Post # 1
So I saw this photo while browsing for ways to incorporate pictures of our family, and I am absolutely in love. We aren’t getting married in a church, and so have to kind of create our own “altar” space. My thought was to have either two or three of these and use them on the currently wall behind us during the ceremony, maybe tying a thick ribbon on the top to hang them from.
So, now I’m trying to decide a few things. First, is this a terrible idea to start off with? Would anyone be able to tell what these are from far away? Will they look silly in pictures of us exchanging our vows?
Secondly, do I do two wreaths or three? Initially, I thought three; one of my family, one of his family, and then a third that is photos of the two of us. Then I’d hang my family’s on my side, his family’s on his, and ours in the center, hanging in kind of a pyramid shape over our heads. But now I’m wondering if just the two would be better?
I’d also thought that, after the wedding, these could make great gifts for our respective parents.
So…thoughts? Suggetions? Has anyone done anything like this before?
Post # 3
@jpr: I think it’s a great idea for the reception, but not so much as a ceremony backdrop. I’m not sure how visible they would be and you definitely want people to be able to see the pictures. Or if your heart is set on having them at the ceremony put them up in front so people can see them as they walk in. The concept is awesome though, how cute would they look hung on the doors as you walk in – like actual wreaths?
Post # 4
@Weetzie: Thanks for the advice. I will definitely keep them and hopefully find a good spot to hang them at both the ceremony and reception, and I love the front door idea. Now back to the drawing board for a ceremony backdrop 🙁
Post # 5
I LOVE that idea for my house!
I definitely think for the ceremony the details would get lost. At the reception people can wander about and look at the photos closely.
Post # 6
@Treejewel19: Thanks! I know it is something that my Future Mother-In-Law will love being able to hang in their house!
Post # 7
Way way cute! I might just have to do this for our front doors!
Post # 8
I agree that these are best for the reception where people can stop and really look at them.
One more suggestion I always think of when I see photo projects — use reprints or copies! Nothing worse than spilling glue or stapling in the wrong place on a one-of-a-kind heirloom photo! That also gives you the chance to change them all to sepia or black and white or add a uniform border to all the photos used.
If you want a sentimental or meaningful backdrop, maybe something bolder like a huge monogram?
Post # 9
@jmarvellous: I’m actually a museum curator, so no worries about trying to use original photos! Also, do you have an example of a monogram you liked?