(Closed) Do you throw out (or recycle) invitations?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you throw out/recycle wedding invitations?
    Yes, always! : (17 votes)
    45 %
    Depends on the couple, but I usually throw them out : (12 votes)
    32 %
    Depends on the couple, but I usually save them : (6 votes)
    16 %
    Nope, never! : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 2
    7872 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I ticked “Always”. Though I’ll probably keep them from my children’s weddings. No one else’s though – I haven’t from my sister’s or brother’s weddings even.

    Post # 3
    45646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I toss them all into the recycling. I lean towards minimalism in our home. I don’t need stuff.

    I will always have the memories.

    Post # 4
    8997 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    The only invitation I’ve ever kept was one from my own wedding. Every other invitation gets hucked.

    Post # 5
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like to keep special things like cards and invitations, call me sentimental. I have all the cards from my baby shower too and it is really sweet to come across when I am looking for something and find that box. I have a hand written note from my grandma who passed away about my eyes etc. and my aunt who passed away and think of them as keepsakes. I keep all the wedding invitations I get from close friends and family!

    Post # 6
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I usually put it up on the fridge until the wedding happens… I keep it after that, depending on how close I am to them. I also kept the first wedding invitation my FI and I received as a couple, because they had printed our names directly onto the invite, and I was so excited to see our names printed together for the first time (those invites were over the top too).

    I’d say some of your guests will keep your invite. I had some people who loved the calligraphy on the envelope and even kept that!

    Post # 7
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    If I save anything as a memento of someone’s wedding, it would be the program, not the invitation.

    Post # 10
    1181 posts
    Bumble bee

    If they were really well-designed I’d probably hold onto them regardless of who the couple is. Because I’m a nerd like that.

    Post # 11
    4042 posts
    Honey bee

    My own and my 2 daughters. That’s it. Anything else that’s paper gets recycled. I try to save the save-the-date magnets, but if they get faded or age, out they go. 

    Post # 12
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I keep them until the front of the refrigerator gets too cluttered.  But after that, they go into the trash rather unceremoniously.   🙁   I’ve been slower to let go of the ones from the past year since I thought it would be good to have a few examples on hand when working on my own invitations.

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