Post # 1
Hello all! I was thinking of surprising our guests by displaying the wedding photos of our family and friends at our reception with a sign that described how these marriages have shaped our view of love, kindness, etc. I’m concerned that individuals that are not married, have been divorced, or are single may be offended if they are not displayed. I think this would be a nice surprise but I don’t want to offend anyone either. Opinions??
Post # 3
I’ve only seen it where the bride and grooms parents and grandparents are displayed. Of course, you could add other members of the immediate family, but it might be too much to add extended family and friends? I doubt you’ll offend anyone. Maybe you could make it couples who have celebrated their 20th anniversary and up, or something like that?
We’re doing it at the bridal shower – photos of moms and grandmoms in their wedding attire, since the wedding day has so much going on.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
And to add – I honestly wouldn’t put that much effort into it to describe how they’ve affected you, I’ve seen this at 2 or 3 weddings and while I think it’s cool I wouldn’t spend the time staring at them.
Can they be displayed during cocktail hour instead of the reception? If it’s in the cocktail area I might read them to avoid talking to people and kill time but at the reception I’ve never read them. Just glanced at the pictures to see the wedding dresses from the past.
Post # 5
I’m actually doing this.
I’ve approached my family to ask them to give me copies of photo’s they don’t mind me displaying. That way there is no room for offence. I’m even hanging one of my parent’s wedding even though they have long since divorced and remarried.
In between the wedding photos I’m adding some of my fi and I at our engagement shoot and I’m hanging them in a big empty picture frame with ribbon. It looks ace. I don’t have a picture of it to hand but will upload one later if you like to show you how it looks.
Post # 6
I wasn’t planning on doing an individual sign for each couple but just a general sign of about how these were marriages that have shaped my fiancee’s and my beliefs about what it takes to be successful in a marriage. I have also seen displays of just immediate family but I think it could be a nice surprise for guests to see their wedding photos along the wall at the reception or cocktail hour. I was planning on collecting the pictures under the guise of getting ideas for poses for our own photos (sneaky, sneaky!).
Post # 7
We had photos from our parents and grandparents weddings displayed at the table where people found their ticket with their table numbers on it. I don’t think it requires an explaination, I doubt anyone will take the time to read it.