More and more couples are striving to make their weddings as unique as possible. Every bride-to-be wants their wedding to be the ultimate wedding. From your color palette to your attire, there are countless ways to personalize your wedding. Some crafty brides make their own wedding gown or headpiece so that their look is one-of-a-kind. Others choose elaborate themes, like medieval, to set their wedding apart. But our favorite way to personalize your wedding is with photography.
If you're like most couples, you'll have dozens and dozens of pictures from over the years together by the time your wedding rolls around. Here are 7 creative ways that you can use your photos in your wedding décor.
Ceremony and Reception Décor
Beautify the room with snaps of the happy couple. Take your guests on a trip down memory lane by hanging pictures along the aisle of the bride and groom through the years, with photos of the bride on one side and photos of the groom on the other.
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Or, dress up your reception venue with photos. Not only will you save money on flowers, but your photos will entertain guests by giving them the opportunity to look round the room at pictures of you both.
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Centerpieces and Table Numbers
Many couples adorn the tables with floral centerpieces, but you can easily create fun, budget-friendly centerpieces instead featuring photos.
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For your table numbers, use photos of the bride and groom growing up. If you have enough pictures from your childhood, try to get a picture from each age and use it with the corresponding table number.
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Many couples garnish the wedding cake with bows, ribbons, or flowers, but did you know you can put edible pictures onto the cake into the icing? This is definitely unique, and your guests can have fun ‘eating’ your faces!
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Photo booths have been popular at weddings for a few years now, and it's no surprise why; they inject excitement and serious fun into your big day. But now, couples are taking it a step further and, instead of sending each guest home with a photo strip, each guest can take home a flipbook of their photos.
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Flipbooks are one of the hottest trend right now for interactive and personalized wedding favors, and they're ideal to give guests as a special mememto of the day.
Show Your Family History
The sole purpose of a wedding is to celebrate the joining of two families, and what better way to show this than to set up a table with family photos? You can show your ancestry and offer insight into the other person’s background.
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—Weddings by Michael, specialist wedding photographers based in Lancashire.