Post # 1
My fiance and I started dating in high school and have been together for almost 13 years. We are finally getting married, and I just had (what I think is) a great idea. We both have quite a collection of love notes that we wrote to eachother as teenagers… Mine are in a keepsake box with all my awards and childhood stuffies, and his are hidden in the back of the closet of his old bedroom at his parents. (Oh the horror, his mother has surely read them by now). I’ve almost gotten rid of them a few times, because I’d be embarrassed to read the things we said to eachother in those days, but I just had this thought: why not make them into confetti?
I think it would be a really romantic touch to include with the confetti packets or in the program a note that says the confetti was made from our love notes. Plus, then we can do something nice with them that won’t involve the shame of realizing how immature we were at the time (lol) or having our future children read them and learn exactly when and how we lost our virginities.
The only issue I have is this: When I was a little girl I used to stare at my mother’s wedding pictures. She had confetti in her hair in every one of them, and it looks so beautiful and romantic. That’s why I want confetti in the first place. So the question is, do you think this is a good idea? And do you think it will look weird in my hair because the confetti won’t be pure white?
Post # 3
i would check with your venue 1st, if they allow it or if there is an added charge to clean up.
In my honest opinion I wouldn’t want to ruin my love notes, I sill have Fi and mines in a box and love looking at them as years go past. Also it’s alot of work to make enough confetti, ask your hand if it feels lize siezing up, seriously crampage haha. Maybe fold them into origami?
Post # 4
Personally, I love reading the notes I have from SO and I’d be sad to make them into confetti. However, he wrote them when he was 22-24, so they weren’t super immature- so maybe I just don’t have a comparable situation. I think if you do want to destroy them, this is a sweet way to do it. Personally, I would hang onto them. Maybe mix the chopped up love notes with silver metallic confetti or something to unify them and make them seem more celebratory/less like old torn up notes? Also, I think the way you cut them up is important. They should be in very small and uniform pieces and absolutely not torn (or it’ll be like the paper litter that people threw everywhere on the last day of school).
Post # 5
I think you should keep them! But, you could always make copies on white paper and make them into confetti. That way, when you two are 60 years old, you can re-read the notes and laugh at how silly and immature they were, and you’ll have beautiful confetti photos to look at!
Post # 6
@kgirl91: My plan was to punch them out with a reasonably small punch, so they’re all the same. I may even starch the paper first as well. I agree, the ripped up paper idea is not so great. I saw some cute heart shaped punches that were quite large, but tbh, I want the sentiment without the invasion of privacy that would come with whole sentences being readable 😛
Yeah, the keeping them is not really an issue for me. We were 16 when we wrote them. I will probably save a few of the nice ones for sentimental reasons, but there are a lot of them and the majority are just notes. We have so many other sweet memories.
Hehe. I have 10 months, I can handle the hand cramps 😛
Post # 7
I will have to think about making copies. It seems… not quite as special not to use the real things, but then again, maybe I’m just strangely sentimential, given that I’m not too sad about destroying them.
Maybe I should reread them and see if I feel the same way, lol.
Post # 8
I think if you cut up your notes, no matter how silly or inane, you will regret it later. Why don’t you make copies?
Post # 9
I think its a beautiful idea. I recently went to a wedding where the bride and groom had been in a long ditance relationship and had saved all the train tickets back and forth to see one another – they made confetti out of those train tickets and sprinkled them on the tables as part of the decor. It was a really lovely, personal touch!!
Post # 10
Soo… I talked to my Fiance about this idea last night. He loved it, and said he had no interest in keeping the notes. He does want to take a picture of them in a big pile (we always folded them into pinweels). Maybe I can fit that into the program somewhere!
Post # 11
I wouldn’t want to ruin my love notes. I keep all the cards/flower messages and everything my fi gets me. I always have.
Maybe you could photocopy them and make confetti out of those?
Post # 12
thinkyourideais really sweet, especially that your mother had confetti too. look around online for a smallheart hole punch. Make copies just invade you do have the urge to read them again one day. then you can decide whether to use the real or coptercopied version as your confetti. you could also save donesome confetti and potput it in a Christmas ornament later on as a reminder of your wedding day. just my thoughts! sorry I’m on my phone and can’tgobackand correct some of my mistakes without it wanting to delete everything for donesome reason.
Post # 13
Oh my gosh! I love your ornament idea! Maybe I will do that as a surprise gift for him. Seriously, THAT’S AWESOME! 😀
Post # 14
I think that is adorable!! You should make copies using paper colors of your wedding. that wyou you can keep the originals 🙂