We’ve put together a list of seven unique ways to keep your wedding day memories as vivid as the day they happened.
After months, even years of planning, many celebrations, and a worldwide pandemic to keep it interesting, your whirlwind wedding day is suddenly behind you. Cue the wave of post-wedding blues!
As you’re coming down from all the excitement, you’re probably thinking of every way possible to relive the whole celebration over and over again, and who could blame you?! But you can re-live your big day by preserving pieces of the most special moments.
1. Preserve your wedding flowers
Even when they’re dead, they’re still beautiful. Fill a shadow box, make an ornament, or even frame the dried petals from your wedding bouquet. You can find the crafts to complete this project on Esty or at your local Hobby Lobby.
2. Get custom jewelry made
This idea is timeless and gives you a keepsake that you can wear every day and eventually pass down to future generations. Check out some of the options offered by Rose Keepsakes.
3. Freeze your cake
This idea is a classic, but takes some self control- I mean come on it’s CAKE! It’s common to save the top of the cake (or any part of it) and freeze it for a year. Then, on your first wedding anniversary, you can cut it together one more time!
4. Create a display board or shadow box
Can you tell we like shadow boxes?! This is the best way to save and display many pieces of your wedding day. Buy an antique frame, or get a special shadow box. Fill it with things like your wedding invitation, bouquet and/or boutonniere. Many have a place for a picture from their special day as well!
5. Save and display something signed by your guests
It doesn’t have to be just a plain ole’ paper book! Get creative. One of our personal favorites can be found at Hobby Lobby. It’s a- you guessed it– shadow box where your guests drop a signed wooden heart inside. These alternative guest book ideas are very popular!
6. Commemorate your vows
These are the words that sealed your marriage! Commemorating or displaying them is a sweet, everyday reminder of your wedding day. One our favorite is this side-by-side his and hers canvases.
7. Display your wedding photographs
Of course, wedding pictures are the most traditional way to capture and save your memories. Go one step beyond by having them printed in a book or displayed in picture frames. Get your favorite one blown up as a canvas print, or even have it made with your wedding vows printed over the image.
However you decide to commemorate your wedding day, it should be intimate, special, and a representation for you and your new spouse to enjoy for many years to come. Here’s to many happy years!