It is not every day that weddings happen. Since weddings are a once in a lifetime occurrence, the beautiful memories one creates with family, friends, and the fiancé in a wedding ceremony must be preserved for nostalgic value. These special occasions must be captured and kept in the most cherished manner possible. Wedding albums are the best solution for storing wedding photographs because they are sturdy, durable, and last for many years, keeping all the memories safe and secure. Decorative wedding albums come in beautiful yet sturdy designs that add further glitter to the golden memories.
Choosing the number of pockets
All wedding albums have pockets in which photos are kept. Wedding albums vary greatly depending on the number of pockets they have. The number of album pockets ranges from 50 to almost 1000 pockets. Albums with less than 100 pockets are called mini-albums, and more than 500 pockets are called mega-albums. The choice of the number of pockets depends significantly on the size of the wedding, the number of photos taken, and the photos’ size. While mini-albums are suitable for small and simple weddings, mega-albums are ideal for large scale expensive and grand weddings.
Why PVC-free albums need to be chosen
A significant drawback of non-digital photographs is their tendency to lose color and fade, which is why non-digital physical photographs must never be exposed to the outside air. Wedding albums solve the photo fading issue by protecting the albums from the outside air, thereby significantly prolonging their life. However, photo corrosion does not only happen by air but also by other materials. Lignin and PVC are known for deteriorating the photo quality, hastening the color fading process, and altering the pictures’ color scheme. Hence, proper care needs to be taken to ensure the albums are free of lignin and PVC.
Common wedding album materials
Since PVC and lignin albums are entirely out of the question, there are various other materials in which wedding albums are made. The most common materials for wedding albums are multiple leather varieties like classic leathers, contemporary leathers, buckrams, Japanese leathers, etc. Faux leather materials like distress faux leather and pearlized faux leathers are used for budget albums. Premium wedding albums are made of silk. Silk wedding albums are perfect for those seeking top-of-the-line quality wedding albums and are ready to spend for it because silk coated albums are rare and tend to be highly expensive.
Landscape vs. portrait albums
Weddings can either be landscape albums and portrait albums. Landscape albums are used for storing landscape photographs, while portrait albums are used for storing portrait photographs. The most common choice of wedding albums is landscape albums since they are broader and more comfortable scrolling through pictures.