When you or someone you know is preparing to get married, you or that person should do all that is possible to make provisions for excellent photographic coverage of that extra special event, with the aim of producing equally excellent albums for that wedding.
Firstly, whatever solution you end up going with to make sure that you have good albums for that wedding, you can bet it's going to be a little pricey, so make sure that even early on you already budget for it. If you plan to purchase your own equipment and do it yourself, try to have a look at what is available in the market and how much it costs, and then make a decision based on your budget and your needs. You might not need to purchase the most expensive camera and equipment if you do not need it or if you are not trained to make full use of it.
A related point is that you must realize that an album for a wedding is only as good as the pictures it contains. As mentioned above, if you are confident in your abilities or the budget is exceedingly tight, you may elect to take care of matters yourself and take your own pictures, or have a close relative or friend do so. Or, if you so desire and your budget will support it, you may have to solicit the services of a professional or a bunch of professionals in order to come up with the best pictures and album for the wedding that can be created.
Putting together an album for a wedding, it must be realized, is not a mere matter of simply taking nice pictures. These pictures will also have to be printed out, arranged nicely, and placed nicely and tastefully in an equally tasteful-looking album according to the standards of the bride and groom and the organizers as well. And then there is the all too regular issue of requests for duplicate copies of pictures or even the entire album for the wedding. Provisions, budgetary and otherwise, have to be made for such arrangements as well. The organizers can go with the photographer for this purpose, or they can get someone else to do so.
Fortunately, a solution exists for those not willing to spend so much and/or take the trouble to come up with a large number of pictures or even albums for their weddings to give away to sponsors, relatives, and guests. They can simply resort to crafting virtual or digital albums which can then be burned or otherwise stored on some form of portable media, and then given out to designated recipients after the wedding ceremony or reception is over.
Crafting digital albums for a wedding is one option that is becoming increasingly popular these days, as by doing so, organizers are able to work to minimize their expenses – this frees up cash for other expenditures – and by doing so, they are able to be practical as well.