DIYing Wedding Albums with Adoramapix

After finishing up my recaps, I woke up one morning and realized that Christmas was coming up rather soon and I still hadn’t put together our wedding album.  I had always planned to give albums to our parents during our Christmas vacation when we saw them as a thank you for all the help and support they gave us throughout the planning process, but really needed a kick to actually do it.

I know our photographer has amazing wedding albums, but they are a little bit out of our price range right now, especially for the comprehensive book that I really wanted to make.

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I chose Adorama after seeing the reviews from other bees. I really liked that the pages laid flat and that the pages had some weight to them. They had a 50% off 8×8 books and a 35% off of any size books coupon that expired that weekend, and so I bit the bullet and put the book together that afternoon.

I found the software really easy to use, and really easy to customize exactly how we wanted each page to look, which was nice! Ultimately, I ended up needing 76 pages to put the whole album together—the biggest size album they offered. Originally I planned on making special albums for each set of parents, but decided to just give them smaller versions of the album we made for ourselves.

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I thought the quality was really nice, even in our gigantic 12×12 book. What I hadn’t anticipated was just how shiny all of the pages are. Not really a big deal in my book, but something I really wish I had registered, while looking at other reviews.

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Do you see how thick the pages are? They feel really nice, and they make the whole book feel really special.

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I especially like how the full page spreads look and how you can barely see the crease down the middle—well unless it creases over someone’s face.

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See the closeup of the book? You can kind of pick out the shininess of the paper.

My only regret is not realizing just how HUGE a 12×12 book would be when you open the book flat, and it just feels a tad too big for me. I think we probably would have been equally happy with the 10×10 book.

Overall though, I am thrilled with how the books turned out and I think our parents are enjoying them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Did you DIY your album as well? Where do you plan on storing it?

* All photos used in albums were taken by Lisa Rigby Photography

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Mrs. Panda

Location:
Boston, MA
Wedding Date:
June 2013

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    Anne-North 15 posts, Newbee @ 4:49 am

    I have now ordered my honeymoon book……..it would be senseless to wait, seeing as there is a 40% off coupon I can use. I chose 8 x 8 inch, 50 pages, and this time I ordered HD glossy pages as I thought my wedding ones really need to be lustre, but my honeymoon needed extra punchiness……
    I will do a review on both of them when they arrive.

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