Do you keep wedding invites?

posted 4 months ago in Reception
Post # 16
840 posts
Busy bee

I’m a scrapbooker so I keep it with the pics I’ve taken of the wedding and make a pretty page for it. I used to be alot more sentimental about these things. Even though I disike things like shower and wedding fb invites- I don’t fuss about not being sent a paper invite of their event.

One of the most recent weddings I went to I’m having a hard time keeping it. The pic of the couple on the front of the invite is super kissy kissy. If you’re not immediate family I just feel like a creep keeping that 😂

Post # 17
762 posts
Busy bee

I keep all invites i get. I keep all cards as well, in a box. 

Having said that – I don’t “care” about them and it’s not like I periodically sit and lovingly look through them. They are just there. In a box.

Post # 18
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m a keep them on the fridge till the event and then chuck them kind of girl. There’s no need to keep them after the event. They become surplus to requirements. In general If it has no use to me I don’t keep it. I don’t want a home full of boxes of stuff that I’m keeping just because. I’m not sentimental over things. They are just things.

Post # 20
4855 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I would never keep invites for all the weddings i’m invited to, I don’t like accumulating clutter like that. 

I might keep it until the wedding for details, but usuallu i’ll just make a note of the details and chuck it. 

Post # 21
2916 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I don’t keep invites either.  I usually keep the invitation on my refrigerator until the event then recycle it.  I don’t see the need to keep them and I also hate clutter.  That was one detail of the wedding where we did save money because most people I know don’t care about them.

Post # 22
3255 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

They get trashed after the event. 

Post # 23
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Yup – trashed after the event. I imagine I would keep my sons or daughters but beyond that it’s hard to imagine feeling compelled to keep them! It’s obviously nice to have nice invites but I think some sense of perspective is worthwhile when creating them! 

Post # 24
70 posts
Worker bee

Once the event is over, I throw them away.

Post # 25
6044 posts
Bee Keeper

I definitely take notice of beautiful invitations and am more likely to hold onto them until after the event has passed.

Post # 26
2362 posts
Buzzing bee

I used to save them in a pretty box after the wedding, as that is what a lot of my female relatives do is I thought it was just something you had to do.  But eventually the box of invitations got full, new invitations kept arriving and I realized they weren’t bringing me joy.

Post # 27
3537 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

natasha0b :  Fridge until the wedding and then recycle or trash.

Post # 28
689 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

I also keep them until the wedding and toss. I would keep it from my best friend or FI’s sister, but not just a friend. I don’t like clutter.

Post # 29
1216 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I keep them all, actually starting to go through a bunch of my stuff and organize. Have a couple of those rectangular gift boxes that I’m labeling like “mementoes 2014-2018” and sticking things like programs from concerts, wedding invites, etc. in there. 

I’m pretty sentimental about keeping stuff though. Marie Kondo would tear me to shreds.

Post # 30
2317 posts
Buzzing bee

As with everything wedding related, people prioritize things differently.  Wedding invitations were at the absolute bottom of my priority list as I find them to be wasteful (same with save the dates).  But that doesn’t mean they aren’t important to someone else.

If you love invitations and want to spend $100 per person on them, I am happy for you because that is something important to you.  Doesn’t mean I will keep them any longer than someone who spent pennies per person on them.  


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