If you’re anything like my husband and I, you’ve waited a year to finally do something about those wedding photos that have been sitting in a box for a few months. Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE our wedding photos, but the process of framing and organizing them had us procrastinating for a little (ok, longer than a little), while.
We’ve visited frame stores before for other projects, only to be met with what seemed like a million frame options. Not to mention decisions on matting, glass, and more. It’s overwhelming to say the least. Plus, you’re combing through antiquated frames that have probably been there forever, only to find that one modern glam frame you’re ACTUALLY looking for.
In addition to framing our favorite wedding photos, I wanted to give my husband a sentimental first anniversary gift (appropriately something that included paper), to create a vignette on our wall. After doing some online research I came across Framebridge, and I’m so happy I did!
Not only are their frames super curated (think options like rose gold and natural wood), but they also offer design expertise that you would get from a boutique local framer. Except the process is SO much more simple, with the option to upload your own digital photo to frame, or you have the option to mail in a piece as well (such as a beloved print or paper).
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For our wedding vignette, I opted to upload one photo from our honeymoon, and to mail in four other pieces. The mail-in pieces included one photo from our engagement photo session, two from our wedding, and a note my husband used for our proposal. One of the great things about Framebridge is that they streamline the process as much as possible by giving you their expert packaging to mail it in should you choose to request that, or you can use your own. We went with the first option, and after receiving their boxes, I neatly packaged up my photos and sent them on their way.
A few days later, it was time to choose a design. When placing your order, you can choose your own frame or select their “Designer’s Choice,” where Framebridge experts choose several frames they think would match your piece. If you’re opting for designer’s choice, I recommend leaving a few extra days for this process. I wasn’t in love with the frame options sent my way, but the process to choose another frame got a bit complicated since I had to communicate via e-mail with the designer about my choices. I personally would have preferred a “choose another frame” option on the designer’s choice landing page with my selections so I could make another choice right away.Overall, however, I thought the designer’s choice option was a great (and free service) to get an opinion on your frame, and more often than not, the choices are totally perfect. I ultimately decided on a combination of Richmond (a gold antiqued frame) and Newport (antiqued silver frame) and soon they were on their way back to me!
One of the things I was most impressed with was the packaging we received from Framebridge. My gosh. They got 4 frames in ONE box, and it was so impeccably packed. Now that the original prints were here and framed (along with the digital upload that had arrived earlier) we were ready to hang them. Each piece arrived hang-ready and with its own hanging kit, so you don’t have to buy a box of unnecessary tools at the hardware store, making it super easy to get them on the wall. They now have the perfect place in our home.
Are you thinking about framing your wedding photos but don’t know how? Framebridge could be a perfect option for you. You literally can’t go wrong with their classic styles, and if you don’t know where to start they also offer a design service for creating your own gallery wall. By providing a little bit of information about your pieces and the space you have, a Framebridge expert can create two sets of frame styles and layout options. This service is $99, but you also receive $50 towards custom framing for your wall.
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