Monthly Archives: February 2014

Before you start designing your wedding album – read these tips!

If you have a digital copy of your wedding images, designing your own luxury wedding album couldn’t be easier. Using The Wedding Album Boutique software that’s FREE to download you can very quickly and easily have a professional wedding album designed and ready to order.

Tips for designing your own wedding album.

1. Organise your images

You should review all of your images and place into 2 folders based on how important they are to you. For example, images to be shown as full size across one or two full pages should be placed in an ‘Important’ folder. Images that you’d like included in the wedding album but perhaps used as smaller or background images should be placed in a ‘Less Important’ folder. There is no need to include any images that you don’t want to appear in the album. This step is important whether you opt for a design service from The Wedding Album Boutique or a professional photographer and even more important if you choose to design yourself. Believe us – if you spend some time doing this it will save you a lot of heartache later on!

2. Page Layout

Experiment with the different page layout templates available. With the design software from The Wedding Album Boutique there are a lot of templates to choose from. It will soon become obvious to you which ones you like and which ones are not your style.

TIP: Full page layouts work well for very important images whilst templates that include numerous images per page work well for guest images or late night dancing shots.

3. Practice makes perfect

It might seem a little overwhelming before you get started but designing your own wedding album really is very straightforward. Once you’ve chosen a page template for your first page, you simply drag and drop the images you want into the template. And Voila! You have just designed your first page.

TIP: Practice makes perfect so spend a few minutes playing around with the software so you can see what styles you like. You can stay as simple or get as complex as you like. Borders around images make them POP and background colours can be changed to suit any colour scheme. You’ll be designing like a pro in no time!

4. Stay Classy

Remember, we produce high quality professional wedding albums that will last a lifetime.  If in doubt during the design process it can be useful to stick to classic background colours and layout styles, these never date! Black & White backgrounds always look great.

5. Enjoy the process.

Designing your wedding album is such a personal thing and allows you to get creative and express your wedding day the way you want to remember it. Enjoy the process and try to have fun designing your wedding album.  All of the hard work will be so worthwhile once you receive your beautiful wedding album package.

To get started with your wedding album design simply download our design software here: http://www.weddingalbumboutique.com/download_software.php

 

Take a deep breath, and breathe

Weddings are such big business these days and everyone wants their day to go off without a hitch. But it can all get a little (or a lot) overwhelming at times. The whole wedding planning process can escalate quickly and before you know it you’ve lost track of the budget or you decide you really need that super expensive wedding cake! It’s understandable that you want to have a beautiful day so it can be easy to get carried away.

When things get hectic it’s important to remind yourself of the reasons why you’re getting married in the first place. It all boils down to the fact that two people love each other. And what a powerful thing to do, to publicly declare in front of friends and family that this is the person you love deeply and want to spend the rest of your life with. In this fast-paced, crazy world we live in it’s quite humbling to think that people still get married. In their millions! If you’re about to embark on the journey towards marriage take a moment to think about how lucky you are. You’ve found your partner in life.

Sure your wedding day is probably the biggest event you’ll ever plan, but it’s just one day. Your marriage is for life. So try not sweat the small stuff. Things will inevitably go wrong (hopefully only the little things). No matter how you’ve planned your wedding day, where you decide to get married or who you decide to invite, at the end of the day you’re going to be married…. Could you imagine a more perfect ending? And that is only the beginning.

verse5