Congratulations! If you’re reading this, it means that you got married and probably have by now received your photos from the photographer. Now what? Well, one of the first things many newlyweds do is get their wedding photos printed or shared online. But why stop there? Many couples have been creating fun and creative ways to display their wedding pictures since the dawn of time (or at least the dawn of digital cameras), but with so many options available today it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So we’ve decided to compile some ideas for what to do with wedding photos beyond just having them printed:
1. Display wedding photos at home – get them printed and framed
There are a number of ways you can get your photos printed and framed. You can do it at home, or you can go to a specialist printer for the job. You could even have them printed on canvas or metal!
There is no right or wrong way to displaying wedding photos at home. It all depends on what kind of look and feel you want for your home decor. If you want your wedding photos to be part of the whole room’s theme, then one idea would be to frame them in a frame that matches whatever color scheme is going on in there (for example a silver frame will go well with grey walls). If instead, you want each photo stand out from everything else in the room then maybe use an interesting color such as red or blue? Whatever floats your boat!
2. Put them in a wedding album
The most popular option is to put them in a wedding album. If you don’t want to get out your glue gun and go crazy with scrapbooking supplies, there are plenty of other ways to display these photos that don’t require quite so much energy and creativity. You can order an album from your photographer or use Shutterfly or Blurb (two services I love) to create digital photo books. This is especially handy if you have hundreds or thousands of pics from multiple photographers—you don’t need to go crazy trying to select just one set!
3. Share an online gallery with friends and family
A wedding website is a great way to share your photos and keep everyone up-to-date on what’s going on. You can set one up with a simple site like Weebly or Wix, or use something more advanced like Squarespace or WordPress.
If you don’t want to go through all that trouble, there are plenty of other options for sharing your photos online without having to build anything yourself. One popular option is Instagram; this social media platform allows users to post pictures and videos then tag their friends so that they can view everything in chronological order!
4. Make a collage of your favourite photos
You can create a collage of your favourite photos to display in your house or office. Collages are a great way to showcase a collection of images, and they’re easy to make on your computer or by hand.
You can use photos from your wedding day, such as the ones you already printed out in a photo book or on paper prints that you’ve framed. Or you can use images from other important occasions, like engagement photos and family portraits. If you want to do it manually, pick up some blank pieces of cardstock at an art supply store (or just use printer paper) and print out any pictures that catch your eye (you’ll probably have plenty). Cut them out carefully with scissors or an X-Acto knife so that the edges are straight and smooth (don’t worry about making them perfect—the more imperfection, the better). Then arrange them on top of each other however you’d like until you’re happy with how they look together!
5. Send photo thank you cards
After the big day, you might be wondering what to do with all those photos. One great way to show your appreciation is by sending thank you cards. It’s an easy way to let guests know you appreciate their support and love of your wedding.
You can send them as soon as you get back from your honeymoon, or even before if you want! Here are some tips:
- Include a photo of both of you inside the card so that people know who they’re getting a thank-you note from and who they should be thanking!
- Make sure there’s enough room on the card for a personal message—and don’t forget about including their names in there!
6. Create a wedding puzzle
You can create a puzzle with your wedding photos. There are many ways to do this, and it’s a great project to do with others. You can hand-cut the pieces, or you can use digital software like Photoshop or Online Photo Puzzle Maker to create a jigsaw, 3D puzzle, or animated gif file that can be printed out as an actual puzzle or given as a gift.
7. Wedding photo box
A stylish wooden box would make a great addition to any shelf and it’s a great way to sore your photos. You can also make your wedding photo box a true work of art by using various types of wood, metal, or other materials. Ask your photographer directly or order yours on Etsy.
8. Glass wedding bauble
You can create a glass bauble using your wedding photos. They’re perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree, and they make wonderful Christmas keepsakes.
9. Wood prints
Wood prints are a great way to show off your wedding photos. You can choose the size, shape, and design of the frame. You can also hang them on a wall or place them on a shelf. Another option is placing them on your desk at work! This is an easy way for you to enjoy your favorite moments from your day all year long.
10. Personalised Photo Cushion
Personalised photo cushions are a great way to display your favourite memories. You can make one yourself, or buy one from Etsy!
12. Share them with us and get them published
You can submit your photos to a wedding blog or a magazine to be published. Your photographer will have contacts and the photographer can get your photos published in the magazine.
Final words on ideas for displaying wedding photos
We hope you’ve found these ideas useful and we can’t wait to see what you create. Remember, there are so many ways that wedding photos can be used and displayed after the big day. Your wedding photos are more than just a mere collection of images. They represent the best day of your life, and when you’re looking back on them years later, they should be preserved in a way that’s worthy of the memory. With hundreds of options, there will always be something perfect for every couple!