Post # 1
Just curious! It seems like I frequently read that it doesn’t make sense to spend a lot on invitations because people just throw them in the trash/recycling. I’ve been kind of surprised by this because I usually save most invitations! Maybe I’m just a weirdo but I like to keep stuff like that…invitations, cards, football tickets, graduation announcements, etc. Anyway, just curious to hear what others do!
Post # 2
I ticked “Always”. Though I’ll probably keep them from my children’s weddings. No one else’s though – I haven’t from my sister’s or brother’s weddings even.
Post # 3
I toss them all into the recycling. I lean towards minimalism in our home. I don’t need stuff.
I will always have the memories.
Post # 4
The only invitation I’ve ever kept was one from my own wedding. Every other invitation gets hucked.
Post # 5
I like to keep special things like cards and invitations, call me sentimental. I have all the cards from my baby shower too and it is really sweet to come across when I am looking for something and find that box. I have a hand written note from my grandma who passed away about my eyes etc. and my aunt who passed away and think of them as keepsakes. I keep all the wedding invitations I get from close friends and family!
Post # 6
I usually put it up on the fridge until the wedding happens… I keep it after that, depending on how close I am to them. I also kept the first wedding invitation my FI and I received as a couple, because they had printed our names directly onto the invite, and I was so excited to see our names printed together for the first time (those invites were over the top too).
I’d say some of your guests will keep your invite. I had some people who loved the calligraphy on the envelope and even kept that!
Post # 7
If I save anything as a memento of someone’s wedding, it would be the program, not the invitation.
Post # 8
aussiemum1248: Kids are special like that! (:
julies1949: Hyperventilate: Fair enough! As much as I like hanging on to that kind of stuff, it can add up space-wise! I definitely had to come up with an organizing/storing solution because our place is just too small to be unorganized!
Post # 9
MissLibra: See I’m the same way! I have a bunch of old cards and notes that I’ve kept from over the years and I really enjoy going back through them, particularly now that we’ve gotten older and not everyone is still around. That’s so sweet about the note from your grandma, I love it!
happycamper8: Ahhh I love it! Now I wish we had kept our first envelope – how fun!
KCKnd2: Good idea! I may or may not be guilty of occasionally keeping those in addition to an invite. :-/
Post # 10
If they were really well-designed I’d probably hold onto them regardless of who the couple is. Because I’m a nerd like that.
Post # 11
My own and my 2 daughters. That’s it. Anything else that’s paper gets recycled. I try to save the save-the-date magnets, but if they get faded or age, out they go.
Post # 12
I keep them until the front of the refrigerator gets too cluttered. But after that, they go into the trash rather unceremoniously. 🙁 I’ve been slower to let go of the ones from the past year since I thought it would be good to have a few examples on hand when working on my own invitations.