Post # 1
So, my FI and are having a moderate size wedding, but no wedding party. For our gifts-to our guest at the rehersal dinner-we are giving them a really cool engagement pic of us in a recordable frame. Is this lame? When I bought them, I was totally psyched, but now I’m not so sure. It may be that the wedding is only a month away and I need to have something to worry about!
What do you think? Would you be happy to recieve this?
Post # 3
I don’t think its lame at all. Are you going to record a message for them?
Post # 4
do you mean an e-photo frame? those are really nice!
Post # 5
Recording a message would certainly make it nifty and heartfelt!
Post # 6
Unless it’s my parents or inlaws, I feel kind of self-centered giving people pictures of myself. It seems like I’m saying, "I’m wonderful, here’s my picture, display it in your home."
I give lots of photo gifts (calenders, framed photos, albums, etc) and I get around that fear of seeming self-centered by make sure the pictures include the person who is receiving the gift.
I think it is a neat gift, but perhaps you could make it clear that you don’t expect them to keep your picture in it. Like maybe say- here’s a filler image until I can get one of us together at the wedding to replace it!
Having a picture of you WITH them in a frame would be a wonderful gift and I think it would seem less narcissistic. (I think that sounds harsher than I mean it to be, I don’t mean you are narcissistic, just that I would feel that way giving someone else a picture of myself).
Post # 7
I agree with rosychicklet.
Post # 8
I agree with the above. I think it’s a little odd to give people a framed picture of yourself unless they asked for it (or they are your parents/grandparents). Sorry!
Post # 9
Yikes! hmm..maybe I shoul clarify…the only peeps present at the rehersal dinner would be parents, siblings and grandparents.
I think all of these people would want an ‘engagement’ type pic of us. We never gave them out when we had them taken.
Does this make it better? thanks for the comments so far!
Also, the recordable message would say something like ‘thank you so much mom for all you’ve done, we love you!
Post # 10
If it’s just parents/grandparents/siblings than I think it would be a great idea.