Post # 1
I really want to display picture of my Fiance and I during the reception. We have hundreds from our years together! I would like them to be displayed for people to peruse during the cocktail hour and reception (which will be in the same room).
Does anyone have any ideas? I was thinking like displayed on ribbon and hanging from somewhere? (We can’t hang anything from the walls though)
We also have (like everyone else) a low budget, so yea let the ideas follow!
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
oh i love the clotheline! i just thought of how i can create free standing posts with bamboo rods in pots and use ribbon between! thanks iran2day!!!
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
I saw a great one on Martha Stewart for photo luminaries: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/photo-centerpiece
Post # 9
I don’t what the set up at your reception is but you could use a frame like this – http://www.amazon.com/Studio-Silver-Tree-Life-Frames/dp/B0014AW73S which is relatively inexpensive and set up a few near each other or spread out throughout the room.
Post # 10
- 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
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
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 # 13
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
I made a folding photo screen that holds photos of Mr. SR and I as kids.
DIY Folding Photo Screen
Post # 14
- 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
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.
Post # 16
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! 🙂