, shopping bag and so many other things.
So tell me, do you use Shutterfly or a service like it? Share in the comments!
Want to see my wedding book in its entirety?! Click below.
*This post is not an ad, nor sponsored, all items I purchased myself.