The 14 best places to buy your wedding album online
Find the perfect memento for your happily ever after.
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Wedding season is upon us, and if you’re planning a wedding right now, you’re probably overwhelmed with the sheer number of decisions you have to make. With venues, cakes, dresses, flowers, and so many miscellaneous things, the number of choices seems endless. Then, there are all the things you have to do after the wedding.
Wedding albums might seem like an afterthought, but they are essential to chronicling your special night and reliving all of its magical moments. To help you cross one more thing off of your to-do list, we researched the 14 best places to buy wedding albums online. From the modern to the elegant, these sites make it easy to memorialize your digital images.
Our favorite: Premium Photo Books—$125.99
Shutterfly is a pro at printing (it’s the best online photo printing service we’ve ever tested) and offers three great wedding photo album choices, ranging from $22.49 to $281.25. The standard hardcover books are the lowest in the price range and include 20 standard pages, with upgrades available. The premium photo books contain deluxe flat lay pages with a double-thick stain finish. The professional flush mount albums, which are the most expensive of the bunch, have seamless spread pages and come in a protective storage box. You can either design the album yourself with custom backgrounds and layouts or use the Make My Album service, where professional designers will use your photos and create a beautiful display for you. It’s that easy.
2. Artifact Uprising
Our favorite: Wedding Layflat Photo Album—$149
While Artifact Uprising offers a variety of photo albums, there are only two specific wedding album options: the Wedding Layflat Photo Album and Hardcover Wedding Photo Book. The Layflat Photo Album, in particular, is a bestseller and all of the customizations can be easily selected on its site. You can choose your size, cover color, cover font color, paper type, and design before creating and curating the inside of your album. The cover features a beautiful fabric background with foil text and can be customized with any text you choose. It’s both elegant and sentimental.
Our favorite: Rustic Chic Premium Layflat Hardcover Photo Book—$69.99
Want to document more than just your wedding date? Like an album for your engagement or honeymoon? If that’s the case, Snapfish has options for memorializing your wedding and then some. Most albums start at $99.99 and include 20 pages. Sizes range from 5 inches by 7 inches to 12 inches by 12 inches, and you can select softcover, hardcover, layflat hardcover, layflat matte hardcover, leather cover, and more. The selections are really endless with Snapfish—and you can also customize the backgrounds and embellishments for more of a scrapbooking experience.
Our favorite: Claire Magnolia Velvet Photo Album—$94
You can spend hours browsing Etsy for handmade goods and gifts. Unsurprisingly, Etsy offers a huge selection of wedding photo albums from a variety of sellers. One of the bestsellers is a handmade, velvet album with various customization options. For pretty much all wedding albums, you can work directly with the seller to personalize, add emblems, and add extra pages. Note that you likely won’t be able to upload photos digitally, but you can have fun printing and laying out the photos yourself if you’re the crafty type. If you want something handcrafted and unique, Etsy is perfect.
5. MILK Books
Our favorite: Premium Photo Album—$199
MILK Books offers amazing quality photo albums at a range of prices. The simple, minimalist designs look super clean, so the focus is all on the newlyweds. There are leather, classic, premium, and moleskin options, or you can get a three-piece set to tell your entire love story. It comes with a large photo book and two medium ones, which you can use for your honeymoon and engagement photos or send a mini wedding album to your family. There are various customization options, including format (landscape, portrait, etc.), cover fabric color, paper options, and more.
Our favorite: Signature Photo Album—$159.99
Mpix offers a simple, leather wedding album in three sizes: 8 inches by 8 inches, 10 inches by 10 inches, and 12 inches by 12 inches. You can also choose from five beautiful leather colors: polar, blush, nightfall, mist, and oatmeal. The albums start at 20 pages, but you have the option to go up to 100 pages. Depending on the page type you choose (luster, glossy, or deep matte), prices range from $159.99 to $314.99. The album builder at Mpix makes it easy to import your photos and select your layouts. Even better, the album will be shipped within two business days.
Our favorite: Large Landscape—$87.99
Like other photo album services, Blurb lets you choose between softcover, hardcover, or layflat albums, as well as your preferred paper type. But, what stands out about Blurb is its wide selection of templates and its sophisticated design tool. The BookWright tool is free to download (for both Mac or PC) and allows you to customize your album in three easy steps. If you’re not super tech-savvy, don’t worry, the design tool has easy-to-follow tutorials. With more control over the design compared to premade albums, you’ll have something special that you’ll love looking at for years to come.
Our favorite: Premier Wedding Album—$199
Zola specializes in all things weddings, particularly wedding registries, so you can expect high quality when it comes to preserving the memories of your special day in a photo album. Selections start at $149, with classic, premier, and deluxe options available. Simply pick your layout style, add your photos, and either make your own further customizations or go with Zola’s recommendations. The company boasts a special photo printing process that produces especially vibrant and clear photos. You can also choose from a variety of book materials, including linen, Italian leather, vegan leather, colored foil, and more.
Our favorite: Classic Black Hard Cover—$19.97
If you’re planning your wedding on a budget, Walmart’s photo center is a great inexpensive photo album option. We’ve tested the photo printing service and were honestly impressed with the quality for the price, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice an amazing album no matter what your budget is. You can choose from a variety of sizes and photo album types (hardcover, layflat, mini layflat, leather cover, linen cover, and more). Prices start at just $5.96, most albums can be ready the same day, and orders over $35 ship for free.
Our favorite: Extra-large Hardcover—$25.99
As an app that’s exclusively used with Apple products, like iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, Motif has a more niche user base. But it’s a fast and easy tool for those who already have photos in their Apple devices and it’s highly rated in the App Store. The app is free and lets you upload and customize your photos into either softcover or hardcover albums. Motif uses premium paper that the company claims enhances your photos’ bright colors without any bleeding through other pages. You can choose from a range of sizes and have your photo album shipped directly to you, and eco-conscious people will be happy to know Motif uses sustainable materials.
Our favorite: Simple White Wedding—$69.74
Mixbook has an impressive 65 wedding designs to choose from, which is one of the largest selections on this list. From rustic to elopement to boho chic, there is surely a theme on the site that will match your wedding vibe. But if none of them suit your fancy, you can start from scratch and design a blank template. Prices start as low as $15.99 but increase with the customization options you choose and you can change the shape, size, paper finish, and cover of the album. Albums start with 45 pages, but you can add more pages for $1.39 each.
Our favorite: Layflat Wedding Album—$60
While Chatbooks might not have as many options as the other services on this list, it’s a great choice if you’re easily overwhelmed by choices and endless scrolling. Its layflat book comes in one size, uses one-page material, and has one layout, but you can go up to 100 pages for some variety. Or you can opt for its smaller hardcover option. Simply select your cover color, upload your photos, drag and drop them where you please, and you’ll be on your way to a beautiful wedding album.
Our favorite: Formal Wedding Book—$69.99
Printique has perhaps the most size options on this list and offers a wide variety of themes, too. You can either choose from one of its themes (like daisy, ornate, location wedding, traditional, etc.) or start from scratch and put your design skills to the test. Prices start at $69.99 and you can choose your custom cover, shape, and paper type. You do need to make an account to get the process started, but it’s free to do so. Once you’ve made your selections, you can upload your photos and then begin customizing with layouts, backgrounds, text, stickers, and more. You can save your project for later, preview your book, or share your project through its Books Wizard platform before shipping it to admire your memories IRL.
14. Altar Albums
Our favorite: Anza—$249
Formerly known as Bride Box, Altar Albums has three core photo album selections, starting at just $99. Choose your page type, cover material (including printed leather and printed metal), size, and style, and then get started with customization. Altar Album’s website makes the process simple by guiding you through each step with how-to videos and customer support also available if you ever feel stuck. Before your album is shipped to you, experts will review your selections to make sure every page is perfect, which is good for those of us that are always stuck on what photos to choose.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.