These Are the 18 Best Wedding Photo Albums for Preserving All Of Your Memories

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The 19 Best Wedding Photo Albums in 2022

Brides / Chloe Jeong

In case you haven’t yet heard, your wedding day will fly by in the blink of an eye, which is a large part of the reason why having wedding photos you love is so important. The cake will get eaten, flowers tossed, wedding dress dry cleaned and put in storage…but it’s the pictures of your big day that you’ll come back to time and time again, especially when you want to relive all of those special moments. The easiest way to do so? Compiling them all into a beautiful wedding photo album.

“An album allows you to relive your wedding day in a way that single photos, no matter whether they’re digital or framed, simply can’t,” explains Claire Roche, Shutterfly Wedding Expert and Creative Director/Planner at Grit and Grace Event Co. There’s no shortage of album options out there—no matter whether you want to have your photos digitally printed or go old school and insert them yourself—plus all kinds of materials and colors to choose from.

Meet the Expert

Claire Roche, is a Shutterfly Wedding Expert and the Creative Director/Planner at Grit and Grace Event Co. She’s also amassed more than 1 million followers on TikTok and was recently named one of the top people to follow if you’re planning a wedding.

We've researched some of the best wedding photo albums out there for all tastes and preferences, and added some helpful tips on how to create one.

Read on for the best wedding albums.

Arcoalbum Suede Wedding Photo Album

Arcoalbum Wedding Album

Etsy

Simple? Yes. Super sophisticated? Also yes. This album is covered in luxurious Italian suede and embossed with custom lettering. Choose from over 40 colors for the cover, 17 different embossing fonts, as well as the page color and album size to create a final product that perfectly suits your style.

Shutterfly Wedding Photo Book

Shutterfly Wedding Photo Books

Shutterfly

This may be your go-to website for printing out run-of-the-mill photos, but they also offer great options for weddings, including a premium photo book. They come in five sizes (at various price points) and have a high-end leather cover. You can even take advantage of their free design service and have one of their expert designers create your album for you.

Artifact Uprising Wedding Layflat Photo Album

Artifact Uprising Wedding Layflat Photo Album

 Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

There’s a good reason why these have somewhat of a cult-like following. The foil-stamped, heirloom-quality albums are classic and timeless. You get to choose your size, fabric and foil colors, paper quality, and cover design to customize it, and the website makes it easy to design the layout of your photos.

Mixbook Photo Co. Wedding Photo Books

Mixbook Photo Co. Wedding Photo Books

Mixbook

Not quite sure exactly what you want your wedding photo album to look like? Well, there are over 70 (yes, 70) options of these photo books to choose from, but don’t stress. They’re conveniently designed for you according to various themes, think things such as ‘industrial chic’ or ‘modern beach wedding,’ making it easy to find the album that perfectly reflects the vibe of your big day. And if nothing strikes your fancy, there’s also a great blank option that lets you DIY.

Janney Leather Leatherette Photo Album

Janneyleather Leatherette Photo Album

Etsy

You’d never guess that this album is made from faux leather—but it is, helping to keep the price much more affordable. It comes in four sizes and six colors and can be custom embossed with any text of your choosing on the front.

PikPerfect Coffee Table Wedding Book

PikPerfect Coffee Table Wedding Book

PikPerfect

Create an album via this website and you get access to a lot of unique features. For starters, you can take advantage of their wedding album design service (which comes with an unlimited number of revisions). Plus, if you order an album, you also get a link to a free digital version that’s great for sharing with family and friends. This particular album is oversized, ideal for yes, a coffee table, and can showcase up to 1000 photos.

Mpix Glory Days Accordian Mini Album

Mpix Glory Days Accordian Mini Album

Mpix

On the flip side, if you’re looking for an album that you can easily tout around and show off to anyone and everyone, this adorable mini option is a perfect choice. It can hold between six and 15 photos, making it ideal for just your few fave moments of the day. We also love it as an option for engagement photos or honeymoon highlights.

Zola Classic Wedding Album

Zola Wedding Album

Zola

Offering everything from wedding websites to registries to invites, Zola truly is a one-stop wedding shop, so it’s not surprising that they also have albums. They’re simple yet elegant; choose from six sizes, 15 colors, and anywhere from 20-70 pages. Also nice: You can even add one of these to your registry.

Snapfish Hardcover Photo Book

Snapfish Hardcover Photo Book

Snapfish

With prices ranging from $19.99 to $109.99, there’s one of these photo books to fit every price point. They come in various shapes and sizes, plus tons of different preset layouts, where all you have to do is pop in the photos of your choice and call it a day.

Heilsa DIY Supply Photo Memory Book

HeilsaDiySupply Photo Memory Book

Etsy

If you’re a couple that loves to scrapbook, this album is choice. Not only is it great for housing photos, but it’s also perfect for including any other wedding mementos, like copies of your vows, a ceremony program, a dried boutonniere—options are endless.

Chatbooks Premium Layflat Book

Chatbooks Premium Layflat Book

Chatbooks

Nothing against your professional photo snaps, but we’re willing to bet that your guests probably captured some great photos on their smartphones, too. Enter Chatbooks, which allows you to upload pics directly from a phone to create a surprisingly high-quality album. You can even make a book filtered by that wedding hashtag you so carefully came up with.

Rag & Bone Bindery Small Page Paper Album

Rag & Bone Bindery Small Page Paper Album

Rag & Bone

This handmade album has a silk cover and is bound with sewn ribbon, truly making it a beautiful keepsake for years to come. The blank pages inside are perfect not only for photos, but also for notes and other mementos.

Aura Carver Luxe Digital Frame

Aura Carver Luxe Digital Frame

Aura Frames

For those in search of a modern take on the classic album, a digital picture frame offers the perfect alternative. This one has an unlimited photo and video storage, and even has built-in speakers to play sound on said videos, making it the perfect place to upload all kinds of wedding content. Not to mention that it’s extremely aesthetically pleasing and works well with any type of home decor.

Smythson Large Photo Album in Panama

Smythson Large Photo Album

Smythson

This splurge-worthy pick is ideal for those who want their wedding album to be a showstopper in and of itself, photos aside. The oversized, hardbound option is made of cross-grain calf leather and houses 50 pages of gilt-edged white paper. Personalize the cover with your names and wedding date for an extra special touch.

Printique Leather Photo Album

Printique Leather Photo Album

Printique

It doesn’t get more classic than this leather-bound album. Well, to be accurate, there’s both a faux, vegan leather option (which comes in 13 colors), as well as a genuine leather version (in four colors and textures). There are also eight different paper types to choose from, much more than many other companies offer.

RECUTMS Large Capacity Photo Album

RECUTMS Photo Album

Amazon

Opt for this fan favorite—available via same-day Prime delivery—and your wedding album creation can easily be a weekend project. The oversized, classic album can hold up to 600 vertical and horizontal photos and comes in eight colors. We love it as an option for the more candid snaps taken by family and friends.

Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

Minted Heart Snapshot Mix Photo Art

Courtesy of Minted

Another out-of-the-box idea, this allows you to collage your favorite wedding memories and turn them into a beautiful piece of wall art. Choose from two sizes and plenty of frame options (though you can also order it unframed.) It’s a surefire way to ensure that you’ll look at your wedding pics every day.

Hey Blanks 3-Inch Mini Photo Album

Hey Blanks 3 Inch Mini Photo Album

Amazon

If you had Polaroid cameras at your wedding, this mini-album is a must. It’s the perfect size to display all of those fun, candid snaps from the evening. And at such a wallet-friendly price, you can pick up as many as you need to make sure every one of those photos makes it in.

What to look for in a wedding photo book

Dual orientation

According to Roche, it’s important to choose an album that allows you to include both horizontal and vertical photos. This way, you'll be able to alternate between candid closeups, decor details and formal portraits.

Photo size

Having the option to include photos of various sizes is another important feature, notes Roche. A variety of image sizes ensures that the pages of your album provide visual interest and feel more dynamic.

The cover color and material

The color of your album cover is totally a matter of personal preference, though keep in mind that darker colors are slightly better at hiding wear and tear over time. You might want to take your wedding palette and theme into consideration when choosing an album—it's an added touch that will help you commemorate the big day on your bookshelf or coffee table.

FAQ
  • What materials are best for a wedding photo album?

    This really does boil down to your tastes and styles. Leather (both real and faux) tends to be more durable, although more delicate materials like linen and silk will stand the test of time if they’re properly stored and cared for.


    Consider how your album will be used when choosing a material. Is it something that will be on display on the coffee table for regular perusing? Stored in a keepsake box? Choose your material based on how much the book may be handled. 

  • How do you put together a wedding photo album?

    Roche says the first part is to narrow down your photos to your top favorites; make it a fun activity with your partner and turn it into a date night as you relive the day. Then, the easiest thing to do is work your way through the photos, in chronological order: “This will allow the album to really tell the story of your wedding day from start to finish,” says Roche.

  • When should we make a wedding photo album?

    The short answer: Whenever you want. “Some couples really love to have it done by their first anniversary, but the truth is there's no perfect time to do it aside from when it works for you,” says Roche.

Why Trust Brides

Brides contributor Melanie Rud has nearly 15 years of journalism experience covering the beauty and lifestyle space for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. She’s also a recent newlywed—who is currently in the process of mentally preparing to create her wedding album.

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