How To Choose The Right Cover For Your Wedding Album

by Photo Book Expert on March 16, 2023

How To Choose The Right Cover For Your Wedding Album

Wedding albums now come with a variety of covers that are highly diverse and customizable. Your decision will have a significant impact on how your wedding album conveys your story, on top of how it looks and feels. You’ve already decided you want to go with a lay-flat photo book to capture your wedding memories, but now, choosing the best cover is the hard part. Would a photo cover make sense? What about the material that goes with your wedding's color scheme? The question then is which material to go with for your wedding album cover. Here is a quick guide on how to choose the perfect cover for your bespoke wedding album.

Photo or Material Cover?

The first choice you will likely have to make is this. The photo cover quickly became a market favorite when digital wedding images first became popular. It looks incredibly contemporary and gives the album an additional personal touch.  There are various types of photo covers.

In a full image wrap cover, the image is printed across the front, back, and spine of the book, giving it the appearance of a thick, glossy coffee table book.

The padded photo cover is the ideal option if you're torn between having a photo on the cover of your wedding album and a traditional style album with a soft material cover. The front cover is padded in a material of your choice, and has a photo printed directly on it.

Here are some common material options to consider.

Genuine Leather

Real leather is a timeless option, and there are a variety of options to choose from. Some, like Tuscany leather, provide a textured and natural finish in tones of cream and brown. Then there are leathers that are smoother and more modern-looking, with a variety of colors ranging from neutrals to bright and bold.

Faux Leather

There are several imitation leather choices offered in a variety of colors, just like the leather albums. If you enjoy the look of a leather-style album but would prefer a more ethical substitute, faux leather is an excellent option that still provides a tactile and softly textured surface.

Linen and Buckram

Nowadays, linen and buckram are very popular because of their more natural look and texture. They are fairly durable because they are made of thick, woven material. You have the option of keeping it neutral and natural-looking, but there are also a number of brighter colors available. However, compared to other materials, they tend to appear a little more subdued. This is ideal if you don't want your wedding album cover to be overly extravagant while still matching your wedding theme!


Velvet is one that truly offers something a little different! You can't help but run your hand over the cover to feel the soft, smooth texture. Additionally, it stands out for the way it looks classy with a modern twist. Depending on which way the velvet is brushed, the colors can vary considerably, giving the fabric a profoundly textured appearance. For a unique aesthetic, choose from light neutrals, strong bright colors, or earthy tones.

With a wide variety of options to choose from, you will definitely be able to achieve the ideal appearance for your precious book of wedding memories. We’re here to help! Check out our customizable wedding albums today.