20 Beautiful Wedding Album Ideas for All Your Favorite Photos

These photo books and custom artwork are the perfect way to reflect on precious memories.
20 Wedding Albums to Show Off Your Favorite Photos
Photos, clockwise: Artifact Uprising, Claire Magnolia, Studio Tenebris, Wooden Engraved Shop
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
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Naoimh O'Hare
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Associate Commerce Editor
  • Naoimh writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in shoppable roundups from gift guides to wedding fashion
  • Before working on editorial content, Naoimh wrote storefront descriptions for some of The Knot Worldwide's many wedding vendors
  • Naoimh studied creative writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Updated May 31, 2023
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After all the excitement of your wedding and honeymoon, there's still one more thing to look forward to: getting your wedding photos back. And while that process usually takes a few months, it's never too soon to start thinking about your wedding album and how you want to display your priceless portraits for decades to come. Before you attempt to design your own book from scratch, check out these 20 wedding photo albums that were hand-picked by our editors for their style and functionality.

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What to Ask Your Photographer Before Designing Your Wedding Album

When you start looking for a custom wedding album, ask your wedding photographer if that's a service they can provide. Many photographers are happy to design and send a professional wedding album back to you for an added cost, instead of only returning the digital files or hardcopy prints. The bonus of doing this is that you'll get your photographer's professional eye and expertise—if you love their photos, chances are you'll love the wedding album they design, too. If you'd rather design your own wedding photo book, review your contract or follow up with your photographer to confirm that you're allowed to print and use the photos on your own.

Average Wedding Album Cost

The cost of a wedding album or photo book depends on a lot of different things, such as the size, type of paper, cover material and number of pages. With all that in mind, expect to shell out around $150 to $300 on a traditional, high-quality wedding book, especially if you're outsourcing the design to a professional. If that number stresses you out a little, you can find options that are less costly, but you may need to handle the photo arranging yourself.

Where to Buy Wedding Photo Albums

  • Artifact Uprising: If you love the hands-on approach, Artifact Uprising is the go-to for wedding photo album books, professional-quality prints and more. Their platform makes it easy to create your own album (even if you're new to the process), but they also offer design services if you need a creative boost.
  • Etsy: For custom wedding albums and bespoke designs, there's nowhere better than Etsy. The marketplace offers thousands of unique and handmade options from a range of sellers and luxury artisans from all over the world.
  • Mixbook: Mixbook is a great place to look for wedding picture books if you're shopping on a budget but don't want to resort to a scrapbook or DIY album. Upload your pictures and create a personalized wedding album by changing the page layouts, backgrounds, text and more.

Custom Wedding Albums

Show off your wedding photos in an extra-special way by opting for personalized details, engraving and custom artwork.

1. Artifact Uprising Customized Hardcover Photo Album

Wedding album from Artifact Uprising to preserve your wedding memories
Photo: Artifact Uprising

What better way to let your wedding photos shine than by showcasing them on the front of the album? You can customize every detail of this hardcover book, from the fabric and foil colors on the cover to the size, paper type (glossy or matte) and page count.

  • What Editors Love: Choose from a full-cover photo or photo dust jacket
  • Size: 4 sizes
  • Number of Pages: Up to 150
  • Material: Hardcover linen

    2. Minted Custom Heart-Shaped Photo Art

    Custom Heart-Shaped Photo Art from Minted for the best wedding photo album ideas
    Photo: Minted

    If you're looking for a creative way to showcase your wedding photos, this custom wall art is for you. Arrange your favorite wedding portraits in a heart-shaped collage complete with geometric lines in gold, silver or rose gold. You can also add your initials and the year underneath your masterpiece to further commemorate your special day. But the actual artwork isn't the only thing to love here—there's also a selection of gorgeous framing options that'll make it a truly personal piece of decor.

    • What Editors Love: The framed option is ready to hang immediately upon delivery
    • Size: 2 sizes
    • Material: Wooden or metal frame

      3. Arcoalalbum Velvet Photo Memory Box

      Velvet Photo Memory Box from Arcoalalbum for the best wedding album ideas
      Photo: Arcoalalbum

      Maybe it's time to think inside the box. Instead of a personalized wedding photo album, have your wedding pics printed on stunning loose pages to store in a beautiful keepsake box. Plus, it's just as heirloom-worthy as a traditional album, and you can choose from a selection of colors for the box and the text.

      • What Editors Love: Store other wedding mementos (like letters and trinkets) alongside your photos
      • Size: 17 sizes
      • Material: Velvet

      4. Umi the Carpenter Customized Pull-Out Photo Album Box

      Customized Pull-Out Photo Album Box from Umi the Carpenter
      Photo: Umi the Carpenter

      Store this cute keepsake box on your coffee table or desk to peek at your wedding photos whenever the mood strikes. The photos fold out accordion-style, giving you a unique way to highlight your favorite snapshots if flipping through a traditional album isn't your style. We also love this as a gift idea for your parents or grandparents after the wedding day.

      • What Editors Love: Photos are printed and packaged for you after uploading
      • Size: 3.5" x 2.7' x 1.6"
      • Number of Pages: 14 photos
      • Material: 100% FSC-certified wood and glossy paper

      5. Studio Tenebris Emerald Green Velvet Photo Album

      Emerald Green Velvet Photo Album from Studio Tenebris for the best wedding album
      Photo: Studio Tenebris

      Any couple who loves to DIY will have tons of fun adding their favorite wedding prints to this velvet scrapbook album. You can choose to include up to two pockets per page in three different sizes, and the paper inside comes in white or black. Choose from 16 velvet hues personalized with your names and wedding date for a display-worthy finishing touch.

      • What Editors Love: Use photo corners to create your own layouts on the pages
      • Size: 4 sizes
      • Number of Pages: Up to 50 pages
      • Material: Hardcover velvet

      6. Mixbook Hardcover Metallic Photo Album

      Metallic Photo Album from Mixbook for the best hardcover wedding album
      Photo: Mixbook

      Showcase your favorite photo front and center on this hardcover wedding album. The design is accented with a pretty gold metallic motif that carries throughout each page of the book (like celebratory confetti), with the option to add custom text to the layouts.

      • What Editors Love: Fully customizable, from the paper type to the size, shape and page count
      • Size: 4 sizes
      • Number of Pages: Up to 399 pages
      • Material: Matte or glossy hardcover

      7. Framebridge The Triptych 3-Frame Display

      3-Frame Photo Display from Framebridge for your wedding album
      Photo: Framebridge

      The best wedding albums are the ones that brighten up your home every day. If you're not the DIY wedding photo album type, stray from the traditional book and start a gallery wall with your most special snapshots. This matching frame trio will instantly put your favorite wedding memories in the spotlight, and you never have to worry about them gathering dust on the shelf. (And if you happen to be shopping for a couple, these frames are an excellent wedding gift.)

      • What Editors Love: Six different frame colors to match your home decor
      • Size: 76" x 34" each
      • Material: Acrylic and non-acidic paper

      8. Wooden Engraved Shop Customized Adventure-Themed Album

      Customized Adventure-Themed Album from Wooden Engraved Shop
      Photo: Wooden Engraved Shop

      If you're a couple who loves to travel together (or you spend all of your time in the great outdoors), it's only fitting to mark the start of your wonderful next chapter with this rustic wooden wedding album. The cover is engraved with the romantic phrase, "And so the adventure begins" and can be customized with your names and the date of your nuptials for an extra-special touch.

      • What Editors Love: The binder style allows you to easily add more pages as needed
      • Size: 3 sizes
      • Number of Pages: Up to 60 sheets
      • Material: 5 natural wood options

      Leather Wedding Albums

      Whether you prefer vegan or genuine leather, these timeless and refined leather wedding albums are perfect for displaying on a coffee table or bookshelf.

      9. Printique Leather Photo Book

      Leather Photo Book from Printique for the best wedding album ideas
      Photo: Printique

      Multiple color options and leather types (vegan or genuine) give you total control of the design for this leather wedding photo book. Follow one of Printique's page layout templates if you're a novice when it comes to arranging photos, or tap into your creative side to complete your one-of-a-kind book.

      • What Editors Love: Choose one of the metallic genuine leather colors for a luxe look
      • Size: 8 sizes
      • Number of Pages: Up to 100 pages
      • Material: Hardcover vegan or genuine leather

      10. Album Hut Engraved Leather Photo Album

      Engraved Leather Photo Album from Printique
      Photo: Printique

      This raw leather cover will develop a gorgeous patina over the years. The cover is blind-embossed with your initials, giving the design a minimalistic but personal finish. Once you upload your photos, you'll work with the brand's team to finalize the layout of the album.

      • What Editors Love: Store the album in the bamboo keepsake box that looks just as stylish
      • Size: 6 sizes
      • Number of Pages: Up to 90 pages
      • Material: Raw leather

      11. Artifact Uprising Flat Photo Album

      Flat Photo Album from Artifact Uprising for the best wedding album ideas
      Photo: Artifact Uprising

      This leather wedding photo album is luxurious and customizable, from the size and foil color to the type of paper and end-sheet color. It's also worth adding the keepsake walnut box to your order for easy and safe storage (if you think you'll ever want to put it down, that is).

      • What Editors Love: Personalize the cover with a favorite photo and your names
      • Size: 4 sizes
      • Number of Pages: Up to 90 pages
      • Material: Recycled leather

        Linen Wedding Albums

        If you love classic-with-a-twist style, these linen wedding albums will catch your eye. Check out these options in a range of colors and price points.

        12. Arcoalalbum Linen Photo Album with Storage Box

        Linen Photo Album with Storage Box from Arcoalalbum
        Photo: Arcoalalbum

        You can personalize every detail of this linen wedding album, down to the color of the ribbon on the keepsake box. With 14 font options, more than 20 font colors and 28 linen colors, the finished design will be totally handmade to your preferences. It includes a gorgeous matching storage box.

        • What Editors Love: When you order two identical albums, the shop will make a third one at no extra cost
        • Size: 9 sizes
        • Number of Pages: Up to 100 pages
        • Material: Italian cotton or linen and Fuji silk photographic paper

          13. Artifact Uprising Linen Cover Photo Album

          Linen Cover Photo Album from Artifact Uprising to capture wedding memories
          Photo: Artifact Uprising

          Delicate foil stamping decorates this classic linen hardcover album. You'll have your pick of 14 different fabric colors, including two floral patterned options, along with four text colors. The seamless, layflat binding lets you enjoy the photos to their fullest.

          • What Editors Love: Choose rush shipping to have the book on its way in six business days
          • Size: 6 sizes
          • Number of Pages: Up to 90 pages
          • Material: Hardcover linen

          14. La Lente Linen Photo Album

          Linen Photo Album from La Lente for elegant wedding album ideas
          Photo: La Lente

          In search of a linen wedding album on a budget? Try this understated book, which comes in seven different colors. The built-in photo pockets hold up to 200 4x6" photos with room for handwritten notes or captions.

          • What Editors Love: Arrange your photos without needing a computer or other materials (like tape or photo corners)
          • Size: 8.6" x 8.6" x 2"
          • Number of Pages:100 pages
          • Material: Hardcover linen

          15. Arcoalalbum Traditional Linen Photo Album

          Traditional Linen Photo Album from Arcoalalbum for your wedding album
          Photo: Arcoalalbum

          Spend time arranging this album with your new spouse once you receive prints of your wedding photos. Use photo corners or photo splits (self-adhesive dots) to decorate the blank pages with your favorite snapshots. We recommend adding the optional tissue paper to each spread to keep the photos on the opposite page from touching.

          • What Editors Love: The album can be displayed alone or with the matching storage sleeve
          • Size: 9 sizes
          • Number of Pages: Up to 80 pages
          • Material: Italian linen

          Luxury Wedding Albums

          Your wedding photos are an investment, and that includes choosing a proper wedding album to keep them safe and organized for years to come. Splurge on these luxe photo books and other ways to showcase your favorite pics.

          16. Aura x Michael Aram Digital Wedding Photo Frame with Hearts

          Digital Wedding Photo Frame with Hearts from Aura
          Photo: Aura

          A wedding photo album or book isn't the only way to preserve your favorite pictures. This digital picture frame automatically cycles through every photograph you upload, so all of your wedding portraits get equal love. Plus, you can easily manage the frame from the computer or Aura app and invite loved ones to upload their photos from your wedding too.

          • What Editors Love: Plays videos (with sound) in addition to your photos
          • Size: 11.1" x 9.2" x 4.2"
          • Material: Silver frame with hearts

          17. Smythson Leather Gilt-Edged Photo Album

          Leather Gilt-Edged Photo Album from Smythson for the best wedding album
          Photo: Smythson

          Anyone in the market for a luxury wedding album should see what London-based brand Smythson has to offer. This high-end leather photo album is their largest option and features gold-trimmed pages for added opulence. The icing on the cake? This crossgrain leather album is available in three colors: chalk, black and sandstone.

          • What Editors Love: Customize the cover with optional personalization
          • Size: 16" x 12"
          • Number of Pages: 50 pages
          • Material: Hardcover leather

          18. Claire Magnolia Silk Wedding Photo Album

          Silk Wedding Photo Album from Claire Magnolia for the best wedding album
          Photo: Claire Magnolia

          Dreaming of a vintage wedding album your photos will look utterly timeless in? Place your beloved pictures in this elegant scrapbook album, which is finished off with a gorgeous raw silk bow. You can customize the design by choosing the color and fabric for the cover, plus the embossed text.

          • What Editors Love: Each album is made to order using archival-quality materials
          • Size: 7 sizes
          • Number of Pages: Up to 100 pages
          • Material: Linen, satin or silk dupioni

          19. Printique Metal Cover Photo Album

          Metal Cover Photo Album from Printique
          Photo: Printique

          The best wedding photo albums are the ones that will stand the test of time—and with a durable metal cover, this one will do just that. Your cover photo is infused right into the metal, making it glossy, clear and resistant to heat and water. The hardcover photo book lays flat, so you can even use panoramic photos that span across two pages. Still not convinced? Printique has pre-designed wedding album templates that'll make putting everything together a breeze. (And if you'd rather get creative, you're free to start from scratch too.)

          • What Editors Love: The leather back cover adds modern luxury flair
          • Size: 4 sizes
          • Number of Pages: Up to 100 pages
          • Material: Metal and vegan or genuine leather

          20. PikPerfect Luxury Layflat Photo Album

          Luxury Layflat Photo Album from PikPerfect
          Photo: PikPerfect

          While pretty much any of the options on this list will look great on your coffee table, this flush-mount album is especially fitting. Thick pages maintain their shape no matter how often you flip through them, meaning you (and anyone who visits your home) can enjoy special moments from your wedding day over and over again. Bonus: There are so many ways to make this custom wedding photo book your own. Choose a linen, velvet, vegan leather or genuine leather cover.

          • What Editors Love: Upgrade with an acrylic cover or cameo window
          • Size: 5 sizes
          • Number of Pages: Up to 80 pages
          • Material: 7 cover material options
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