Your wedding images will stay with you for the rest of your life, so it is best to make the most of them. Ideally you will want both printed and digital copies of your wedding photos for various reasons.
Social media and wedding images
Since your wedding images are priceless and can’t be replaced, it is important to have them in as many different locations as possible. For example, it’s great to have a wedding photo album on your bookshelf but it is also an excellent idea to post the photos on social media for friends and family to see, even if you change your privacy settings so that no one sees your photos unless you want them to.
If you and your wedding guests use Instagram, create a wedding day hashtag and ask your guests to use it on every picture they post from your wedding. This way when you are going through photos on Instagram later it will be easy to pick out which ones you want to see.
In addition to the standard wedding photo album many couples are making a scrapbook out of their pictures. The beauty of a scrapbook is that, unlike a photo album, you can add enhancements like stickers and personalized stamps to make your scrapbook as unique as possible. The scrapbook should represent your relationship and the love you have for each other.
While you may want to make your own scrapbook with formal photos from your wedding it is also nice to have your guests compile a scrapbook of the photos they take with their own cameras. Another option is to rent a photo booth for your wedding reception and encourage your guests to take photos in it, print them out and add them to the scrapbook. This can also be a clever way to combine a scrapbook with your guest book, as messages can be written in the scrapbook next to their accompanying pictures.
Other ways to make the most of the digital versions of your wedding photos is to use them in the creation of items such as coasters, pillows, puzzles, wall decals, mugs calendars and almost anything else you can think of that can be personalized. You can even personalize items with one of your wedding photos and give it to a loved one that participated in your wedding.
A portrait gallery for your living room wall is also a great way to make the most of your wedding photos. You can create one by taking digital photo files, having them printed out and mounting them on material such as glass, metal, wood or a canvas. For a unique and sophisticated portrait gallery consider having your pictures printed in black and white.
These are the ways in which you can make the most out of your wedding photos. The more reminders you have of the happiest day of your life the better. Preserving your memories in unique ways is the best wedding gift you can give yourself.
Photo credit: Ufniak Wedding Photography