Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Old Family Pictures?!?!?!

According to theKnot.com one of the 15 ways to WOW your guests is by decking out your entry way… This is what theKnot.com has to say:

We're not saying you should spend a gazillion dollars on a 20-foot-tall floral arrangement, but first impressions are important, so take time to think out the entrance to your reception. Add a couple flower arrangements to the escort card table or have your stationer create a stylish seating chart display. A table topped with your engagement photos, your parents' wedding albums, and any other from-the-family artifacts would make meaningful additions.

I think it’s so neat and personal to have a table full of family pictures at your wedding reception. I love love love the idea. I think it gives guests a better idea of where you’ve come from and who you’ve become. It can also serve as a tribute to the people who have helped you get there. I would like to develop a collection of pictures of my family members’ wedding pictures. I have my parents wedding picture. We also have one of J’s parents (although they are just standing by a car, it’s not very wedding-ey). But I don’t think we could go any farther than that. And I’m afraid that TWO pictures on a table might seem a tad underwhelming. But who else would we include? Siblings? That’s 3 more pictures. But I have a brother that’s not married and he has a sister that ALMOST married. So that might feel awkward. Do we expand to include friends? If so where do you draw the line? And as a side note, why do I always make things more complicated than they need to be?!?!? Hahaha! What about pictures from our childhoods? Sigh. I just don’t know… Maybe I should scrap it all together. What do you think?????



  1. hi! I justed hopped over from Okra Cola. I love your idea. I got married in 2008 and we did this in our entry way. We included photo of our grandparents weddings as well mainly as a tribute since most of them are no longer with us. But I think it would be nice if they were still living or deceased. We added photos of us with our parents and grandparents too. We had a large table though.

  2. I just randomly found your blog from "On The Inside" and my best friend did this, but she put the photos in frames and on the tables. She included extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins) whomever she could get a hold of it. And it really added to the table decor and everyone had a good time commenting about the styles of the time.

  3. I'm asking our friends and relatives for wedding pictures or engagement picture and creating a picture wall. What a great conversation starter for the cocktail hour and reception!