There are any number of ways you can go about commemorating your wedding after the big day (we’ve written about some new ideas, here) but one thing is certain: You’re going to need some quick and easy (and chic) way of framing your wedding photos. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite companies who make framing not only simple (so you have one less headache after all the work you already had to do planning!) but also fun, with tons of pretty options.
One of our all-time favorite companies for wedding photos (they have beautifully designed calendars, custom photo books with linen covers, and other great giftables too) Artifact Uprising has some beautiful framing options. We like their new float frames whose brass bolts and modern design would be the perfect way to frame your most treasured wedding photo. Choose their largest size (42 x 30”) and have a photo of your wedding venue printed and put somewhere central as a statement piece.
Framebridge is also a snap, and they have tons of frames and matting options. Our favorite frames are the Cairo (a burl wood frame) and the Carson (a clean gold frame). They also provide a free Designer's Choice option—customers can work with a team of trained designers to select the perfect frame and treatment for their artwork (especially helpful when you're sick of making decisions post-wedding planning!).
Simply Framed is a great company to use if you have artwork or invitations from your wedding that you want to have framed. They handle all artwork with extreme care and specialize in creating the right options for you, touting no more than five steps to make your decision-making process that much easier. We love their Luxe silver frame, which puts a new spin on the clean metallic frame—silver feels both fresh and classic.
This company has an interesting origin story. It started as a frame shop in NYC in 1986, and the founders created Frameology in 2015 as they couldn’t find quite the right frames online anywhere else. Their frames are just right for more traditional options and great for gifting to parents and other relatives as well.
Framed & Matted
Framed & Matted is the perfect solution for you, especially if you're new to framing and need an easy and foolproof way to get art on your wall without any hassle. What's especially helpful is that not only are you walked through every part of the process with options (frame color and size, matting color and size, etc.) they also have an option to "view in room" so you can see how big the piece is and how it will look on an actual wall in a virtual room so there aren't any surprises when your framed art arrives.
Where to Buy Frames
Not in need of framing services but on the hunt for cool frames that don't break the bank? We get it! It can be surprisingly hard to find non-cheesy/non-clunky frames these days. Here are five of our best resources.
Although it may not be the first place you think of when you're on the hunt for a frame (that's why we're here!) CB2 is one of our go-tos for sleek and unique frames (they also have lots of sizes and shapes for most of their frames so you can buy multiple in different styles for a cohesive gallery wall). We love how these have a black mat (which we never see) and the thin walnut feels masculine but not too heavy.
SHOP NOW: CB2, $25+
The great thing about Wayfair is that they pretty much have any style frame you could want. But to keep you from spending an hour scrolling, this particular frame, above, is one of the best we've found in our online searches. It may seem like nothing special from the photo, but the very thin metal edges of the frame are an unusually good find—even brands that advertise their frames as thin can still end up being bulkier than we'd want. If you want more sizes and colors in this frame, the company is Framatic and the style is Fineline (Wayfair sells a ton on their site).
SHOP NOW: Wayfair, $46
In case you didn't already know, Urban Outfitters has great home products (they always have cool utilitarian products designed to be pretty, like toilet paper holders and other bathroom accessories) and their frames are no exception. They have a lot of options for displaying Instax photos and other Polaroid-esque variations (they even have some light-up options), as well frames made just for album covers and other unique and playful options.
SHOP NOW: Urban Outfitters, $39
That's right, Zara has a home section! It's actually quite expansive, and they've got some great finds. Their frames are unique (we found one that's in the shape of a gold snake!) and span the style spectrum from feminine to modern to classic.
SHOP NOW: Zara Home, $26
OK, maybe you saw this one coming but how could we not include Amazon? They have pretty much anything you could want—you just need to know how to look for it. The trick is you need to have a specific style in mind. If you just type in "frame" you'll be scrolling for the rest of your life. But say you want a frame like the one above—type in "floating acrylic frame gold hardware" and ta-da! Options galore.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $100