(Closed) Of the weddings you've been to, how many invitations did you keep afterward?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do you keep wedding invitations from the weddings you've attended.

    I have every wedding invitation ever sent to me. I'll never throw them out.

    I keep certain ones and throw out others.

    I throw them all out eventually but keep them for a while.

    I throw them all out after the wedding.

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I haven’t kept any. I usually hang them on my fridge until the wedding, then they get recycled. 

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Just one. It was a gorgeous, intricate letter press invitation. Probably super expensive. Others I’ve enjoyed receiving but eventually recycle.

    Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The only invitation I still have is  a sample from my own wedding.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I throw them away after the wedding. They are just extra clutter around my home. I do keep all the thank-you notes I get though!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I keep them all, but I’m a paper fanatic who does calligraphy and letterpress as hobbies. 

    Spend whatever makes you comfortable to spend. We spent a buttload on our invites and intentionally set aside our budget to do so because–like I said, I’m a paper fanatic. And I also letterpressed them myself, and one version is framed on my wall, and my Mother-In-Law also has hers framed as well. 

    But I’m not under any delusions that those who received the invite didn’t immediately chuck them. Oh well. 

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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    I have not kept the invitations but I have kept save the date magnets which is what led me to do those for our wedding 😀 it’s nice to see them on our friends fridge after the wedding.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee

    I would keep an amazingly beautiful invitation, but I’ve only gotten normal ones so far, so I’ve thrown them all out. They were all very pretty, but none were unusual or spectacular enough to warrant saving. TBH, I would probably throw out my own if it were someone else’s.

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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I have only kept my own, generally they live on the fridge until I remember to toss it

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    For my best friends wedding, I kept that one and put it in my memory box. I will keep my sisters as well. Everyone else I will probably throw out.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I never keep them. I have too much of my own crap cluttering up the place (childhood report cards, notes passes in high school, photos, etc.) to bother keeping someone else’s. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Been to over 50 weddings and invited to more than that, keep none of the invites.  I don’t even know where my own invite is at this point. 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    So I actually think this is the wrong way to think about this. Almost no one keeps invitations because there’s just no reason to.

    But there’s also no remaining physical proof of the food eaten or the music performed or anything else. The invitation, like many aspects of the wedding, is consumed and enjoyed upon consumption. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’ve kept a grand total of 0

    I wanted letterpress invites so badly but couldnt justify it, people will just throw them away no matter how beautiful they are!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Never kept one. It goes on the fridge, then recycled after the wedding, and if one comes in a fancy envelope the envelope still gets recycled immediately after opening :p

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