Post # 1
I thought it would be a cute idea to have my family’s old wedding pics during the reception so family and guests and look at them.
Is anyone doing this for their wedding or know of anyone that has? I just dont know where I should put them, I was thinking all in one table with different size frames or should I put them around each of the reception tables?
Any suggestions would be great!
Thanks Bees! 🙂
Post # 3
We did this!! I am a huge "old family picture" junkie and I knew we were going to do this as soon as we got engaged! I collected wedding pictures from my parents and grandparents. Then, I had them all copied at a reputable photo shop. THey were all black and white. I framed them all in matching black wooden frames. They were set out on our "sign-in table" on either side of our sign-in matte/frame which featured a picture of DH and I. Our parents wedding pics were 8×10 and our grandparents’ wedding pics were 5×7. The best part is that I now have all of these beautiful wedding pictures to display in our home. I have them displayed around a black and white wedding photo of mine – DH calls it "The wedding wall". 🙂 I believe there are pictures of my sign-in table on my bio. Here is the link: http://mf580398.googlepages.com
Post # 4
We are thinking of doing this at our wedding. My idea is to incorporate them into the centerpieces by putting them under glass. Then the centerpiece goes on top of the glass with candles and I think it will be very pretty.
Post # 5
Yes you should for sure do this! Not only is it a good place for people to mingle and get conversation started about the pics amoung your guests but it also will bring up some really good stories that your pictures will tell! For sure put them on a table and definetly do different types of frames! If you have a Hobby Lobby where you are they have some great wood frames that I got that have the words "Family" "friends" and little quotes, they are rustic looking, awesome!
Post # 6
We’re going to put a collection of them on the guestbook table as guests enter the ceremony site. I’m really excited about it!
Post # 7
I don’t have any suggestions – but I’ve thought about doing this myself!!!!!! One of my hobbies is genaeology and I’ve got over 1000 pics of my father’s family and about 500 of my mother’s family…
I also have some of my FI/hubby’s family that his mom gave me (course, some are of his real mom, that might be weird. long story don’t wanna share)
I’m not sure exactly how to do this but I’ve thought about using the wedding/formal pictures as table placers throughout…
If you have a hobby lobby near you, they have FABULOUS inexpensive (well, inexpensive as far as frames go – maybe around $10 each) and they go on half price somtimes…
Post # 8
I’m thinking of doing that too! Maybe as centerpieces or as general recpetion decoration. I was initially inspired by this as seen in Martha Stewart weddings. I’m probably gonna get cardstock and do it myself rather than buy it from papercup design.
However, the idea of framing it with an actual glass photo frame renders it more durable and archival in case you or your family members want to keep them as keepsakes afterwards. But glass photo frame presentation will limit the number of pics/panels I want to show and it’s also a different decorative feel. I have not make up my decision yet.
Post # 9
wow, thanks all! glad to hear that everyone thinks it’s a great idea and are considering doing themselves 🙂
I think having them in the guest sign-in table or around that area might be a good place for it. I was thinking of each table but not sure how many pics I’ll get from the fam..
Keep me posted on more ideas!!
Post # 10
Yay, we’re doing this too! We actually have this huge stone fireplace and wood mantle to put ours on; I had all of the photos reprinted to the same size, all in black and white, and all framed in the same frame. We also included a picture from our engagement session. So the order of picture goes Fi’s Grandparents, Fi’s other grandparents, Fi’s parents, us, my parents, my grandparents, my other grandparents. We also added votives, larger candles in holders, and some fabric that matches our tablecloths.
I also think it would be kinda neat to set it up near the cake table. Or you could set up several different displays around the room: one by the bar, one by the cake, one by the guest table, etc… so people have to move around to all those points in the room to see all of them. I can’t believe so many people are doing this!