Your wedding photos are one of the only items you spend money on during your wedding that you can still enjoy after the big day. Relive those special memories beyond your anniversary by displaying your favourite around your house. These photos tell the story of a sentimental moment in your relationship that you should celebrate, but these wedding photos shouldn’t be relegated to only a frame. Here are twelve creative ways to incorporate wedding photos and other keepsakes into your home.
Originally published on June 27, 2022. Updated Jan 31, 2023.
Make a Calendar
Select your twelve favourite images from the wedding to make a calendar and mark special moments, date nights and newlywed memories to remember your first year of marriage.
Load your Photos into a Digital Frame
There are so many snaps of their wedding day that it becomes difficult to select only a few to print out. A digital photo frame is a versatile option to have the photos rotate. Or, turn your smart television into art mode to add images onto the big screen in your living room when you’re not watching.
Commission a Custom Illustration
From your wedding venue to your first dance, artists can help transform memorable details of your big day into custom art that you’ll always treasure.
Print Wedding Photos on Everyday Items
Instead of only hanging your wedding photos, print the images on a mug, coaster, magnet or another everyday item to keep the memories with you.
Design a Photo Book
Add a photo book from your wedding day to your coffee table display. Design your book online through companies like Vistaprint. Also, see if your photographer can add a custom printed album as a part of their wedding photography package.
Frame Your Wedding Invitation
Who says that the only thing your can frame is a picture? Bring out the intricate design in your wedding invitation by framing it to hang or display at home.
Hang a Gallery Wall
A gallery wall is a great way to mix and match other prints and decor items that you already have with your wedding photos in your living room without having your romantic photos being the focal point. Mix the artistic shots (like the pictures of your dress hanging or shoes or images shot from afar) with your favourite closeup to give the gallery wall some variety.
Display Your Vows
No matter how beautiful your wedding day looked like, the vows you made one another were the most important part of your day. Framing your vows with a wedding photo is a creative way to display the important promises you made your spouse.
Transform a Photo into an Ornament
Celebrate your first holiday season as a married couple with a personalized photo ornament to hang on your tree.
Place the Photos on a Shelf
Art ledges and shelves are great for those who enjoy re-decorating often. You can mix and match the photos on the shallow shelf with decorative keepsakes from your wedding, colourful prints and seasonal decorations to switch the display up.
Create a Shadow Box
Keep your wedding day memories in one place with a shadow box placed on a console table or somewhere in your bedroom to admire. Add some dimension to the display by arranging your favourite wedding photos with the invitation, menu and other keepsake items from the special day.
Engrave Details of Your Wedding Onto a Silver Tray
Engrave the details of your wedding invitation onto a silver tray to remember your special day.