More and more couples are taking engagement photos these days, and with good reason — it's a wonderful way to practice with your photographer and get more comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. But the question remains: What do you actually do with those photos? Sure, you can use them for your save-the-dates, but that isn't your only option. Here, check out some of the most creative ways we've seen to put your engagement photos to use on your wedding day.
Create a Wall Mural
Blow up a few of your favorite shots for a one-of-a-kind decoration behind your head table.
Photo Credit: Braja Mandala
Decorate Your Cake
Customize your cake with edible prints of your favorite photos.
Photo Credit: Crystal Image Photography
Personalize Your Table Numbers
During your photo session, snap a series of photos holding up the numbers of your tables. Guests will love wandering around your reception room to see all of the different poses!
Photo Credit: Right Look Photography
Customize Your Guest Book
Create a glossy photo book with plenty of blank spaces for your guests to write their well wishes.
Personalize it even more by sharing your love story in the book!
Photo Credit: Kate Wenzel Photography
Line Your Envelopes
Surprise your guests by lining your wedding invitation envelopes with a photo.
Photo Credit: The DIY Bride
Design Your Own Postage Stamp
Personalize the stamps for your bridal shower, bachelorette party, and wedding invitations with various photos from your engagement session.
Send a Holiday Card
The average engagement length is 1-1.5 years, meaning you'll probably go through a holiday season as an engaged couple before you spend one as newlyweds. If you typically send out holiday cards, that means you'll have nice professional photos to send two years in a row!
Photo Credit: Fresh Look Photography
Tell us: Are you taking engagement photos? What do you plan to do with them?