Your wedding album is going to be a keepsake you'll have the rest of your life, so let's make it amazing! There's a lot that goes into designing your album, so let's do some legwork here before we get started.
Step One: Select your favorite images
First things first, go through your PASS gallery and decide on your favorite 150 images. I'll use these images as inspiration for designing and will try to use as many of them as I can. I may not use all the images you select as I try to design a well rounded book that tells the story of your wedding through the different day parts. When selecting your favorites, try to select images from the get ready pictures, bridal party photos, couple photos, ceremony, family pictures, details, reception and dancing.
Step Two: Decide how many spreads you'd like
All books come with a base of 10 spreads (20 pages). Additional spreads can be added in groups of 5 spreads (10 pages) for an additional cost of $250.
Step Three: Inset Cover Photo
What is an inset cover photo? It's a photo that appears on the cover of your book but instead of being printed on top of the book, it is inserted into the cover. You can choose any photo you'd like to be on the cover, just specify this in the appropriate section in the order form.
See the photo of the sample album for clarification of an inset cover photo.
Step Four: Decide what color Linen you would like for your Album
Here are the following options for linen color.
Step Five: Cover Imprinting
You have the option of putting two lines of text imprinting on the cover of your album for an additional charge of $75. Most couples opt to put their names and the date of the wedding. You're welcome to add anything you'd like, and I can let you know whether or not it would fit.
Examples are: "Matthew and Rebecca | October 18, 2013" or "Mr and Mrs Bridges | October 18, 2013."
Step 6: Order Form
No orders can be started until you complete an order form. This gives me the basis for what you'd like to order. Once the album is in the designing stage, if you want to add pages, you can do so at any point in the process. Once you've okayed the final design, nothing will be able to be changed or added.
Step 7: Reviews, Changes, and Final Approval
Once your album is designed, I will send you a PDF via email for your approval. If you have any changes to the design, they must be submitted in writing, via email, to me within 2 weeks. This process will continue until you give the final seal of approval.
Step 8: Ordering, Shipping, and Final Payment
When the designing portion is complete, your book will be submitted for printing. The printing and shipping process can take up to 3-6 weeks. You'll be updated throughout the process (submission, completion, and shipping). This process takes this long because these books are carefully handmade and built to last a lifetime. Other printing companies print fast and cheap, which doesn't result in well-made keepsakes that will last forever. So be patient with the process, it's worth the wait!