(Closed) Framed pictures from the wedding as Christmas gifts. Terrible idea?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Thoughts on framed photos for xmas gifts?
    It's a nice gift. Go for it! : (51 votes)
    65 %
    I agree with your DH. It's self-centered. : (25 votes)
    32 %
    Other. : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 17
    Hostess
    11165 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I think it is a great idea, who doesn’t love updated family photos? I fully intended on doing the same thing this year using our E-pics.

    Personally I would much rather recieve a nicely framed photo of people I love over some of the random junk I seem to collect ever year when people aren’t sure what to get me.

    Post # 18
    Member
    250 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think I would only do this with parents.  And maybe grandparents.  Other than that, I don’t think that I would. 

    Post # 19
    Member
    1733 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think this is a fantastic gift, especially considering that it wouldn’t be their only gift and because prints and frames can be really expensive. It’s sweet, it’s personalized, and it’s a heck of a lot more useful than a Big-Mouthed Billy Bass.

    Post # 20
    Member
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @UpstateCait: I don’t think it’s self-centered at all…  I don’t really understand that opinion?  If you were giving casual friends pictures of just you & your husband, yeah, that would be strange – but I think family members would love to receive a thoughtful gift like that!  Especially if it’s a framed family photo & not just you two (even though I don’t think that would be weird, either, if you’re close to the people you’re giving the gifts to).

    As you said, I would give something else along with the framed photo, but I really think this is a nice, thoughtful gift!  I am getting married next November, and the thought has already crossed my mind that framed wedding photos would be a great gift for my & FI’s parents…  I know they would love that.

    Post # 21
    Member
    775 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t think it’s a bad idea! We are giving my Future In-Laws a picture of us framed from our engagement shoot (I let them pick out their favorite) we are also giving my Future Sister-In-Law a picture of us from our engagement shoot (her favorite) framed. Those who expressed they wanted it, I will give them it. Those who have not I’ll find other gifts. And these pictures are ALL they are getting (I guess I’m cheap, but my Fiance is one of 6 children and 2 of those siblings are married and one of them has 3 children…toooo many gifts and too expensive!) but we gotta mail them all because they don’t live near us or anything.

    Post # 22
    Member
    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i am doing this for our parents and our siblings. we each have one sibling. basically for our parents we giving them an 8×10 framed photo of us and them at our wedding. and for my sister, since we got some pics with her baby and husband as well, i got a frame that i can fit four 4×6 photos, one will be me and my sister, Brother-In-Law and my niece, the bridal party (since my sister and Brother-In-Law were both in it and we have mutual friends in it), and a gorgeous one i have just of my niece. For DH’s sister i got a frame where i can put two 5x7s – one will be us, her and her kids, and the second is a gorgeous shot we got of her and her kids.  i think everyone will love them.  And like you, this is NOT their only gift, but a small thing on the side.  I am only worried that my sis is going to frame the one of her baby at my wedding before xmas because she has already expressed how she loves those photos we have of her. but whatever, she can switch it out for another photo if need be!  

     

    ETA: I think it gets self-centered when you give too many photos/frames though.  My sister gave me for christmas after her wedding THREE 8x10s of from her wedding!  i currently only hang up one of them in our aparment   Innocent (i was tempted to do the same to her, but just couldn’t do it, lol).

    Post # 23
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    7295 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    oh and for our parents we are also giving them adoramapix photos albums – which we had to tell them about because they were both about to print out a bunch of our wedding photos on their own and i had to tell them to wait!  i kind of see the albums as their wedding thank you gift as well, but we will just give it at xmas with all the other presents.  it is acutally more than we would normally spend!

    Post # 24
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    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I want to do this for my family as well as my husband’s family! And to be honest, for some, it’ll be their only gift. Not just a photo of us, but I was thinking an 8×10 of just us and 2 5x7s of us with them (or vice versa). They’re all asking for pictures from the wedding, and it’s a good idea.

    It’s not that cheap, either! We calculated it out that we will need (6) 8x10s and (10) 5x7s! That is a LOT of frames…..

     

    My question is, where can I find decent quality frames in bulk? You can order them from dollar tree, and in the picture it looks all right, but I’m afraid they’ll look super cheap!

     

    -Dina

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