Home Wedding Planning Featured Vendors {Sponsored Post} Clever Ways to Create Digital Photo Books with Blurb

Blurb is a publishing platform that enables anyone to create truly beautiful, one-of-a-kind, books. Blurb makes it easy to design, publish, promote, share, and even sell your book.

Make a guest register for your big day. Make gifts for the wedding party. Or make a customized wedding photo book with gorgeous paper, a linen hardcover, and binding built to last.

Most photographers are willing to provide you with a disk containing all your photos in digital format.  What you do with those photos after the wedding is up to you – but one clever idea is to turn them into your own photo book, and then create mini versions to give as gifts to the family and friends who attended your wedding.

Pictured here are examples of two sizes of photo books created at Blurb.com.  The large book is a lovely example of a keepsake for yourself and your parents.  The small book would be a great thank-you gift to your bridesmaids – and you can pick and choose different pictures for each book.

The best thing about Blurb is how many options there are for creating exactly what you want, easily.

If you had a photo booth at your reception, you will likely end up with lots of extra photos of your guests.  What do you do with all these funny photos?  Why not turn your entire film of photo booth photos into a digital photo book!

If you haven’t decided yet whether or not to have a photo booth at your upcoming wedding reception, we say do it!  Then you can have all these fun images to put into a book!  And at prices starting at $3.95 each, this can be a very affordable gift for wedding attendants.  Even use Blurb’s super cool tools to add text to photos, turn them black and white, or enhance the colors with a few clicks.

By the way, this type of photo booth is a ton of fun, and can totally be a DIY project that done on a low budget.

A few more awesome things about Blurb:

  • Need a discount to sweeten the deal? They have a 15% promo offer for DIY Bride!  Be sure to click the banner to the right.
  • Nervous about screwing it up?  They have a step-by-step tutorials and webinars to teach newbies how to make a professional photo book.  http://www.blurb.com/help/tutorials
  • Did a bunch of friends post your wedding photos on Facebook?  Make a book with Facebook photos! http://www.blurb.com/apps/facebook
  • Got mad skills?  Download a plug-in to design your book using Adobe InDesign http://www.blurb.com/apps/indesign-plugin

All too often, extra wedding photos get stored under the bed in a box where they will sit and collect dust for another year or two.  If this describes you, then go get those photos and start creating a book!  The process is fun, easy, and you’ll be impressed with how well you do using Blurb.com.  Don’t think for a second that these are the same books as Walgreens and Walmart offer – these are high-quality, totally customized photo books – made by you.

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be designing my own Blurb photo book with my wedding photos that have been stored under my bed since last year (my anniversary is this weekend, so it’s about time I do something with the photos!). I’ll share my experience and the final book on the blog in August, so stay tuned!

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2 replies to this post
  1. I am a firm believer in Blurb! You may be able to find cheaper options elsewhere, but these books are such high quality! I used them for my wedding albums (big one for us, small ones for parents), honeymoon book and for our first annual “yearbook”. I plan on doing this yearbook every year and will use Blurb every time!

    • What a cool idea – a yearbook! Never thought of that. Thanks for sharing your experience with Blurb, Maggie!

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