The professional photos taken at your wedding capture some of the most important moments of your special day. After a full day, from pre-ceremony preparation to your post-reception send-off, it’s not uncommon to find yourself with more than 1,000 pictures. With so many images, it can be tricky to determine which ones to display in your home. To make your decision easier, consider the following:

  • Your Values

Understanding your values and what was especially important to you on your wedding day is key for understanding which pictures you most want to share in your home. Whether it was the invaluable support your family and wedding party provided you with throughout the entire wedding planning process, or it was the gown that has been passed down through your family for generations, your pictures should reflect your values.

  • The Display Location

The room where pictures will be displayed determines the audience, and therefore the content you are going to want to show. Pictures framed for your bedroom might tend to be the more intimate shots, such as the kiss following your “I do’s,” while pictures framed for your living room might be more communal, such as a sweeping shot of the ceremony.

  • Your Photographer’s Thoughts

Your photographer has helped many couples make these same decisions, so he or she will be familiar with what works well. Additionally, your photographer will know the best size and printing methods for your pictures based on the wall or shelf space you have set aside for them. Don’t be afraid to ask for some insight.

Picking which photos to frame for your home is an important decision, and choosing carefully will make it a worthwhile investment for years to come.

*Written in collaboration with Elizabeth Davis