(Closed) What to do with photo album from former marriage

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 4
46239 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have kept a few pics because I have kids and I will pass them on to them, but the rest of the things associated with my first marriage went into the bin or were donated to a thrift shop.

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I got rid of all of mine. There’s no kids and no other reason to keep them.

Post # 6
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I agree with saving some if you have children with the ex. My parents divorced when I was 5 & my dad passed away 2 years ago. Thier wedding photo is still to this day one of my absolute favorites of my parents (prob the only one I have of them together, come to think of it).

Details shots, like cake & flowers etc., I would toss.

Post # 8
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I kept only my wedding photos. I was very young when I was married the first time and it was a significant part of who I am today. I have grown up alot and am getting married to the man of my dreams in June. I will still keep them. It’s a memory of a time in my life. That’s all.

Post # 9
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m not sure what to do with mine either.  It seems wasteful to throw it away – there are some really beautiful pics of other family members (not me and my ex-husband).

for right now it’s tucked away in the basement.  

Post # 10
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with PPs. If there’s kids, keep it (or some), but otherwise, donate the album minus the pics, or see if he or his family want it? I’d also talk with current Fiance to see what he thinks. It could be awkward if he finds it or finds out that you called the ex/ex family if he didn’t know that you’d been trying to figure out what to do with this. 

Post # 12
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

All my previous wedding memorabilia is stashed in one medium sized box in the back of our spare closet.  This includes the big ol’ wedding album, the wedding shoes, tiera, gloves, purse, veil, copy of invite, pictures of honeymoon, guestbook, toasting flutes, cake cutter/server, unity candle, ceremony program, a few left over favors, and a few other momentos from our 11 yr. relationship).  Even though I consider my time with my ex as a closed chapter in my life that doesn’t mean I have to throw all those memories away.  Like all memories, both good and bad, they are a part of who I am today regardless.  Granted, I certainly don’t take the stuff out to look at.  And maybe someday I’ll change my mind.  But for now they sit in a closet.  I’ve been divorced for 4 years now.  Getting remarried May 2012.  Do what feels right to you.  Oh, and I sold my wedding ring 2 years after our divorce and my dress is still sitting in my parents house…hmmm….maybe I should do something about that huh?  lol 

Post # 14
1183 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

if you are not that sentimental, I would toss it.

Make room for new memories. No matter how pretty the photos are, if it doesn’t have a positive place in your life, there’s no reason to keep it In My Humble Opinion.

Post # 15
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My friends threw me a “re-bachelorette” party on the day my divorce was finalized and we built a bonfire in the backyard.  All photo albums, dried bouquets, invitations, etc, were thrown in it.  The only thing I have left is my dress and I’m trying to sell it,


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