Share your images!
Send your friends, family members, and the bridal party the link to your gallery. These are the people who have put not only time & effort but also money into being there on your big day. I personally for my clients have a buying option right on your gallery, so your guests don’t even have to bother the bride or groom to get what they want printed.
Pick out your favorite images and post an album on Facebook. Don’t forget to tag your friends & family members!
Make Thank You Cards
Thank You Cards are a must after every wedding & they can be (let’s just be honest) a drag to write out. It’s a daunting task! The process of handwriting person messages to all of your guests – it’s hard work! So, why not make the task a little more fun with personalized thank you cards? Have them printed either post-card style or folded-over style. Leave them blank on the inside or simply write a generic message. Just leave room to sign your names (that adds a personal touch, especially if you’re going with the generic message) and if you can, leave a little room to write a specific line of thanks to your guests who traveled from out of town or contributed to the day in some way.
Go Over-The-Top: if you have photos of specific guests, print them & put them in your thank you notes!
Print Photos to Display at the Office/On Your Desk
What better way to show off your new “status” as husband/wife? If you work in a customer service job, it’s likely that your customers know you were engaged & planning your wedding. Even if you don’t have any face-to-face communication with the public, showing off your beautiful wedding day for your co-workers is always a ton of fun. Besides, who wouldn’t want to have the memory of their fabulous wedding day sitting right there on daily basis.
Print Photos to Give as Gifts
If you get married close to the holidays, giving photos as gifts is the perfect (easy) gift. Getting prints made are fairly cheap and frames can be picked up on sale or with coupons to make the perfect, tear-jerking, happy-memory-bringing gift. Parents & Grandparents especially deserve to have some beautiful photos to display in their homes, but don’t forget siblings & the members of your bridal party! Those photos the photographer took of just you & your bridesmaids/groomsmen – are meant to be printed & framed to give as a gift.
Create a Gallery Wall at Home
Images were never meant to live on a computer, hard drive, or the cloud. They are just begging to be printed & displayed! Pick a handful of your favorite images & create an epic gallery wall for your home! Live in an apartment or worried about committing with holes in your wall? Get those Command Strips & Hooks! They work great & are an easy way to get over the anxiety of hanging up images! Print your images & look at them every single day as a reminder of the happiest day of your life!
I love creating gallery walls for my clients and even have a service to hang them in their home! The install day is so exciting and the finished product is to die for. (ok not literally, but it will make you smile daily and thats totally worth it)
Full post on our before and after gallery wall:
Order Your Wedding Album (from me!)
What’s better than hanging images of your wedding in your home? Having an incredible, leather, lay flat album professionally designed & created, of course! Trust me, you can only print & display so many images (at least without looking like a psycho or them turning into wallpaper) – so an album is the best way to display the most photos. An album tells the story of your day for it has bits from each part starting with getting ready to those funny reception shots! A wedding album is your first family heirloom!