Templates save you money: If you use a royalty_free template, it likely costs less than hiring someone to create a custom graphics package for you. You could easily spend hundreds (or possibly thousands) of pounds on a custom motion graphics opening, for example, whereas you can frequently purchase a royalty_free template for under £200. Of course, the royalty_free template isn't as unique as a totally custom template, but it definitely costs less, and you could always customize the royalty_free template to make it more unique for you.
Of course, the reason why you would like your memories to be mounted to a scrapbook instead of a photo album, is because you would like it to be special as much as possible. When you create a scrapbook of your own, you do not have limitations in adding as much creativity as you want, unlike photo albums, you are entailed to use only the spaces that are allotted for pictures. And since photo albums are ready made, it's difficult to make a personal touch for your own preference.