(Closed) What do you do with invites?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you keep invites?
    Yes.... FOREVER : (13 votes)
    19 %
    Yes... but only for a year or so then throw them out : (4 votes)
    6 %
    No... I write down the date of the event then chuck it out right away : (3 votes)
    4 %
    No... keep it till the event then throw it out : (48 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’ve never kept an invite because to me it’s just more clutter.

    But if I ever got a REALLY cool invite of a close family/friend I might keep it.

    I typically just keep it till the event then throw it out.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It depends on whose it is.  Generally I throw them out after the event.  If it’s from someone I’m superclose to, I might scrapbook it with mementos of them or if I really love it, I might keep it for inspiration 🙂

    Post # 5
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    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’d keep invites from really close friends or siblings but beyond that, I toss them after the event

    Post # 6
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    3167 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    keep ’em if i’m close to them :]

    Post # 7
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    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I keep everything. I have box full of invitations, postcards etc., i even have the birthday cards from my 1. birthday 🙂 I can’t throw these things away because i know that most people put a lot of effort and thought into making or buying them and they are nice memories.

     

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I typically throw them out after the event, however FI’s mom recently showed me an envelope she has with several wedding invitations, some of couples who’ve passed away and it was really neat to see the different styles and it’s a nice souvenir I guess. I may start keeping them if they are special/from someone special.

    Post # 9
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    1077 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    If it was my (non-existant) child’s, I might keep it.  The truth is, I don’t have one from my own wedding.  I used up all the ones that I made.  Then I effed up the word document from which they were printed, so I can’t make any more without really putting some effort into it.

    Post # 10
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    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I throw them out. As cool as some are, I never go back to look at them again. 

    Post # 11
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    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Throw it away. I need to remember this when I find myself getting too wrapped up in invitations… They get thrown away and no one remembers what they looked like!!

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m the one that as soon as paper hit my hand it’d disappear so I used to loose them and then they’d eventually get thrown away…. BUT now after spending hours upon hours and more money than expected on my own, I’ll probably keep ones I get in the future. lol

    Post # 13
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    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never kept a single invite. There is no sentimental value when it’s someone else’s wedding so they get thrown away soon after the wedding (or before if there’s no special details I have to remember). 

    It pains me to think that $5 a pop will end up at the dump but I guess it’s my fault for wanting fancy invites. Oh well…

    Post # 14
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    46160 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    File them in the appropriate file folder(by month) till after the event, then into the recycling bin.

    I can’t imagine how much junk would accumulate if I kept every invitation I receive.

    Post # 15
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I kept some invitations from weddings we were invited to while we were engaged but now that we’re married and I don’t need the inspiration anymore, I wouldnt do that.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My mom saves every invitation and program! I thought it was kind of crazy until I got engaged and she gifted me her giant bag of invites and programs. I guess she saved them with the thought that someday I’d be getting married and I’d want to see a bunch for ideas. It actually is really helpful for thinking about what kind of wording to use!

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