(Closed) Displaying Photos At Reception

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

You could do a clothes line and clothes pin them on.  You could also do pictures in picture frames and decorate the cocktail area, the cake table, or use them for the table numbers. 

Post # 4
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

We actually received a digital picture frame as a gift at one of our showers. I put photos on it and we had our DOC set it up on the guestbook table. It worked perfectly for us!

Post # 6
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

While we are fortunate enough to have hanging space at our reception site… we also have TOO MANY PICTURES! To make space for the extra photos, and to hide unsightly closet doors, we’re going with a standing, tri-fold screen that I’ve DIYed to death to incorporate criss-crossed ribbons to hold photos. I actually just found a link to a fellow Bee Blog entry for a similar project while searching for a link to give you!  They also have ones with built-in picture frames.

Post # 7
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are decorating our reception and cocktail area with pictures of our family and friends on their wedding day (i have a wedding themed wedding).  We bought 21 pictrue frames at BB&B and TJMaxx that are the same type of silver frame but aren’t overly matchy.  Total cost was about $90 (include printing the pictures to fit the frames). 

Post # 10
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Auberge du Soleil

I like the idea of the clothspin lines. Sounds simple and cost effective. Another option would be to use a digital frame or laptop computer and have a slideshow running through out the reception.

Post # 11
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We picked up a few of these frames from Kirkland’s: http://www.kirklands.com/p-37-photo-collage-frame.aspx  Each frame holds 21 4×6 pictures.

We got them on sale and used a coupon I found online, so they were very inexpensive.  I painted them to match our wedding colors, and we are filling them with B&W pics of us throughout the years.  My favorite thing about this project is that we will be able to hang the frames in our future home.

Post # 12
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Love the idea of the pictures on a clothesline. But it really depends on the theme of your wedding. If it’s casual, the clothesline idea could really take off. For a more formal event, I’d check TJ Maxx and Ross for fancier frames to display on tables. They always have such great prices on frames, and it’d be nice to have them displayed along the room.


I also like the idea of having framed photos from weddings within your family (grandparents, parents, siblings, etc.)

Post # 14
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2021 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

@almostananderson:  Thanks for posting the luminary idea!  I really like that!  I am tempted to start crafting right away…

Post # 15
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I decided to use photos of our married guests on their wedding day as well.  Luckily my the room for the cocktail hour has lots of ledges where pictures can be displayed.  All I plan on doing is handing them all to our main contact at the catering hall.  I will be placing an engagement picture and the picture of our parent’s on their wedding day at the place card table.

If I were you, I would use the pictures during the coctail hour.  Hang them if the location allows or place them around the room.  If not, you can use them as table numbers for each of your tables during the dinner part of the reception.

 Good luck. 

Post # 16
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are having our brunch reception in our church social hall since it is newly renovated and actually very pretty. There is a data projector in the ceiling, so I am making a slide show via movie maker put to music (this will also be our reception music) for the purpose of displaying pictures. We met online and many of the people coming to the wedding don’t know "our story" because we are older (38 now, will be 39 when we get married) so we have pictures from where we had our first date, fun times together, pictures of us with my twins, etc. I have been very careful in choosing the music to accompany the pictures-right now I’m working on the falling in love part and I’ve chosen "When you say nothing at all" by Alison Krauss to go with that part. It’s really come out better than I thought it would! I am also using Far Away by Nickelback (we’re doing the long distance thing), No More Cloudy Days by the Eagles, and Fall-finished up with Chapel of Love to end up at wedding day! 🙂

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