(Closed) How Many Wedding Pictures To Display?

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Post # 2
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Sugar bee

The 30×40 canvas is a bit much, IMO.

I have a wedding picture on my desk at work and an 8×10 on a shelf in my living room. I’m still working on putting together my album, but if anyone comes over in the future and wants to see more wedding pictures than the one I have on display, they’re welcome to look at the album.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My SIL has a small wall where she put a vertical framed picture of her and my brother in the middle and then did horizontal pictures of her family from the wedding, my family from the wedding, them and their bridal party, and then another one with all the siblings or something. The key is to have mostly ones that have other people you love as well. You paid a lot of money for those photos, you should display them! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have my favourites in 5 small glass frames as well as a montage on the fridge in addition to one larger picture of us. However the smaller ones I plan on gradually replacing with future photos

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’d think it less unusual to see several smaller photos in frames around the room than a large canvas.  Maybe the large one in more private quarters 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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stephanie091512 :  I think it depends on how big your living room is, but I don’t think it’s too much. I think hanging wedding photos is a natural thing that I know many, many people do. It doesn’t make you self-obsorbed or obsessed with your wedding day. That is supposed to be one of the most important days in your life, and, further, one of the days where you and your spouse look ballin’ to the nth degree because when else are you going to have nice, posed portraits where he’s either in a nice suit/tux and you are in a gorgeous dress???

I would never think you are “full of yourself.” It’s your house, your wedding day, it’s only natural you’d want to fill it with happy memories! DH and I have a 16×20 picture of us from our wedding in that swirly IKEA frame over our bed, a smaller 5×7 hiding our router in the living room, but we may add a few more. I want to get a collage frame at some point with some pictures to hang up. I don’t think I’m “full of myself” but the fact of the matter is, my wedding day WAS one of the best days of my life. Almost my ENTIRE family came together for the first time in years. The last photograph of my grandfather happened at my wedding (he died a couple of months afterwards). I want these photos displayed and if someone (whom I presumably know and love enough to invite into my own home) wants to think I’m “full of myself” because of it, well, they can go choke on a spoon for all I care. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

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stephanie091512 :  That canvas might be better displayed in your bedroom. That’s a lot of wedding hitting people in the face for something that will be used as a public sitting room.

We have three 8x10s set three in a row over the couch in our family room. There’s also a 4×6 in our office but no one aside from us ever goes in there so they’d never see it. We’re working on putting together an album for the people who come over in the near future and want to see.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We have quite a few scattered throughout the house, but they are all smaller ones. I don’t hink I would put a huge one in the living room or anything. We have some large canvas from our engagement that we hung in our bedroom. It’s your house though and you should do what you want. I think smaller pictures make it not so noticable even if you have quite a few.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I would find that big canvas in the living room a little crazy but I’d also think it’s your house and whatever floats your boat is what you should do.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I have two 16×12 prints on the wall – big group shot of everyone and a portrait of us. They’re on the far wall with a clock and other bits so they look just the right size. Generally though I’m a fan of large photo displays made up of small prints. We have one wall entirely taken up with 6x4s and 10x8s of all the various places we’ve travelled to. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

In our bedroom, I made a little gallery wall I guess you’d call it, of a small canvas of a wedding photo, a framed wedding photo, and a little shadow box with a flower, my bridal earrings, and a photo of my dresss. The whole setup is small, above my husband’s dresser… that’s just enough I think. We also have our wedding album propped up to display in our office on a bookshelf, which has a large photo of us on the front cover. Personally, I wouldn’t put a large picture of us in a prominent area but that’s just my style.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We haven’t got wedding photos back so I can’t answer that part – but we made a large (2 feet by three feet) canvas of our favourite photo from our engagement shoot and had our guests from our wedding sign it in metallic sharpies. A lot of people thought it was a great idea and really liked it. I know it’s going to be a big display in our small condo, but hopefully when we have a house it will be better. I personally love canvas photos – I would do it, then hang it in the bedroom, and if you end up moving things around then maybe put it somewhere else? I wouldn’t have too many large wedding photos in one room though.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 If you love it, go for it! I think you can get away with a big canvas in a public room if it’s a more “artsy” shot of wedding (i.e., black and white, or just a silhouette of you guys dancing, etc).

We have 2 vertical 12×18 canvas photos of us at the wedding, on either side of a larger 20×30 landscape shot from our honeymoon. The three canvases together look great, and we have them in a casual room (on a wall in our breakfast nook). They bring me joy every time I see them!

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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stephanie091512 :  30×40 is pretty big.  We have a 16×20 canvas that looks bigger than I thought it would.  I’m glad we didn’t go bigger.

I think we went a little overboard ordering wedding prints and probably have too many.  I think we’ll likely spread them around and most will likely be in our bedroom.  I might also be a little ridiculous and just switch them out from time to time – we have several that are the same size.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think a collage or multi-frame display in one place can work as a nice artwork, storyline of the day, but getting a blown up canvas of just the two of you in living room is way too much, anything big on a wall goes in the bedroom I think and then one framed photo wherever you have a collection of family photos.

In the bedroom do whatever you want, bedside, bathroom, walk in closet, etc. Shrine away…

We haven’t got our wedding photos back yet though so I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing!

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