Post # 1
Ok so we just purchased a home and I am dying to blow up some of our wedding pictures to hang throughout our house. Now of course I will hang most of my husband and I but I was wondering how strange it would be for me to hang a picture of myself in my gown in my home. On my wedding day I felt so incredible and loved my dress so much but I’m not sure how others would see it if they walked into my home and saw that lol. Would /have you hung a wedding picture of just you in your home?
Post # 3
@SoontobeMrsAM: I wouldn’t, but it is not my house. . . so you should do whatever makes you happy.
Post # 4
I personally wouldn’t. I think it’s a little weird, and if I saw a single-person photo from a wedding blown up to wall-sized proportions and put in a promenant place of the house, I might question the person and I’s ability to get along.
I think photos of the couple are alright, though.
Post # 5
@SoontobeMrsAM: I think it’s fine to have one formal portrait. I have one!
ETA: Since being on the bee, I’ve noticed it’s more of a Southern tradition and many others have never heard of it!
Post # 6
We were over at my FSIL’s sister’s house (haha) and she had a beautiful black and white one of them kissing blown up on canvas and I loved it. It never occured to me, as a guest, to be odd. Don’t overthink it! Or just keep it in your bedroom where the two of you can look at it.
ETA: I didn’t realize it was just a photo of the bride. I skimmed the post originally. I would only put my detail photos in like my walk in closet or near my vanity.
Post # 7
We have a frame with multiple pictures in it and one is me alone and one is DH alone but it is like 5*7 prints. I personally wouldn’t do a big print of me alone but if you and your husband like the photo it is your house. I wouldn’t hang it front and center in your living room or something either, I do think if you’re going to have a large display piece in the more public areas of your home, it should be a picture of you both.
Post # 8
@SoontobeMrsAM: I think some black and white shots of just you would be beautiful in your master bathroom. That way you can admire them, but it doesn’t look super weird to guests. You can even make a collage of some finer touches to the day – your hair, makeup, bouquet, shoes, etc.
For the record, I don’t think it’s weird, but I’d limit it to one in a high traffic area.
Post # 9
@SoontobeMrsAM: I probably wouldn’t display one of just me in a “public” area (meaning, living room etc). Instead I’d do a portrait of the two of us together.
But what about a 5X7 of this favorite photo on your husband’s night stand?
Post # 10
I would only do it if I have a matching photo of the groom, in the same size and near the other photo!
[ETA] If you asked my FI, he’d say he’s rather only hang up pictures of me. Apparently he hates being in front of the camera… sigh
Post # 11
I wouldn’t. If I was a guest is someone’s home and saw that I would probably laugh.
Post # 12
People put pictures of just one of their children up, so I don’t really see why it is weird to have just one of yourself – otherwise those photos will just sit in an album. If it’s a beautiful photo, I don’t think there is anything wrong with putting it up! That being said, I would put one of just my husband up for balance.
Post # 13
@nickels: I was thinking the same thing but, I actually don’t like photographs hanging in my home at all.
I would not do this. Not ever. No matter how good I look on my wedding day.
Post # 14
@SoontobeMrsAM: My brother has photos of just him, and of just his wife up on their walls. I say go for it! Just, don’t make it life-sized and right in their face when they open the door, or are eating at the dining table, or on the couch – creeeeeepy! 😛 I would keep it between A4-A2 and in a not-so-prominent place (bedroom, study, hallway or even in a hanging collage!) 😀
Post # 15
I wouldnt do it. My DH does have a wedding picture of just me that he keeps on his dresser but thats it.
Post # 16
I would do it, either in the bedroom, or in a public room if there was a matching photo of the groom as well.