When I was getting married and looking for a photographer all I was concerned about was "the disc/USB". Asking questions like "Do I get all the digital images?" and yes I did get the disc. What's funny about it is that the "disc" is still sat in a draw three years later with no album on the shelf. Don't get me wrong i'm all for the DIY bride trying to save money but unfortunately you cannot compare a home made album to these professionally crafted works of art.
After seeing these beautiful Italian Story book/Parent Album samples of a wedding I photographed last year I am definitely using them for my own wedding album (when I get the time to design it).