(Closed) displaying family photos at reception – fun ideas?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
539 posts
Busy bee

We are setting out frames, but also attaching pictures to ribbon and hanging them from the ceiling so they drop down, we are hanging them behind our gift table and guest book table so they almost create a back drop

Post # 4
98 posts
Worker bee

We’re just using a digital picture frame set up on the guestbook table. 

Post # 5
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve seen photos pinned (even clothespinned) to a ribbon swag or some kind of rope/string.

Kind of like this, but with prettier materials: [attachment=799702,101446]

Post # 7
1062 posts
Bumble bee

We just hung about 30 or so old photos of my hubby and I on a manzanita tree to match the trees on our dinner tables. 


Post # 8
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Awww I think I’m going to be doing this idea as well 🙂 Thanks

Post # 9
74 posts
Worker bee

Not sure what they’re called, but there’s some sort of magnetic system for displaying photos as well – basically long strings with weights on the end to keep them straight, you hang them from the ceiling or against the wall, and you use tiny magnets to hold photos to them.  They’re nice because you don’t have to cut holes in photos to hang them.  If you don’t have much space you could do this above a table.

Post # 10
87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I actually had a projector screen that posted pic’s up of us all night. Also on my cake table I had 2 picture frames & by the bar there was also some frames there.

Post # 11
1 posts


Did you ever use that idea of the room divder to display photos? I am thinking about that for my wedding next month but am not sure where to find a good one for that purpose.


Post # 12
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m doing this, but I’m doing photos of us with those that will be at the wedding. So, a pic or two of me with my Mom, with my cousin, etc…Fiance with his best friend since he was about 12.

I think I am either putting mine on a small table to the side, with a card box and maybe a dish of candies or something…or I am going to scatter them on the table we are dining at.

Post # 13
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think a projector is a good idea. make a slide show with your childhood pics and engagement pics together. Maybe add along a song of your choice and display after cutting the cake or duing your first dance. 


Post # 14
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@mkendrick: that is such a cute idea! yours turned out awesome

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