(Closed) How many wedding portraits do you have up in your home?

posted 7 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I (or rather my dad) paid a lot of money for those photos!!  They’re going up!  I have a collage of frames that hangs on the wall that has 10 photos in it (not just of the two of us we have our families and friends too).  And then for a valentine’s day present for my husband I just ordered a set of three canvas paintings that were customized into frames with wedding pictures in them.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

We don’t have any portraits up, and no plans to put any up. We do have some canvas wrap prints of the artistic details shots our photog took – one of my shoes and one of  a quote that was on some of our paperwork. They’re in our bedroom and we love them. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The first year or two we had 4 8x10s of just us from the wedding in our living room.  The only comments we got were positive.  I recently changed those to family photos, and added more smaller frames with them – only one is a wedding portrait of just us, but a few others are candids from the wedding.

I also have 2 in our bedroom of just us, and 2 other family photos in our office.

Like Moose said, those photos were expensive and are beautiful.  You’re the ones in your house 95% of the time, right? πŸ™‚  IMO, it’s part of the newlywed experience to have lots of wedding photos around.  Around our two year anniversary though, I started transitioning to other photos from vacations and family gatherings, but not everyone does!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have a lot. In fact, one entire wall in my living room is primarily decorated with photos of us. We’ve got 3 large collage frames up- one with photos from when we were dating (this was a gift), one with engagement photos, and one with wedding photos (most of the photos in that frame are not of us). On the same wall, we have 6 more photos of us from our wedding. There’s another photo in our office, and one in our bedroom. I might hang up more. Does it seem a little narcissistic? Sure- it probably is.

I don’t really have a problem with it. I did initially, but when I thought about it more, I figured that it’s just fine. Most people have pictures of their family members and friends up- and I do have those. They just happen to be from my wedding (on the plus side, everyone is well dressed in my family-and-friend photos). Also, I paid a lot of money for these photos, so I’d like to be able to see them! Sure, I have an album, but I honestly don’t pull it out too often.

Don’t feel bad hangiing wedding photos, if you ndecide to do so. If it’s too weird to you, hang a couple of your favorites and match it to framed artwork in complementary colors.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We have 3 portraits: an 8×10 on the long wall of the living room, a 4×6 on a frame on the tv stand, and a 5×7 in our bedroom on the dresser. We are also putting together a wall of family photos, where we have 3 4x6s (one with my mom’s family, one with my dad’s, and one with his family), interspersed with other wedding/family pictures (much bigger, and not from our own wedding). I think we have a pretty good number, although we will probably drop some of them in the future. They’re just, by far, the best pictures we have of ourselves right now. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

I made a gallery wall a la Young House Love, with 14 photos printed in two different sizes. I love it! Gallery walls are super fun. I did mine on the cheap, buying the frames 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby, and getting my photos printed at Walgreens with a $15 off coupon (just check Retailmenot.com, they always have great Walgreens printing deals). The whole thing was less than $100. Not too shabby!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We have three. Two 8×10’s in the Living Room, one is a fun one of us and the wedding party and the other is of us and both sets of our parents.  We have an upper body shot of the two of us that’s 11×14 with our signature map guest book in our hallway.  I have two 5×7’s in my office at work.  He has a shot of just me at work.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We have a frame with 4 4x6s in it on our living room wall, a 8×10 framed on a table in the living room, and then I have another 4×6 on my dresser in our room. We’ve only gotten compliments on them. I think they’re still pretty subtle and a lot of people like to see them, especially if they didn’t know us when we got married and weren’t there to see the wedding.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh, I should also add that we know a couple who have been married 30 years now and still have one of their wedding photos in their living room. I think it’s sweet πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

We have three – one large 11×17, an 8×10 and a small 3×5.  They’re all of just us, but we have a book of wedding candids on the printer.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We don’t have any printed out, but we have two digital picture frames on display. One has wedding photos and the other has engagement photos.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We have two of Darling Husband and I.  And one of my side of the family and one of his side of the family. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We have two canvas prints – one of just the two of us and one of us with our wedding party – we also printed two 8×12 and got them framed of just us.  None of them are up yet – we are in the process of selling our condo so we don’t have any personal pictures up but when we move into our new home they will all be going up – like other said, good money was paid for the photographer and again for the prints so we are going to show case them for sure.

I wouldn’t worry about what anyone else thinks – as long as you like the way the wall looks that is all that counts – like someone has already pointed out – the two of you are the ones that will be around the most.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re so bad.  We’ve been married since August 2010 and haven’t yet gotten around to ordering any photos.  Maybe that’s a project for this weekend Tongue out

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