There’s something special about rummaging through old photos and flipping through photo albums. All those memories, some from decades ago, carefully captured on a rectangular piece of paper. It’s an experience, really, even if the photos aren’t yours. I recently looked through a friend’s wedding album and had so much fun seeing her and her husband’s circa 1970’s British wedding. I could tell she had just as much fun showing me and revisiting the photos.
The joy on her face confirmed to me the exact reason why I started My Bridal Pix in the first place. After the age of digital photography, many brides got away from purchasing albums from their photographers. They felt having the digital images was simply enough. Some simply could not afford the cost of a high end flush mount album when their budget was already stretched to the max. It was sad to think that those beautiful wedding memories would be tucked away on a computer hard drive or a disc, never to be seen or enjoyed at a moments notice.
As I child, one of my fondest memories is cozying up with my Mom on the couch looking at my parents wedding album. With all of the technology we have today, collecting photos and putting them into an album is a lost art and it’s sort of sad. We snap pictures, they go on a disc or get stored on the computer’s hard drive, never to be seen again. Sure, it’s convenient, but what about the experience? What about passing down those memories to children and grandchildren?
If you’re soon-to-be married or even if you’ve been married for awhile and have digital wedding photos stored somewhere, I urge you to purchase a wedding album. Here’s why.
- Memories Fade
Think about a significant event in your life. Do you remember it like it was yesterday? All the little details? Having a wedding album will help you preserve your wedding memories. The truth is, memories fade, and although you might remember a lot about your wedding, you won’t retain all of it. Having those photos collected in an album will ensure that you always have something to look back on. With a wedding album, you’ll never forget your husband’s face during the first dance or the intricate details of your dress. Most brides say that their wedding becomes a bit of a blur over time.
- You’ll Want a Family Heirloom
Even if you don’t have kids now, think a few years into the future. In fact, think years into the future even if you don’t want kids. There will always be family members to pass the wedding album to. Younger generations will hold it as a keepsake and adore seeing Mom and Dad in their early years. Plus, who doesn’t love seeing what kind of hairstyle and outfits family chose back in the day?
- An Album is a Permanent Record
CDs, MP3s, DVDs – they’re all so easy to lose. CDs and DVDs are great as backups, but having a wedding album is permanent. If your house should catch on fire or your computer goes bonkers, you know you still have the wedding album with all the precious photos inside. Don’t take a risk by keeping the images on your hard drive or on discs that could potentially break or get misplaced. Anything can happen! At My Bridal Pix, your digital images and albums are stored and can be reprinted at a moments notice if anything should happen to them.
- Technology Changes
First there was VHS and cassette tapes. Then came DVDs, Bluerays, and compact discs. Now MP3s are taking over the world. What’s next? Technology is great, but eventually one thing goes out of style and another thing takes its place. If it’s nearly impossible to find a VHS player now, so what will be impossible to find twenty years from now? Those dics your wedding photos are on could be obsolete. In fact, the new Apple Macs do not even have disc drives. The one thing that never goes out of style? Good old paper. With a wedding album, you’ll never have to worry about whether you can see the photos or not.
- It’s Easier to Show Off
You’ll want to show off the wedding photos and there will be family and friends who can’t wait to see them. Do you really want people hovering over the computer screen as you or they click through the photos? Not so much. A wedding album is like a little work of art you can pass around and let people experience. Invite friends over and let everyone gush over the beautiful album.
Having a professionally printed wedding album will mean more to you over time than you can ever imagine, especially if you plan on having children. Now that my parents have passed on, I cherish their wedding album more than ever. All those wonderful, warm memories of my Mom and I sitting together, with my little legs dangling off the couch dreaming about what my wedding would be like some day are simply priceless to me.
Founder My Bridal Pix