One of the main reasons I see couples decide not to take engagement photos is because they don’t know what to do with them. After all, no one wants to take photos that will end up on a forgotten flash drive in a desk drawer!
However, an engagement session is an intimate and romantic experience—and one every couple deserves to have. Plus, you can use your engagement photos both before and after your wedding in a variety of ways! Here are a few of our favorites.
Save the Date Cards
We’ll start with the obvious. Personalized save the date cards are all the rage these days and with good reason—they’re absolutely adorable! Choose your favorite engagement photo to officially tell your family and friends that you’re getting married and you can’t wait to see them at your wedding.
Building a wedding website is incredibly important. It allows you to keep track of your guest list and let guests know all the details about your big day. Plus, it gives you an excuse to show off your engagement photos!
Thank You Cards
Your engagement photos will look perfect on personalized thank you cards! There are a variety of websites where you can design your own thank you cards, or you can work with a professional designer to get that perfect look. Let your guests know how much you appreciate them with a handwritten note on each card.
Tired of the boring traditional guest book? Make yours memorable by creating a photo album full of your engagement photos! Leave blank spaces throughout for guests to leave a little message. Not only will your guests have the chance to look at your engagement photos, but you’ll have an incredible keepsake to look back on after your wedding day.
When you’re sending out holiday cards, you don’t have to stick to festive images! Use your engagement photos to send a cheerful “Happy Holidays” from the happy couple.
If you’re active on Facebook, Instagram or other social platforms, you will likely be sharing as many wedding updates as you can. Your engagement photos are the perfect way to count down the days until you say “I do” on your social media profiles. Plus, isn’t a professional photo much better than a quick selfie?
Wedding Décor or Favors
There are so many ways to incorporate your engagement photos into your wedding day! You can use your images to decorate your venue or designate table numbers. You can even have them printed on custom favors to add a personal touch to the items you give your guests.
Gifts for Family
Your parents and grandparents love receiving photos of you, so why not gift them with your engagement photos? Whether you put your image in a nice frame or create a custom gift, they’re sure to enjoy seeing your smiling faces!
Decorate Your Home
Get a jumpstart on decorating your home together by having your engagement photos professionally printed on canvas or other wall art. These gorgeous photos are the perfect way to decorate your home and start your new life together!