How Long do Wedding Albums Take?
From first seeing your images to holding the finished album in your hands usually takes around 3 months.
This process has three main stages, detailed below. This process should not be rushed because it takes some time for you to get to know and choose the images and for me to find the best sequence, sizes and layouts to make the album flow. Bearing in mind that your wedding album will become a family heirloom it is important to spend that bit of extra time now to get it just right before committing your images to immortality.
Stage 1. Selecting images for your album (4 weeks):
The first part of the album process is for couples to choose the images for their album. The time it takes to do this has ranged from 1 week to 6 months but is usually completed in around a month. An Image Selection gallery is created to enable couples to choose their favourite images over time with a ‘Save Selection’ feature. Once you are happy with your choice you can ‘Send Selection’ when I will receive your list and can begin designing.
Stage 2. Design and Approval (4 weeks):
The second part of album creation is for design, amendments and approval.
2.1. One to two week lead time for work to begin
2.2. One week for design time and proof to be uploaded for couple to view
2.3. One week for couple to approve proof or request changes
2.4. Sometimes a further week is required to make changes and provide new proofs
Stage 3. Album Construction and Transit (5 weeks):
Once approval has been given by the couple the final files are generated and uploaded to the album supplier. The album usually takes 4 weeks for construction which itself has around 50 stages from initial printing and binding through to finishing touches such as name embossment on the cover.
Once received back from my supplier, your album will be forwarded to you on a tracked postal service.