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to want to do wedding album now, straight after wedding? DH says wait 6 months...

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robinlovesfatman · 26/06/2015 20:30

Post wedding am feeling excited. One of the gifts was a really expensive album, you know the kind... made of unicorn hair and rabbit's dreams.
DH saus we need to wait for six months to carefully pick photos as people change their mind after wedding. The thing is the gift allows fifty photos but I want 70 which we'll need to pay extra for.

Am I just caught up in post wedding excitement?

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MrsHenryMountbattenWindsor · 26/06/2015 20:37

Why does your DH want to wait 6 months? What does he think you'll both change your mind about? Whether you still like your guests?!!

I hate to tarnish your new marriage, but I think your DH just can't be arsed and is trying to come up with good reasons not to do the album.

Don't get the 50/70 thing.


Dowser · 26/06/2015 20:37

Can't see the point of waiting. You either like something or you don't.

6 months is a long time to wait . You might not be bothered by then.

Get them done now while you are still in the excitement of it all.

Congrats btw


selsigfach · 26/06/2015 20:38

Do it now or you never will.


Justmuddlingalong · 26/06/2015 20:41

He doesn't sound very interested in doing the album. Either do it yourself, (not very romantic), or do it together, with him being a bit, meh. (Even less romantic) Flowers Congratulations on your marriage.


ProcrastinatorGeneral · 26/06/2015 21:01

Does anyone actually look at them though? Seems like a waste of time and effort to be fair.


robinlovesfatman · 26/06/2015 21:04

Thanks guys!

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robinlovesfatman · 26/06/2015 21:05

I will look at them. I love photos

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robinlovesfatman · 26/06/2015 21:06

I used to love looking at my parents albums. I would like to do the same for my girls.

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SayThisOnlyOnce · 26/06/2015 21:07

Actually we have a couple of people in our wedding photos that split up, and one who turned out to be cheating on my best mate. I think I'd look at the photos more often if dickshittwatman wasn't in them.


SirPercyPilkington · 26/06/2015 21:10

Do it now, while it's fresh in your mind. You can connect your memories to the photos iykwim.


Penfold007 · 26/06/2015 21:11

Why do you want 70?


SlinkyB · 26/06/2015 21:14

Do it now, whilst you're still excited. Pay extra for the extra pics - you don't want any regrets.

Not that I'm bitter about it taking two years to get mine done, on my own as DH still couldn't be arsed to help pick photos Angry


ZenNudist · 26/06/2015 21:15

I'd just choose 50 good ones.

Remember you do not need a close up photo of your shoes!

Or, for that matter floral displays and table decorations...

Get the ones with your family and friends and obvs good ones of you and dh.


ZenNudist · 26/06/2015 21:16

Yy to doing it now. If he's not bothered ask him to be honest and do it yourself. Waiting makes no sense.


robinlovesfatman · 26/06/2015 21:16

I would have all 500 if I could! Did I say how much I love photos? I don't pin to bore people with these!

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FadedRed · 26/06/2015 21:22

Been married years and years and years, but 'the album' still gets looked at occasionally, more in later years, and especially around significant anniversaries.
I think DH is probably a bit 'weddinged out' at the moment so why don't you make a start and ask him to have look when you've got on with it a bit, rather than trying to engage his enthusiasm straight away.
Having said that, 70 photographs!!!!! IMO way toooo many. You might enjoy looking at them, but your audience will have gone to sleep, gone home, gone to heaven before you're a quarter through. 20 good ones and a few funnies is plenty.
Congratulations on your marriage. Wine


CrapBag · 26/06/2015 21:24

Do it now. There is no point in waiting. People could split up in 5 months or 10. You can't predict the future and pick appropriate photos accordingly.

I love photos and albums too and love sitting looking at them.


TheWildRumpyPumpus · 26/06/2015 21:26

Ours sits forlornly under the bookcase, occasionally retrieved by the kids to ooh and aah over!

I can't see why you'd need 70 pictures of your day in an album, unless you did lots of those swoony pictures up against trees and wandering through meadows looking longingly at each other.


NoArmaniNoPunani · 26/06/2015 21:32

Do it. We still haven't got round to doing ours and we are approaching our second anniversary.


ThursdayLast · 26/06/2015 21:35

Do it Smile

If you like 70, do 70.


robinlovesfatman · 26/06/2015 21:56

Its reportage style, not swoony. In a fish and chip shop, seaside wedding

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caffiene99 · 26/06/2015 22:01

Do it now.

If you can afford it - go for the 70 photos.

I kept my expensive album at the specified limit (can't remember what it was now) but then made a second (cheaper) album online myself with all the other photos.

Don't wait to do it either. If you wait it will never get done. Which is why, almost 3 years later, I still haven't made an honeymoon album.


Biggles398 · 26/06/2015 22:02

I can see both sides. Do it now, as 6 months may never come round (our photos are still sitting in their bag 6 years on). But I would be inclined to wait a little while to pick out your favourite memories (ie 50, as opposed to 70!)


PervyMuskrat · 26/06/2015 22:05

As pps have said, if you leave it six months, it'll end up like ours and still unsorted and in temp folders ten years later Blush


AdeleDazeem · 26/06/2015 22:40

Do it now while it's all still fresh. I remember the post-wedding euphoria feeling. You want your wedding album to reflect that, not the calmer, 6-months-in, dust has settled normality of everyday life.

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