Wedding Album or Wedding Photo Book? Choose what's best for you.

Wedding Album or Wedding Photo Book? Choose what's best for you.

These are some of the most important photos you will take in your life. Choosing the right album or photo book to keep them in is an important decision, as well. At Nations Photo Lab, you can find a Wedding Album or Wedding Photo Book beautifully designed to hold your precious memories. But which one is right for you? We’ll break down the differences (and similarities) to make it easy for you to choose.


Wedding Photo Book Wedding Photo Book Designs

The Wedding Photo Book has 20 different designs to choose from to inspire you. The designs also have matching Wedding Guest Book designs and a few have matching Save the Date designs. So you can keep the theme going from the beginning.

The Wedding Album has 11 different cover styles available, including genuine leather, linen and canvas, but does not have pre-made designs like the Wedding Photo Book.

Cover Style

Wedding Album Wedding Album Leather Cover Options

For the Wedding Album, your cover options are:

  • 7 types of genuine Italian leather
  • 2 shades of cotton linen
  • Custom Photo Wrap (canvas or lustre)
  • Canvas Wrap

The non-photo options include the ability to add embossing to the cover.

For the Wedding Photo Book, your cover options are:

  • 2 types of genuine Italian leather (black and brown)
  • 3 shades of linen cloth
  • Custom Lustre Photo

Style & Number of Pages

Wedding Album Wedding Album Lay Flat, Flush Mount Pages

Wedding Albums have what is called “lay flat” or “flush mount” pages, meaning there is no break or binding that disrupts the flow of a spread from page to page. This allows you to create striking panoramic spreads or to get creative with two-page layouts. You can choose up to 50 spreads/100 pages with thin pages or 25 spreads/50 pages with thick pages.

Wedding Photo Book Lay Flat Pages

Wedding Photo Books are available in a classic style (with traditional book binding) or a lay flat style. The lay flat Wedding Photo Book style differs from an Album in that there is a small “gutter” between the two pages in each spread. You can include up to 70 spreads (140 pages) in a single classic style book.

Size Options

Wedding Albums are available in the 7 sizes:

Wedding Photo Books are available in 5 sizes:


Wedding Photo Book Wedding Photo Book Customization

If you’re looking for customization, the Wedding Photo Book will be a great option for you. Each design's text and layout is customizable, and there is also an option to create your own from scratch. Get inspired by our designs and add your own photos and text.

Wedding Album Wedding Album Cover Embossing

Our Wedding Album also offers customization through embossing on the cover or adding a photo to the Photo Wrap cover option.

Price Point

Let’s get right to the point; price point, that is. One of the biggest differences between our Wedding Album and Wedding Photo Book is price. The starting point for our Photo Book is $33.35 for a 5x7” book, while our Album is $99 for an 8x8”.

Ultimately, both products offer excellent features, so it’s up to you to choose which one fits your style!

Need some inspiration on choosing Wedding Photos to fill your Album or Photo Book? Check out our guide to How to Pick Photos for your Wedding Album!

Not quite ready for a Wedding Photo Book, but have photos you’d like to make into a bound memory? Learn more about the difference between our Photo Albums and Photo Books.

Want to hear what people are saying about Nations’ quality? Check out our outstanding review in PCMag!

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