Your wedding day is sure to be full of happiness. From walking down the aisle to exchanging wedding vows with your partner, tearing it up on the dance floor with your wedding guests, to cutting into your wedding cake, your wedding day is full of moments you’re definitely going to want to remember.
Your professional wedding photographer is sure to snap photos of all those happy moments. So, a great way to ensure that you not only get to remember those happy moments but also get to relive them for years to come? Assembling all those photos into a custom wedding album.
A personalized wedding photo album is the perfect way to have a keepsake and commemorate all the amazing memories from your big day. But the question is: How many memories—or photos—should you include for the perfect wedding album?
First things first: When you’re asking the question, “how many photos should I include in my custom wedding album,” there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. There is no “right” number of photos to include in your wedding album. How many photos you include will depend on a variety of factors, including:
The larger the wedding album, the more photos you’ll have to include (for example, if you want your wedding photo album to have 50 pages, you’re going to have to choose more photos to include than if you keep your wedding album to 20 pages).
The number of photos you decide to include in your wedding album may depend on how many photos you have to choose from to begin with. For example, if your wedding photographer delivers 100 photos, you may like 50 of them. This limits the number of photos you include in your album to 50. On the other hand, if your wedding photographer delivers 1,000 photos, you may like 500 (or more!) giving you more photos to choose from, more to fall in love with, and more to potentially include in your wedding album.
Different couples take different approaches to wedding albums; some like to include a huge variety of photos (including photos of their wedding guests), while others like to reserve their album space just for photos of the two of them (for example, photos from the first look, wedding vows, and first dance). Generally, the more types of photos you feature in your wedding album, the higher the number of photos you’ll end up within the final album design.
Some wedding albums feature one photo per page, while some include four or five photos per page. And others? They feature a combination of the two. The number of photos you ultimately include in your wedding album depends on your album’s layout—and how many photos you need per page.
The point is: There is no “right” number of photos to include for a perfect wedding album. There are so many factors to consider, so whether you want to include a few photos, a lot of photos, or some quantity in between, you can make it work.
As mentioned, there is no “right” number of photos to include in your wedding album—but there is definitely an average range that many couples end up falling within.
For 20-page wedding albums, including 10 to 60 images (which works out to between one and three photos per page) will put you right around the average range. If you’re planning to create a larger album or wedding photo book, you would just multiply that number accordingly. So, for a 40-page wedding album, you might include 40 to 120 images; for an 80-page wedding album, you might include 80 to 240 images.
Knowing the average number of photos many couples include in their wedding album is helpful. But when it comes time to decide how many photos to include in your wedding album or wedding photo book, there are a few other things you’ll want to consider, including:
Ultimately, your wedding album is telling the story of your big day. But what that story is—and how many photos you need to bring it to life—is up to you. For example, if you want your wedding album to tell the story of your entire wedding day, from beginning to end, you’ll probably want to include a higher number of photos.
On the other hand, if you want your wedding album to focus strictly on you and your partner—and the sweet moments you shared on your big day—you can probably get away with including fewer photos in the album.
As mentioned, on average, wedding albums feature one to three photos per page. But you’re certainly not locked into that number. Many couples also like to include collage-style pages in their albums, with five to 10 (or more!) photos on a page. So, the more photos you want to feature on each page, the more photos you’ll need to choose for your wedding album.
Whether you want to include 10, 50, or 150 photos in your wedding album (or more!), Zola can help. With Zola’s selection of wedding albums, you have everything you need to craft the perfect collection of photos and memories from your big day, including:
And with albums starting at just $149, Zola’s wedding photo albums are an affordable way to commemorate your big day. So, when you’re ready to create your wedding album, don't worry: We’ve got you covered—no matter how many photos you want to include.