Well I guess a lot depends on the speed of your connection..I would n’t go changing the size of your photos as you want the optimum quality..tehy do take a long time to upload with some programmes..I don’t know which one you are using.
I think dh took my files into work and zapped it off from there on super high speed connection if I remember correctly
For our own stuff I mainly use Blurb. com their interfacing is really good and to be honest after trying a good few different companies their stuff is really good..for clients I will be using a different company and have yet to make it down to Dublin to see their samples but its in the pipe line.
Our Wedding Album was through Blurb.com Yvonne..you have seen that I think.