Sunday, December 9, 2007

Engagement Pics-- Great Ways to Use!

Now that we have taken our engagement pictures, I have become obsessed with using them! Here are some great ideas from fellow knotties.


  • STDs



Save the Dates are probably one of the more popular ways to use your engagement photos. Here's a sample of a picture that really fits with the layout of the postcard.






  • Holiday Cards



I've never been a fan of photo holiday cards. My main problem with them is that there is no way to prop them up on my mantle. Yet now I have my engagement photos, I want to send them out!!




  • Wedding Website



The home page of our wedding website is more of a visual treat than informative. I use the page to showcase photos of us. I've been changing the photos on a regular basis.






  • Stamps



Photo stamps are not cheap...but they certainly make your invitation stand out from the crowd! I've also seen them used on thank you cards.






  • Newspaper Announcement



Although I am not close with my Mother, her one request is for us to announce our engagements in the paper. Four of 'em. I agreed...but that was before I knew how much it cost!




  • Cardbox



In some parts of the country as well as certain ethnicities, cash gifts are given. When this is the case, a cardbox is a must. Instead of using a generic white box from Michael's, why not DIY and use your e-pics?






  • Guest Book



Our package comes with a 6 page guest book. Our guests can sign around the pictures. Other knotties have made a book at Shutterfly, Snapfish, or My Publisher.






  • CDs



The cover of a CD-- which can be used as a favor or OOT gift bag stufffer-- can include a picture from your engagement photo.




  • Rehearsal Dinner Invitations or Shower Invitations



In the past, I saw a knottie that used an engagement photo for their rehearsal dinner invitation. It was really cute!




  • Photofetti



Photofetti can be used to dress up high-boys that are used during the cocktail hour. They can also be used on the various special tables: gift table, guest book table, etc.






  • Table Numbers



Table numbers that have engagement photos in the background are super popular on theknot.






  • Slideshow



A slideshow can be done before the ceremony, during the cocktail hour, or during dinner. It's a great way to showcase many photos.




  • Photo Coasters



Photo coasters are one of the most popular favors for a shower, rehearsal dinner, or even the wedding. Simply print your picture on a color printer and insert into the frames.






  • Program



Your wedding program is a great place to add a picture of you and your FI!






  • Centerpieces at the Bridal Shower
  • Guestbook Frame aka Signature Mat

The signature mat, made popular by Pottery Barn, is widely available and has become very popular in the past few years. It's a wonderful way to display your engagement pictures!




  • Framed Pictures at the Placecard Table


  • Calender-- Countdown to your wedding
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • In your Home!

How do you plan on using your engagement photos?

1 comment:

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

Haven't seen the photo confetti but it's a great conversational piece- good idea.

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