Monday, October 5, 2009

Poster Mat

Chris has constantly been telling me that we have too many pictures of him and I around our house. I justify it by saying that we have beautiful wedding and engagement pictures along with 4 years of documented memories that i just need to display. Besides, it's not like we have a child {or dog, for that matter} to take pictures of and display around the house!
Recently I saw this post at we met in a bar featuring the lovely poster mat from their wedding:

In my personal opinion, this has to be the next big trend {RIP picture mat}. Purchase a {wedding/love} print that you both love and want to hang in your home. Have your guests sign it and it's guaranteed to have a special place in your home and hold a special meaning for you both.
Naturally, Heather from we met in a bar, had a gorgeous instructional sign accompanying the marker jar to let her guests know they were welcome to sign the mat.
We had our wedding party and close family sign a picture mat at our rehearsal dinner {we had our guests sign a blurb guest book at our reception}. The signature mat is still sitting on the floor of our home office. I know, sad but true. One day it will find a home. I can't help but think that Chris would gladly let me hang a print, like the one above, before he lets me hang another picture of ourselves {picture mat included}. Le Sigh.
That being said, all you brides-to-be out there, jump on the poster mat bandwagon! I would love to see what poster you find for your guests to sign!
Images by Studio 7 Photography

8 comments:

erin, maker of chimes said...

We had all of our wedding guests sign a picture mat as well! We've framed a collage of wedding pictures and this is my absolute favorite picture from the wedding that we've got in the house.

:::Lyzz::: said...

What a cute idea. We actually had a picture mat signed at our reception, and still love it to date and it sits proudly in our living room. I can definitely see this trend taking off though. Plus, there are so many possibilities.

Modern Ink Studio said...

we did this exactly, but it was a green print that said "love". we love it - and got tons of compliments on it!

Stephanie @ Just Shoe Me said...

I will mail you pictures of Benson to display in your home. See....everyone wins!

landlocked bride said...

I love this idea so much more than the photo mat option. It's so much more practical!

Miranda said...

I have read a ZILLION bridal blogs in the past 9 months. None of them compare to yours. I have spent the past 2 hours scrolling through pictures of your perfect wedding, and getting some fantastic ideas. Thank you so, so much for sharing your journey and giving so many helpful hints and lessons!

Nicole said...

i really like this..

Children of the 90s said...

I like the picture mats, I think it's a cute idea and something you can save. That sign on the marker jar is actually really cute, too! :)