Post # 1
So after what 10 months I still have a ton of wedding leftovers! Now i have sold alot and am really trying to sell the rest but what about the things that you have to many off that you cant sell to someone else because they are personalized?
I have at least 40 paddle style fans leftover I loved them .. everyone enjoyed them and used but… over half of the people that used them PUT THEM BACK IN THE BASKET at the end of the ceremony!!!WHY????? Why in the world would they have not taken them home LOL!
So what do you do with all of those leftover wedding items that you cant sell but dont have the heart to throw away?
Any creative ideas?? Or should i just suck it up and throw it away
Post # 3
– Buy a large frame and make a collage with the fans and wedding pictures, hang it as art in your living room 🙂
– Send one to anyone who could not attend the wedding but sent a gift or card 🙂
– Or save it for your 10th or 20th wedding anniversary and try to give it as favors again 😉
Post # 4
I would keep a couple of each thing as keepsakes or if you scrapbook and then just throw the rest out. I know it’s hard – but it’s not doing you any good to keep it around 🙂 I call that visual stress…. when there’s stuff around that I don’t need it clutters up my head and stresses me out.
Post # 5
@thewheelsonthebus:i agree to just keep a few of each thing and then get rid of the rest.
Post # 6
“over half of the people that used them PUT THEM BACK IN THE BASKET at the end of the ceremony!!!WHY????? Why in the world would they have not taken them home”
Ugh post got eaten. Why would you expect people to take your fans home, honestly? What are they going to do with them? Most people don’t like clutter, and 99.99% of your guest list will not wax poetic about wistful wedding memories with their fans. Pretty much only our moms do that :-).
I photographed my items and put them in my wedding photobook. I threw out/recycled the rest. It just took up too much space in our 1-bedroom apartment!
Post # 7
Just think rationally about it. Are you ever going to have a use for 40 paddle-style fans again? Do you need to keep all 40 for sentimental value or will 1 suffice?
Whatever is superfluous, toss or recycle. Be ruthless about it. Once it’s out of your hands for good you’ll probably find you don’t even give it a passing thought.
Post # 8
Instead of tossing, look to see if there’s an arts and crafts program in your area that could use them!
The parks and rec program in the town I live in needs all kinds of supplies. I’m giving them lots of wedding leftovers.
Or you could ask a local day care or elementary school. Art programs have been cut and a creative teacher could think up a good use for your leftovers.
Post # 9
@ginnyc: you took my response! I actually gave all my samples, etc to my nieces and nephews to play with. They found a million and one things to do with it.
Post # 10
I hope they put my paddle fans programs BACK because I spent a lot of time doing them. You best belive I’m selling my drilled paddles and pencils. I spent time, money and energy doing them