If you’re like the average bride and groom in the U.S., you probably spent about $2,618 on a wedding photographer to capture each memorable moment. According to The Knot’s most recent Real Weddings Study that’s the average cost of hiring a photographer. And it doesn’t include getting prints made, framing, etc.
After spending thousands of dollars on your wedding photos, it’s understandable that you’d want to display them just about everywhere. If you’re looking for a few unique ideas, keep reading!
Create a One-of-a-Kind Wedding Album
A wedding album is a traditional way to display all of your favorite photos. Today, you can choose to create a physical wedding album or one that lives online. Online albums are certainly convenient because you don’t have to fuss with prints, but offline albums have their benefits.
The great thing about a physical wedding album is it can be passed down from one generation to the next. You can add little extras like flowers and handwritten notes from your wedding day. There’s also something special about being able to touch and hold photos rather than simply seeing them on a screen.
No matter which option you choose, make sure your wedding album tells a story from start to finish. Map out the story you want to tell and then choose the images accordingly.
Share Them on Pinterest Boards
Many brides use Pinterest to plan their weddings and get inspiration for the big day. So why not share all of your memories with other brides-to-be? You can create boards based on a theme, which can also help you organize your photographs. For instance, you can create a board specifically for displaying your wedding dress.
Make a Photo a Part of the Wall
You can go big and bold with an oversized print. It’s possible to get a print, photo wallpaper or fabric wall cling that goes from floor to ceiling for a life-size photo display that makes a statement. Because the image will be extremely large, opting for black and white can help to tone things down, so the look is stylish rather than garish.
Display Them with Other Family Wedding Photos
Weddings are family affairs that bring people together in a sacred bond. A collage that includes your own wedding photos along with pictures from both of your parents’ and/or grandparents’ weddings is a great way to make a family keepsake. It’s like a beautiful family tree that shares history and love all at once.
Display Dozens of Images at Once with a Digital Picture Frame
If you have dozens of great shots that you want to show off without spending tons of money on frames, use a digital picture frame instead. You don’t have to print out any photos – just upload them into the digital frame and you’ll have a revolving carousel of your favorite photos. Some even have Wi-Fi connectivity so you can easily change up the rotation whenever you want.
Create a Shadow Box with Various Memorabilia
You can pair wedding photos with memorabilia from the big day to create a super special display. Includes items like the program, dried flowers, the wedding candle, monogrammed napkins – basically any keepsake that reminds you of the day you got married.
Turn Photos into Stationary and Other Accessories
Rotate Pictures Out on Your Anniversary
Keep your wedding photo display fresh by swapping the framed pictures on your anniversary. This is a fun way to commemorate the event and bring another fond memory to the forefront each year.
Hang a Canvas Shot Over the Headboard
Because wedding photos are so personal, they make a perfect addition to the master bedroom. Select one of your favorite shots and have it printed on a sizeable canvas. Hang it over the headboard of your bed so it’s one of the last things you see before going to bed each night. Regarding Feng Shui, having these types of pictures in your bedroom is believed to bring good luck to the relationship!
One Last Suggestion: Resist the urge to cover every square inch of your walls with wedding photos. It’s more impactful to choose just a few striking images that way they can stand out and be focal points.