7 Unique Ways to Use Your Engagement Photos

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. 

engagement photo wall mural
Photo Credit: Braja Mandala

Decorate Your Cake

Customize your cake with edible prints of your favorite photos. 

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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!

wedding table numbers

reception table numbers
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. 

photo guest book

Personalize it even more by sharing your love story in the book!

photo guest book
Photo Credit: Kate Wenzel Photography

Line Your Envelopes

Surprise your guests by lining your wedding invitation envelopes with a photo.

photo envelope liner
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.

custom photo stamp
Photo Credit: Sarzy O from Timeless Tales Photography on Polka Dot Bride via Lover.ly; Stamp: Zazzle.com

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!

 holiday engagement photo
Photo Credit: Fresh Look Photography

Tell us: Are you taking engagement photos? What do you plan to do with them?

—Kristen Klein