Post # 16
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
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
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 # 19
butternutter : haha thats kind of like me!
Post # 20
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
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
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
They get trashed after the event.
Post # 23
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
Once the event is over, I throw them away.
Post # 25
I definitely take notice of beautiful invitations and am more likely to hold onto them until after the event has passed.
Post # 26
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
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
natasha0b : Fridge until the wedding and then recycle or trash.
Post # 28
- 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
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
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.