Fun Uses for Your Engagement Photos

Booking an engagement session is also a great way for you to work with the photographer who will be shooting your wedding, it’s like getting a test run of what to expect on your big day. You get to know them and their style, and get comfy in front of the camera! Trying out some poses to find you best angles is always fun! But, what exactly can you do with all those fabulous images? Here are my favourite ways you can put your engagement photos to use!

Save the Dates

One of the most popular reasons to have engagement photos done is to use them for save the date cards. You can get really creative with different props to let people know when your big day is approaching. If possible, try to get your engagement photos taken at the same time of year your wedding will be. Getting married in October? Get your pics done in October so the look of your photos will match your wedding day!

Invitations

If you are skipping the save the date card and just sending our invitations you can use your engagement photos for that as well. There are many different components to a wedding invitation from the actual invitations, RSVP, menu cards, directions and hotel accommodations lists to the stamps, envelopes, and address labels. There are many places you can use your professional engagement pictures to give your wedding invitations a more personal touch.

Guest Book

Creating a customized guest book is a great way to display your engagement photos. You can keep your guest book simple with just an image on the cover with blank pages for guests to sign or you can make it a little more personal. Some couples have included a few pages in the sign in book that lets their guests know how they met, fell in love and end up saying ‘I Do”.

Photos for Your Home

There is no better way to start the new life you will be sharing than decorating your new home with your photos. Having your engagement images hanging on the walls in frames around your home is the perfect way to remember the special bond you two share. Ask your photographer if they arrange prints for you, and if not, check your local photo labs or print shops.

Displaying at Your Wedding

There are many ways you can use your engagement photos to decorate your reception venue. You can have large prints made to line the walls of your venue or have a few framed and allow your guest to sign them. You can also create a display of your photos with ladders, tables, candles, twinkly lights…anything you want! Set your photos up at the gift table, guest book table, on the tables for dinner, dessert table…anywhere you want people to pause and enjoy your photos!

Photo Montage for Reception or Rehearsal Dinner

Having a sideshow playing as your guests enter the reception area or even to show at your rehearsal dinner is a great way to get your guest talking and adds a little sentimental value. Why wouldn’t you include a few of your engagement photos in it? Trust me when I say people LOVE slideshows at weddings!

Party Favor/Gift for Guests

Key chains, postcards, and t-shirts even can all be made with your image on them. You’ll want your guests to take home something special to remember your wedding day by. Even if getting a coffee mug isn’t something you think your guests would appreciate, you can still have little escort cards personalized with your engagement photo. Need help getting custom items printed? No problem! I have my own printing company and can create all kinds of items for your wedding! (Buttons, pocket mirrors, magnets, key chains, mugs, etc etc etc). Reach out to me with your ideas!

Social Media Images

The best way to use your engagement photos is to have them as your profile pictures on your social media accounts. What better way to not only show off your stunning images but to also let everyone know you two will be tying the knot! Just remember to check your contract with your photographer for their rules for sharing and editing photos.

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