After what feels like forever, the frames for our gallery wall arrived after being backordered for two months. For two months we have had penciled boxes up on the blank wall adjacent to our bed in place of the actual frames! There are worse things, but now that it’s filled with memorable moments from our wedding I can’t imagine what this blank wall looked like before.
A couple notes/tip on creating your own at home gallery wall:
Measure your space
Make sure to measure out your space and then from there pick out the size and number of frames that will fit. I knew that I wanted a very formated gallery wall & not mixed size frames! We were strategic with the measurements (aka my husband did all the math) so that it was all perfectly centered.
I predetermined that I wanted to use the CB2 frames from an inspiration picture I found online. They had to be black skinny frames to compliment the black accents in our room! I have linked a couple similar options with different price ranges as well as the frames I chose.
To make the the space look tight & formatted I decided to go with a one inch spacing between ALL the frames. I find that this looks best for the look I was going for. I would suggest using whatever size space for both vertical and horizontal spacing.
I chose which picture was going where so that the collage of images had a cohesive look. I used the app Canva to do this, but you can also use Word or PowerPoint! Place the pictures in the same format you’re doing in the frames and then move them around until they compliment each other perfectly. Here is am image from of what my process looked like on Canva. Here is the set of images we landed on!
A tip that saved me money was to print my pictures at a local camera printing store. Many online websites will charge you $20-30 per print for 8×10, mine were only $6 per print! I was also able to give them notes on how to print based off my wedding photographers notes. So happy with how they turned out & loved saving so much money!