Sadly, the wedding album is the first expense couples decide to cut when planning their wedding. It’s fairly understandable, since they already have to put so much money into everything else, and modern society has shown us that we can do everything without paper.
So is it really important to print our wedding photos and make an album?
Yes, it is.
Nowadays we believe that what really matters is the present: we post a photo on Instagram but after 3 days nobody remembers it. Have you ever been in that situation where you had to scroll your Facebook page for minutes before finding the photo you where looking for? And what about that folder of photos in that hard disk without a label, forgotten in your desk?
Is this what you wish for your wedding photos?
Sometimes, when I visit my parents and feel nostalgic I take out the box of family photographs and spend hours looking at them, sitting on the floor with chocolate and coffee: look how handsome my grandpa was, how much I look like my grandma, my parents as babies, me as a baby. My mom smiling at the photo of my dad when he was the young man she met. My brother asking if he really had that stupid teddy bear with one eye missing.
That’s why is important to print our images, because memories tend to fade over time, and in 10, 20, 30 years we will have nothing of our digital legacy. We need to remember the key moments of our life, and have it in our hands, instead that on the screen of our laptop.
A wedding album is the book you will show to relatives and friends, is the book you will look at anniversaries, the book your children and grandchildren will see.
You have already spent so much money for your wedding, don’t let it disappear.