I believe very strongly that a wedding isn’t just about making a commitment in front of our friends and family, but it is about celebrating where we came from and where we’re going. Thus, I’d like to have old family pictures around the venue to show pictures of our families, baby pictures, etc.
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I’ve seen some really great walls and displays that people have used.
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Seriously, aren’t they so freaking cute?
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Our venue has a bit of a built in method to hold pictures. In the cocktail hour area, there is a mantle that wraps around the room. I’m thinking of just placing the pictures around the mantle so it will be a nice background for our guests to enjoy while sipping their amazing cocktails and awkwardly making small talk. They will have the time to walk around and see everything if they chose to, but no one would force them to if they weren’t interested.
In terms of categories, I was originally thinking of:
- Baby pictures of me
- Baby pictures of PBear
- Family pictures (old wedding pictures, old family pictures of various relatives and older generations, ways of showing that we don’t live in a bubble, etc) of my family
- Family pictures of PBear’s family
- Pictures of us together
All in all, five categories and I’m thinking five to six pictures from each category, making for 25 to 30 pictures total.
Now, I have absolutely no concept of whether of not that is an appropriate number of pictures. five to six pictures doesn’t sound that crazy, but 25 to 30 pictures seems like a lot. The pictures won’t be that big and they would be scattered around the place. I want the place to feel like we’re getting married in our own home…you know if we were rich people from Downton Abbey. But I don’t want it to be overwhelming, as well.
Are you planning to display family pictures? How did you organize it? Anyone have a good source for cheap frames?