What’s the Difference? Wedding Photo Books vs Wedding Photo Albums

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Photographs capture the treasured moments of a wedding for generations to come. Traditionally, the wedding album has been one of the most cherished remembrances of that special day. Today, digital technology offers today’s bride and groom a variety of new options for recording wedding memories, from no-print digital files stored in the cloud and do-it-yourself (typically online) photo books to traditional albums prepared by professional photographers. Although most kinds of books offer ways to preserve and share wedding-day images, these choices are definitely not created equal.

Digilabs Professional Photo Products

Today, in the market, there are two main categories of wedding keepsakes. The main difference between them, yet not the only one, is the technology and paper used for printing them. While photo books (the type you buy from online suppliers) are printed by digital presses on regular (double sided) paper, in a process very similar to the printing of a business brochure, albums are printed using a different photographic process onto photo paper, similar to 8×10 photo prints.

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How to Preserve Your Wedding Dress After the Big Day

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Getting married can be a very rewarding experience for a bride and groom. While a wedding can be lots of fun for a couple and their family, it can be difficult to manage some of the details associated with a wedding ceremony. The following guide provides simple tips and tricks on how to preserve a wedding dress after getting married.

Most wedding dresses manufactured in the United States are made out of a combination of cotton or bleached wool. However, most dresses also contain some elements that are made of polyester or other synthetic materials. In most cases, these types of materials are extremely durable. However, certain types of activities and storage conditions can expose them to an increased risk of mold and mildew growth.
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It’s important to have a wedding dress dry cleaned immediately after a wedding. When an individual wears a wedding dress, acidic oils from the skin can sink into the fabric. While these oils may not be visible to the human eye, they are a tasty treat for bacteria and other organisms. Unfortunately, these bacteria may also use cotton as a source of food. To avoid these types of problems, simply have a wedding dress professionally dry cleaned after one is done wearing it.

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Top Wedding Etiquette Questions from Brides

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Planning a wedding is both hectic and exciting. The bride wants her special day to be perfect, but she does not want to forget to show courtesy to those that help her and the people that attend the wedding. That is why it is always a good idea for a bride to be mindful of proper wedding etiquette as she prepares for the big day.

The top etiquette tips for putting on the perfect wedding cover everything from preparing for the wedding to making sure that the wedding and reception goes off without a hitch. If a bride wants to get people excited about helping her prepare her wedding, then she should learn the rules of etiquette that everyone will expect her to follow.

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How Much Should I Pay for Wedding Photography?

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How Much Should I Pay for Wedding Photography?

Letter from the CEO, BrideBox

A question we at BrideBox are asked most often is, “How much should I pay for my wedding photography?”

The simple answer should be: the lowest price you can get for the quality you are after. Simple, but not a lot of help.

Once upon a time, the only photography products available were prints and albums made of prints, and the bride bought those prints and albums, paying whatever it took to make them: the photographer (i.e. his time and skill as well as equipment), the pro lab production cost, and so on.

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Today after the digital revolution, things are significantly different. For starters, you don’t really need to print anything to view the pictures, and digitally printed products are affordable and wide spread. Furthermore, owning and receiving the digital files has become the standard.

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Every Guest Can Be A Photographer At Your Wedding

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As part of their ongoing push to make wedding photography affordable, innovative and modern, BrideBox announced today unique packages to include a Wedding Photo App

“If you have been to a wedding lately you probably have seen many of the guests snapping pictures, but how many of those pictures were actually shared with the couple and the other guests? Most of the time, these pictures are just forgotten on the individual phones or deleted shortly thereafter, says Bryan Passanisi of BrideBox online’s Marketing team

“So a mobile wedding group-sharing app is a must, and we found Capsule to be the most appropriate app for this need. It’s user-friendly, innovative, and extremely valuable to the couple and wedding guests.” We have teamed up with them to offer this App, regularly sold at $175 -$299, to our customers FREE of charge as part of three very special wedding album packages

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Tips For Reading The Perfect Wedding Vows

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This is it! The big day has finally arrived. You’ve been planning it for months and dreaming about it for years. Not a single detail was left to chance. From your dream venue to the perfect cake and flowers, you’ve planned every single detail with meticulous care. The flouriest has arrived, the cake is being set, your shoes have been polished to a brilliant shine and your dream dress is hanging on the door. You‘ve checked and rechecked everything. “Something Old” is dangling from your bouquet. “Something New” is in a velvet box your groom sent over. “Something Borrowed” is sparkling from your wrist and “Something Blue” will be slipped onto your thigh in matter of minutes. Butterflies are dancing in your stomach. You fight back tears, hoping your makeup really is waterproof as you start working your way into your dress. It is the happiest day of your life, and all of a sudden you start to panic. You worry about the guests, the weather and everything in between. You’ve written your own wedding vows and you’re scared to death you’re going to mess it up. What can you do to calm your nerves and deliver your vows to the man of your dreams on the most important day of your lives?

Penning the Vows
Believe it or not, calming those wedding day vow nerves actually starts when you write your vows. This is not an easy task. It’s sort of like combining poetry with public speaking. It is an emotional and eye-opening experience. These tips will help you write the perfect vows.

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DIY Wedding Warrior Finale: The Reception

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DIY Wedding Warriors: Kat and Nick Toman

The Reception

Kat and Nick’s reception was most expressive of the do-it-herselfer’s talent.

Paint chips: Place cards/ Table numbers / Wedding Art

I cut out little circles from paint swatches I’d collected over the years (there are perks to being a pack rat) and asked people to sign them with silver sharpie so I could make a piece of art after the wedding.

I made some really simple table numbers, and Muscari Design used my antique teal glass collection and zinnias (my favorite!) for the centerpieces.

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DIY Wedding Warrior Part III: Venue and Ceremony

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After a raging afternoon storm pushed the wedding plans indoors, Kat and Nick’s ceremony took center stage in DIY style.

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We wanted to do our posed photos before the ceremony, so we could enjoy as much time with our friends and family as possible. We took some shots at the Milwaukee Art Museum, a beautiful structure designed by Santiago Calatrava, the architect of the Syndey Opera House. In the summer, a retractable splay (which locals dub ‘the whale tail’) fans out over a pedestrian bridge, where we took our photos.

Under the Calatrava, Milwaukee Art Museum

Not sure about this weather

Plan ‘A’ was to get married outside with the Milwaukee Art Museum in the background, from the rooftop of the rooftop of the Downtown Transit Center building. There’s a lot of grass and some trees, and a nice view of the art museum.

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DIY Wedding Warrior Part II: Before the Ceremony

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Part II – Before the Ceremony

(Continuing this week’s spotlight on the DIY Wedding Warriors: Kat and Nick Toman)

For our wedding ceremony, we had plans. But our wedding did not look like anything like the plans we had made. It did, however, turn out to be the happiest  day of our lives.

The “first look” photos were going to be taken in front of our home, an apartment building Nick and I manage, but because of the rain we had to move our shoot indoors.

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