Chances are a large chunk of your wedding budget will be allocated to your photographer – and with good reason! But after spending so much money on documenting your day and immortalising the special memories, it seems a shame to confine your wedding photos to a photo album, only flicked through on anniversaries.
To make the most of your wedding photos – both the professional pictures, and the candid ones snapped by your guests – we’ve come up with some unique – and classic- ideas for what to do with your wedding photos.
A Wedding Photo Album
The traditional place to house your wedding photos is a photo album, and it has definitely stood the test of time. As we said, it’s perfect for flicking through on special occasions, and keeping your wedding pictures in pristine condition.
To make your wedding album even more special, why not press flowers from your bouquet between the pages?
Framing your wedding photos isn’t ground-breaking either, we know, but it’s a lovely way to have memories of your day dotted about your home.
Frame your favourite pictures for your living room or bedroom for daily reminders of the happiest day of your life – any guests are sure to coo over them too, when they come round.
Thank You Cards
A wedding thank you card with a photo from your day on the front is a lovely way to let your guests know how much their presence (and presents!) meant to you, and a great use of your wedding photos. You can either get these printed professionally, or if you’re a DIY pro post-wedding, you could buy blank card and stick photos from the day onto the card.
If you’ve got bundles of time on your hands (maybe the time you used to fill with wed-min!) these could be personalised to each guest ie. A photo of you with them on your wedding day, rather than a photo of you and your partner.
For your first year as newlyweds, Christmas cards with your wedding photos (especially if you had a winter wedding!) would be lovely.
Some people might find it cheesy, but we personally think it’d be a great personal touch, and a perfect way to make the most of your wedding photos.
Sharing photos online is part of our everyday lives, so it makes sense to share a selection of your wedding photos on Facebook or Instagram – it means people who couldn’t make it can get a glimpse of your day, and we guarantee the congratulations and compliments will roll in in the comments section!
Opportunities to post your wedding photos online will come consistently throughout the year too; mark your anniversary by posting one of your favourite couple portraits, honour your bestie on her birthday with photos of the two of you getting ready on your wedding morning, and share photos of your mum in her gladrags on mother’s day – the possibilities really are endless.
Make a Wedding Photo Calendar
Personalised calendars are a fun way to use 12 of your favourite wedding photos – each month gives you the opportunity to enjoy a different wedding photo, and it’s a way to display less formal wedding photos that you don’t want framed in your house long term, but still want to see more often than just in your album.
Puzzles are a perfect rainy day activity, and we guarantee you’ll enjoy piecing together one of your wedding photos far more than a photo of a Welsh castle or a seaside scene!