Almost every couple does an engagement session nowadays. Many wedding photographers offer one as part of their standard package, and I’ve seen tons of unique uses for the finished photos! For example, I love designing Philadelphia custom wedding stationery to include engagement photography.
Here are a few ideas for making the most of your engagement session photos:
Save the Dates
These are probably the most common use for engagement photos. Many couples want to take a more traditional approach with their invitations, but save the dates are the perfect avenue for creativity. You can still introduce guests to the colors and motifs of your wedding, and add one of your engagement photos.
Another popular idea is to make the photos themselves the save the dates. All you have to do is tell your photographer what you’re planning to do, and arrange to have signs made that include all the relevant information about your wedding. Save the dates are the perfect stationery to do this with because they require less text than almost any other piece of Philadelphia custom wedding stationery.
Favors, Programs, & Decor
Your engagement photo session will be visual evidence of your love for one another. Why not share it with everyone at your wedding? There are lots of ways to go about doing this, from printing tiny albums for guests to take home to collaging a few of your favorite photos on the cover of your programs. Here are a few more creative ideas that I love:
- Print your favorite photos personalized wine labels
- Choose a picture to use in a design for chocolate bar wrappers
- Use photos from your session in a slideshow at the reception
- Have a collage of photos made into a table runner for your cake, coffee, or dessert table
- Use photos of you holding carved numbers as your table numbers
Apart from save the dates, this is probably the most popular use of engagement photos in Philadelphia wedding stationery. One option is to have an album made with blank pages for guests to sign and leave a little note. Another is to have a choice photo printed with a large white border for people to write on. You can have the finished product framed and display it in your home!
What are you planning to do with your engagement photos?
Share your ideas with me in the comments!