What To Do With Your Engagement Photos | 8 Engagement Photo Display Ideas
What to do with your engagement photos? This is a question we hear often. Booking an engagement session is a great way for you to work with the photographer who will be shooting your wedding, it's like getting a test run of what to expect on your big day. This is a great day to help you get more comfortable with your photographer and form a bond to make the big day more relaxed. But, what exactly can you do with all those amazing images? We've got 8 ways you can put your engagement photos to use.
How to Use Your Engagement Photos
1. Save the Dates
A trend that has come out over the last several years with weddings is Save The Date cards. One of the most popular reasons to have engagement photos done is for these cards. You can get really creative with different props to let people know when your big day is approaching.
If you are skipping the save the date card (or even if you aren't) and just sending out wedding invitations, you can use your engagement photos for that as well. There are many different components to a wedding invitation from the actual invitations, RSVP, menu cards, directions and hotel accommodations lists to the stamps, envelopes, and address labels. There are many places you can use your professional engagement pictures to give your wedding invitations a more personal touch.
3. Guest Book
Creating a customized guest book is a great way to display your engagement photos. You can keep your guest book simple with just an image on the cover with blank pages for guests to sign or you can make it a little more personal. Some couples have included a few pages in the sign in book that lets their guests know how they met, fell in love and end up saying 'I Do”.
4. Photos for Your Home
Decorating your new home with your engagement photos is an amazing way to start your new life together. Having your engagement pictures hanging on the walls in frames around your home or in an album on your coffee table is a perfect way to remember the special bond you two share.
5. Displaying at Your Wedding
There are many ways you can use your engagement photos to decorate your reception venue. You can have large prints made to line the walls of your venue or have a few framed and allow your guest to sign it. You could also use them to decorate the guest book table or put a different picture at each of your guests tables for them to admire. They're sure to explore each table to see your images, which also gets guests mingling with each other.
6. Photo Montage for Reception or Rehearsal Dinner
Put those images to use by having a sideshow playing as your guests enter the reception area or even to show at your rehearsal dinner. It's a great way to use the images and get your guests talking as they wait for the newlyweds to enter the reception.
7. Party Favor/Gift for Guests
Give them more than a chocolate or pack of candy. Key chains, postcards, or even a print can all be made with your images on them. This gives your guests something special to remember your wedding day by. Even if getting a coffee mug isn't something you think your guests would appreciate, you can still have little escort cards personalized with your engagement photo.
8. Social Media Images
The best way to use your engagement photos is to have them as your profile pictures on your social media accounts. What better way to not only show off your stunning images but to also let everyone know you two will be tying the knot!
Have you been searching for an engagement photographer in the Central PA area? AFH Media, LLC is your go to! We'll work with you to plan the session that is perfect for you. We'll produce images perfect for all 8 of these ideas and the ones you'll cherish for a lifetime.