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How to choose the right wedding album   by Sophia Guggenheimer

in Relationships / Weddings    (submitted 2010-05-11)

There are lots of different types of wedding photo albums on the market. It can be hard to choose the right one. Below you find a description of the various different types of wedding photo albums that are available and an indication of how to choose between them.

Flush mount wedding photo albums

Flush mount wedding photo albums are crafted with hard covers and "board type" pages that will not bend. The photos are dry mounted on cardboard to lay completely flat and extend across the entire page. In the opinion of the author, this type of mounting combined with high quality printing makes flush mount wedding photo albums a great choice.

Magazine-style wedding photo albums / montage wedding photo albums

"Magazine-style" refers to the design style inspired by fashion magazines, but depending on the designer, the style of each wedding album will be different. This layout is commonly referred to as digital montage and is designed on the computer using custom- or template- generated images. Flush Mount Wedding Photo Albums are usually designed in "Magazine-Style".

Digital wedding photo albums / digital wedding photo books

Digital wedding photo albums are wedding albums that display digitally printed photos. As with flush mount wedding photo albums, designers have the ability to create special effects such as transitions or faded edges and can use several photos on one page creating the "magazine-style" layout. Sometimes, the term "digital wedding photo albums" is used synonymously with "flush mount wedding albums" even though, technically a digital wedding photo album does not necessarily need to be "flush-mounted".

Coffee table wedding books / wedding photo books

Coffee table wedding books are usually oversized, expensive, and usually an illustrated book suitable for displaying on a coffee table for guests to view. The quality of coffee-table books depends on the type of paper being used.

Storybook wedding photo albums

Storybook wedding photo albums have photos which are placed in chronological order and tell a story about the event as shown in the photos. In theory, any wedding album, no matter whether "flush-mount" or not, can be a storybook wedding album.

Matted wedding photo albums

Matted wedding photo albums are albums with recessed frames, in which each photo is hand-mounted. The photos are digitally or traditionally printed and can also be changed also after completion of the album. Matted wedding albums are often referred to as "traditional albums", because the new flush mount wedding albums are commonly regarded as newer and modern.