8 Creative Ways to Showcase Your Wedding Photos
WRITTEN BY Cora Gold, Revivalist | Featured Photos by Katherine Salvatori (See the rest of Kailee & Joey’s wedding here!)
Pictures are a beautiful way to remember your wedding day. They capture memories you’ll remember forever and moments you may not notice while they’re happening. They deserve more than a picture album, especially for the standard cost of a wedding photographer’s time and skill.
Check out these creative ideas for what to do with your wedding photos. You’ll find new ways to use your favorite pictures and continue celebrating your big day long after it’s over.
1. CREATE THANK YOU CARDS
Couples sometimes feel pressured to send thank you cards to their guests immediately after their wedding. Although sending them quickly demonstrates your grateful heart, most people mail them one to three months after their big day.
It may take a few weeks or longer for your photographer to edit the hundreds of images they’ll get during your
ceremony and reception. Use the photos as the backdrop of your thank you cards to commemorate the special day.
2. CREATE CUSTOM COASTERS
If your partner loves keeping a tidy home, they’ll appreciate a set of coasters. Place an order that uses a new picture for each coaster or replicates the same image for the entire set.
You’ll never have to worry about water rings on your lovely furniture or boring coasters ruining your interior design.
3. ORDER A JIGSAW PUZZLE
Numerous online businesses take custom orders for jigsaw puzzles. They create a perfect opportunity for a post-honeymoon date night and newly framed decor in your home. Think about how many pieces your puzzles should be depending on how much you and your partner enjoy them. A 500 or 1,000-piece puzzle would make a sweet gift for your spouse because it showcases your love better than flowers or a meal out in town.
4. MAKE A SEASONAL COLLAGE FRAME
Many couples choose their wedding venues by considering where they can pose for pictures outside. You might pick a mountainside location for your winter wedding to capture the natural lighting on the snow capped peaks during your cocktail hour.
If your wedding pictures take place in a distinct season, make a seasonal collage to emphasize the time of year. You could find a large frame with multiple slots for photos or a shadowbox frame and hang it during correlating seasons or holidays.
5. SUBMIT PICTURES FOR A CALENDAR
People can make monthly calendars on most websites that also print photos. Look into various options to get quotes for a calendar. You could hang it in your home to keep track of upcoming dates or travel plans. Even if it’s just a gift for your partner, they’ll love seeing your photos displayed in a fun, practical way.
6. DESIGN A WEIGHTED BLANKET
Anyone who loves using a weighted blanket to calm their mind before going to sleep every night should consider ordering one featuring their wedding pictures. All you need to do is contact a shop that custom-makes each order and send the photos you love the most to create your next favorite blanket.
7. HANG AS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
After getting your wedding photos back from your photographer, print a few. With a couple of glass ornament bulbs and some fishing line, you can transform them into ornaments that will hang on your Christmas tree every year. Pop the photo inside the bulb or use modge podge to adhere the photos to the outside of the orb. This is an especially romantic way to use your portraits if you had a Christmas wedding or got engaged during the holiday.
8. CREATE A GALLERY WALL
Why stop at hanging just one picture from your wedding day? It’ll likely be hard to pick a single favorite out of the many, so take a handful and print them as large photos. This way, you can get a few shots with you and your partner, the wedding party and your families all in one beautiful gallery. You can either get uniform images or mix and match sizes and frames for visual variety.
If you don’t want to deal with picking out frames, print them on canvases instead. Then, you have more freedom to get varying sizes without having to worry about buying displays for them.
GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS
Now that you know what people can do with wedding photos, see which creative ideas would work best in your home. Whether your photos become blankets, framed collages or ornaments, you’ll love seeing them displayed uniquely throughout your living space.