(Closed) Keeping memories of other peoples' weddings?

posted 5 years ago in Recaps
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Nope.  I don’t have room in my life for clutter that isn’t personally meaningful to me.  If it was close family, I might hang onto it but I don’t think I would display it.  I’m not a scrapbooker though I am fairly sentimental (I have massive guilt if I ever get rid of something that was a gift even if I don’t like/use it) but I don’t see wedding favors as sentimental since they’re all the same, not chosen for me specifically with care, and I don’t want to look at other people’s weddings in my house. 

Edited to say- I don’t even have anything from the last wedding I went to, which was where SO and I met.  I don’t even remember if they had favors but if they did I definitely didn’t take them. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I keep every wedding invitation I’ve ever gotten.  I keep them in a nice box, but that’s about it. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nope, I don’t keep anything.  I do generally try to get a picture or two since they’re digital and don’t take up any physical room.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I keep a folder of everything my fiance and I have done together: movie ticket stubs, museums, concerts, sporting events, etc. This is where I keep the invites from our friends’ weddings that we’ve attended together. Since I also keep all of our love notes in there, I’m planning on busting it out a few weeks before our wedding (which happens to be our 5th dating anniversary) so we can look back on our relationship together before the big day!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I keep all my favors (except edibles of course), but I am kind of a pack rat!  I love having the memories.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I do have my BF’s save the date magnet on my fridge from 7 years ago. I didn’t even realize it-I grabbed a magnet to hang up the latest photo I had of her kids. She pointed it out to me and said she didn’t think she even had one anymore. Although that’s more out of it being useful rather than sentimental. 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

I keep invites in my “sentimental” file folder in the filing cabinet (CLEARLY very sentimental, being kept in a filing cabinet! haha!)

Eventually I will probably get rid of all of them except my own, and my best friend’s (I was her MOH). 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

I hate clutter and I just don’t see the point. I’m also not sentimental at all!

If in doubt I chuck it out. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I don’t, but I should. my aunt had an album (actually it ended up being about three albums) of every wedding she ever went to as an adult. a page for each wedding, with the invitation, a photo of herself and her date or her husband dressed for the wedding, a photo of the couple, and the thank you card. the layout of every page is identical and I love that she put her own wedding in their with no extra comment, as though it was just one of many. the book contains weddings from the late fifties up to the mid nineties when she passed away. my cousins and I love looking through it because its such a fantastic record of wedding dress fashions and contemporary fashion because it shows what my aunt wore to the wedding as well. we love seeing all our parents and relatives in there, and seeing my beloved aunt growing older in each photo. 

I want to do something similar, but I never keep invitations or anything, so it would have to just be photos. I need to start it soon before it becomes too many weddings to document!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I keep invitations and such for a bit, and then toss them, unless it’s someone I’m close to. I do keep some pictures, but they’re on my computer, so it isn’t taking up more space in my house.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I do keep invitations. Maybe I should do a scrapbook/photo album of them.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I kept the invitations and order of services – they were very useful when writing my own. I think they might disappear in the next clear out though because I’m seriously downsizing.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Definitely not.  I don’t feel sentimental about other people’s weddings.

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