(Closed) After the Wedding

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would love to hear what people have to say about this!  I’m still trying to figure what to do with our invitiation and am holding on to my bouquet despite the fact that I have no idea what I should do with it…

Post # 5
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t keep my bouquet – dried/preserved flowers just don’t do anything for me personally.  I’d rather just have good pictures of it.

For my invitation, my brother and sister made us a scrapbook and scrapbooked our invitations for us.  I’ve also heard of people putting them in a shadow box with other wedding trinkets (ex. DH’s cufflinks, a button of the back of a dress, a hairpiece, dried/preserved bout, etc).

Post # 6
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have a framed invitation and my bouquet is just dried and in a vase. 

Post # 7
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Someone actually had our invitation engraved…and normally I’m not a fan of such gifts but it’s beautiful.  I love our invite so much that it makes a great gift for us.  As for the flowers…they are still hanging upside down in my parent’s garage drying.

Post # 8
4311 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsG2Bee: Between that and my cake, something needs to give!  Really want to do something cool with them!

Post # 9
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I didn’t keep my bouquet (acutally, my mum kept it for me in case I was interested….but dried flowers aren’t my thing), but I do plan to do something with my invite.

I have a shadow box and I’m planning to put my invite, our “The Bride” and “The Groom” placecards, as well as a couple other (still to be determined – probably a photo or two) mementos in it. Not yet sure where I will display it.

I was inspired by this post on Young House Love: http://www.younghouselove.com/2009/07/wedding-week-ii-think-inside-the-box/

Post # 10
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am doing something a bit different. I didn’t save my bouquet. My grandmother had passed away the year before and it just felt right to give the bouquet to my grandfather.

I still have quite a few pictures of it and making stained glass is one of my hobbies, so I was thinking of making a stained glass version of my bouquet.


Post # 12
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My mom has my bouquet all dried out in a vase on her kitchen table that she will be giving to me at some point.

Post # 13
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Someone framed our invite as a gift to us. I love it!

Post # 14
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a handful of leftover invites, so I made origami flowers and made them into ornaments to keep as keepsakes that you really have to look at to what they are made out of.

Post # 15
127 posts
Blushing bee

My bouquet is in my fridge, 8 months later lol

Post # 16
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I saved a few flowers from my bouquet and put them in a shadowbox with our invitation, menu, bubbles, my garter, a reception placecard with a “kiss” bell, and our arras (coins). The shadowbox is etched with our names and wedding date. It’s from Pottery Barn and I LOVE it!

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