I went to a wedding a while back and I decided to make them a “wedding family tree” chart for their home. I’ll share what I made in case you would like to make one. I used PowerPoint, since I don’t have fancy photo editing software. I like PowerPoint because you can change the size of the canvas and then save it as a .png file or .jpg file. Once you’ve done that, you can send it to the nearest Wal-Mart or Costco to print. The size of these charts is 24″x36″. You can change the size by going to “page setup.”
First, I experimented with a photo tree, but this was tricky to finish since I didn’t have the groom’s family photos. Here’s what I came up with using my own wedding photo and ancestors.
The wedding photos of my ancestors were all different shades of color, sepia, and grayscale. I decided to make them all grayscale. You can do this by right clicking on the photo and selecting “format picture,” then “picture color,” then in the recolor section click “presets,” then “grayscale.”
If you would like to download the template for this chart, click below:
This .pptx file contains simple instructions for adding your own photos to the wedding photo tree.
I decided to give the couple a simple name tree instead of the photo tree. I asked the groom for his family history information so I could use the names of his ancestors. Here’s what I came up with:
If you would like to try making one of these, here’s the template:
If you use these, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear about it or see what you create. Enjoy!