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How Much Does a Wedding Album Cost?

 
low costStandard: $12-$80average costHand Crafted: $250-$450high costProfessionally Printed: $80-$800

Known for their blank pages or slots to insert photos, traditional wedding albums can vary widely in price. Professionally printed wedding albums are created from digital photographs; many photographers offer this service as part of their wedding packages. Do-it-yourself digital wedding albums are made from software that allows for printing a wedding album from digital photos on a home computer.

Typical costs:

  • Inexpensive traditional wedding albums typically range from $12 to $80, depending on the decoration. The variance in price has to do mostly with the size of album and quality of materials used.
  • Expensive traditional wedding albums typically range from $250 to $450. These albums are often crafted from Italian leather and bound by hand.
  • Inexpensive professionally printed wedding albums start at around $10 to $30 at mass-market photo printing sites like Shutterfly[1] and Print My Photo Book[2] . Hardcover albums with more pages will increase the price.
  • Expensive, professionally printed wedding albums can cost $80 to $800 at sites like Somerset Albums[3] and White Wedding Album[4] .
  • Simple, do-it-yourself digital wedding albums may cost $50 to $100 after factoring in the cost of the wedding album software, paper and binding. Paper used by professional photographers, such as DG Foto Art[5] , can cost well over $600 a ream.
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What should be included:
  • Traditional wedding albums have photo slots to fit 4x6 prints, and may include additional spots for 5x7 and 8x10 prints.
  • Professionally printed albums feature digital photos printed on book-quality paper in a bound book. Whether these are designed by the photographer or the wedding couple, these albums should include custom options such as album/page size, type of binding and cover design.
  • Do-it-yourself digital wedding album software should include customizable layouts and page previews, accepting a variety of high-resolution photo formats.
Additional costs:
  • In general, hard cover wedding albums with more pages will cost more than smaller, soft cover books. At My Publisher[6] , a paperback album starts at $13 while a hard cover starts at $30. Additional pages cost $0.50 to $2 each.
  • Larger pages will also increase the price of professionally printed wedding albums. For example, Blurb[7] sells 7x7 albums starting at $13, while a 12x12 album starts at $60.
  • Shipping costs for wedding albums typically range from $10 to $16.
  • Expect to pay extra for a photo-printed box to hold the album. This add-on costs up to $125 at White Wedding Album[8] .
Discounts:
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Shopping for a wedding album:
  • Expensive traditional wedding albums are sold online at sites like Wedding Album Depot[9] . Look for cheaper options at sites like Wedding Albums Etc.[10] and Wedding Mountain[11] .
  • An easy do-it-yourself digital photo album kit by Strathmore[12] sells for around $9-$12 on sites like ArtSuppliesOnline.com[13] and MisterArt.com[14] .
  • To not only design an album but for do-it-yourself creation of a bound book, try the Photobook Creator[15] for professionally bound pages in 90 seconds.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.shutterfly.com/wedding?o=t
  2.  printmyphotobook.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=hbvntp0ir3kkcg2eeh9o33itk6&page=STATIC_PR...
  3.  www.somersetalbums.com/album_prices.asp
  4.  www.whiteweddingalbum.com
  5.  www.adorama.com/ISWMDPAG.html
  6.  www.mypublisher.com/products/classic/info
  7.  www.blurb.com/pricing
  8.  www.whiteweddingalbum.com/order/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9
  9.  www.weddingalbumdepot.com
  10.  www.weddingalbumsetc.com/wedding-albums-s/39.htm
  11.  www.weddingmountain.com/wedding-accessories/wedding-albums/view-all-wedding-albums
  12.  www.strathmoreartist.com/products.html
  13.  www.artsuppliesonline.com/catalog.cfm?cata_id=8841
  14.  www.misterart.com/paper-boards/writing-printer-paper/printer-copier-paper/inkjet-p...
  15.  www.target.com/
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