Wedding photography is perhaps one of the biggest investments that couples make in every wedding. It’s one of the first things to be prioritized and hiring a photographer (or a studio) can be quite expensive.

But now that the wedding is over, what do you do with your photographs? Of course you need to get them printed and save a back-up in a flash drive, but what do you do with them afterwards?

Well, you’re in luck. Here are a few creative ideas on how to use your wedding photographs:

1. Cards
Why not turn your favorite wedding snapshots can into great thank-you cards and holiday cards? Personalized greeting cards can be great for giving to friends and family on different occasions to remind them of the happy couple on their special day.

Be sure to talk to your photographer if you’re not sure which pictures to choose.

2. Calendar
You can also make your gifts a lot more personalized by turning them into calendars or photo books. Take the opportunity to customize and have fun when choosing photos and grouping them together.

Be sure to use artsy shots for your calendar or photo books, such as close-ups of your dancing shoes or your bride-and-groom fingers if you want a great shot of you showing off your rings.

3. Art
Don’t let the digitals sit on your hard drive! Print them instead and put them on display – one advantage to professionally taken pictures is that the high quality allows for them to be enlarged and hung on the wall like the works of art that they are. Before you go ahead and print the pictures that you want, be sure to take inventory.
You won’t need to have a museum, but a chosen few favorite memories of the most special day of your life will be sure to lift you up and put a smile on your face whenever you look at them, especially when you’re having a bad day.

4. Traditional Photo Albums
And lastly, who could forget the traditional photo album? Though they’ve become a thing of the past these days because of the internet and digital storage, there’s just nothing like flipping through snapshots of memories that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Whether you opt for special leather-bound albums to give to your wedding guests as memorabilia or have one made just for yourself, a physical album is something you won’t regret having – and you can even pass it down to the next generation as an heirloom.