This is going to sound biased, but engagement photos are so worth the time, money and effort! I know a lot of people who’ve chosen to skip engagement photos for the sake of saving money, but I would argue that they are one of the sweetest parts of the wedding planning process! It commemorates a really sweet time in your life and you’ll want to be able to look back on those photos and remember all the beautiful “almost forever” feelings that engagement brings. Not to mention they’re incredibly useful for the wedding and the life that follows. Here is a non-exhaustive list of 5 different ways that you can use your engagement photos:
For Your Save the Date
Using a cute and romantic engagement photo as the background of your Save the Date (or wedding invitation for that matter!) can be one of the best ways that you can use these photos! For starters, it allows for all your friends and family to see the photos that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. It also means that it will be kept as a keepsake in your detail photos from the wedding day. Or if you’re this type of person, it will live on in the wedding memories box! Regardless, using your engagement photos is a great touch to any save the date!
In Your Guest Book
If you’re planning on having your guests sign something when they arrive at your wedding or reception, this can be a really neat way to display your favorite engagement photos. If you create a book using Shutterfly, MPix, or one of the other printing websites, you can put a photo in part of the page and leave the remainder of the page blank for people to sign! Or if you have a photo with a lot of backdrop, people can always sign part of the photo too. This is a sweet way to combine these photos with the sentiments that your friends and family leave in your guest book.
On Your Wedding Website
Being able to create a website for your wedding is one of the most fun processes and gives guests a one stop shop to figure out all the information that they need for your wedding. Being able to decorate these pages with your engagement photos is the personal touch that your guests will be looking for! There are a lot of carriers for wedding websites that make this really simple and allow for you to upload your photos easily!
On a Canvas
Professional photos are the perfect option for printing on canvases for your wedding or your home! They are, hopefully, some of the best photos that you and your future spouse have together so you’ll want to take any opportunity that you can to display them. Having them up around the ceremony or reception venue can add the perfect touch to a cake or gift table. These will be great additions to your home after the wedding as well!
There are a lot of cool ways to format your photos in a smaller way that they could be displayed as a part of the centerpiece on your guests tables at the reception. For example, you could make it look like they are polaroids and have them at each table. Or you could find unique frames that are smaller and scatter them around each table. There are a lot of ways to make this look beautiful and to make the tables that much more personal.
Whatever you decide to do with your photos, keep in mind that it’s not just you and your almost husband or wife that wants to see them, but your family and friends do as well! It’s okay to show these off and let the people that love you guys see them! After all, you probably paid for them so why wouldn’t you want to let everyone see them?!
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