A number of photographers these days are placing the album ‘online’. This is a wonderfully helpful resource to those couples who have relatives that were unable to make the Wedding or who live far away.
The images are placed online (normally on the photographers website) on a password protected page. The married couple only then need supply the password to those who they would like to be able to view their album and hey presto! This service is growing in popularity but not all photographers offer it. For the more technological minded Bride's and Groom's among us, you can always do it yourself (though you should ask the photographers permission) and there are many software packages and web hosts to help you do this. If the 'online' service is offered by your photographer, make sure you have confirmed how many shots will be uploaded, how long they will be available for, and whether they offer a DVD or CD version of the ‘website’ afterwards.
Growing in popularity these days, is the supply of a DVD to sit alongside the main album. The DVD will be presented in a DVD case with a professional sleeve, often with a photograph from the album on the front and/or smaller photographs on the back and title on the spine. The DVD can feature credits, a synopsis and you may also be able to add snaps from childhood, childhood, the honeymoon etc. Of course, the main feature will be a slideshow of the Wedding photographs for couples to browse through on their own TV at their leisure (always a good form of dinner party entertainment – at least the first time anyway).
You can expect to pay anywhere between £50 and £100 for a DVD with additional copies for friends and families generally available at around £10 to £20. If your photographer doesn’t offer such a service, there are independent companies who can provide this, and although you will need to get the consent of your photographer to do this (assuming they own the rights to the images).