A popular style of wedding announcement is called a photo collage. We’ve all seen a similar style, in fact, there’s a good chance you have one stuck with a magnet to the front of your refrigerator. At Announce The Day, we love helping you design the custom designed wedding invitations, and photo collages are one of the more popular options we offer.
When it comes to designing a photo collage, there are some important details that must be considered. First, it is important to remember that the more pictures you want to use, the smaller each image will need to be in order to make it fit on a 5”x7” card. A picture of you and your fiancé walking through the woods looks great, but not if the entire image is only one square inch. Next, you need variety. Very often, a couple’s favorite pictures are posed very similarly. View your favorite images on your computer and compare them to each other. Look for variety in your images. Does your fiancé consistently stand to your right with his arm around you? The last thing you want is to have a mosaic with 3 or 4 nearly identical images. Be creative, and consider multiple poses.
A bride once brought a file of images to me. She really loved a particular image of her and her fiancé walking along a sandy beach in California. She really wanted to use it as the main image of a collage. Unfortunately, this was the only image from that trip to the beach. The other images were from a mountain scene in the fall with beautiful red and orange autumn colors. When I opened all of the images and showed her the differences, it was easy to see that this wouldn’t look good.
Follow these steps
1. Look for a variety of poses.
2. Consider how your choice images might look if they are only one square inch in size on the final invitation.
3. Follow a theme.
At Announce The Day, we want you to be happy with your custom designed wedding invitations, and if you consider these steps, we’ll be able to help you find complete satisfaction. Call 801.362.7263 today for a free consultation.