Post # 1
So I’m one of those people that keeps every last trinket, and also love scrapbooking and making photo albums. As I’m going to more and more memories, I’ve decided to keep a scrapbook where each spread will include some stationary from the wedding (mainly the invite, unless there’s anything else cute!) and photos. I also read in another post on favors one bee saying she has a table with a picture frame of a photo from every wedding she goes to along with the favor. That made me wonder – do any of you do anything special to keep the memories of other peoples’ weddings that you go to?
Post # 3
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
I keep every wedding invitation I’ve ever gotten. I keep them in a nice box, but that’s about it.
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
@sunsetchristy: Wow that’s such a great idea! I have lots of old tickets and old photos I’ve never done much with, maybe when I need a new scrapbooking project I’ll make a “before we were married” one. Thanks for the idea!
Post # 8
- 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
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
- 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
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
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
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
I do keep invitations. Maybe I should do a scrapbook/photo album of them.
Post # 15
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
Definitely not. I don’t feel sentimental about other people’s weddings.