(Closed) What did you do with your wedding cards??

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not married yet, but I read here on the bee that someone had all of the cards bound into a book. That is what I intend to do with my cards. I have saved every single one we’ve gotten since we got engaged. (a few people sent us congrats cards in the mail!) Just a thought!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is a great question. I am excited to see what other ideas people have come up with. I am big into saving things and I have been wondering what to do with all the wedding/engagement/shower cards. We also got a lot of store gift cards as wedding/shower gifts. Most of them have fun wedding scenes on them. I have been trying to come up with something to do with them as well.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve been thinking about what to do too! I actually have every greeting card I ever received in a couple of boxes at my parents’ house, so it was a no-brainer that I would save them. But I’m not sure I just want to put them in a box. I’ve been thinking about scrapbooking them–buying pretty paper, fun wedding stickers, and then just gluing the backs of the cards on.  That way you can still open them.  I love to scrapbook, but knew I wouldn’t do a wedding scrapbook because an album comes with our photography package. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m definitely going to bind them in a book or scrapbook them. We got so many gorgeous messages in our cards – I recently reread all of them looking for a friend’s partners name and I got all teary that we had so much love and support from our friends and family.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Currently they are sitting in a drawer 🙂

But I do like the idea of doing something with them…maybe we’ll do a book or something?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Sadly, I threw mine away. I wish I would have made a book with them. Now I learned for next time.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Maybe this is a stupid question…but how do y ou get them bound into a book? Is this something you can do your self or do you have to send everything away?

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m planning on binding them in a book!  I found a company here that does it: http://www.cardsforkeeps.com.au/index.htm but if you google book binding and your city you will probably be able to find companys that bind yearbooks, small publishers, doctoral thesis, etc that could do it.

I also found a DIY guide here but I’m not crafty and talented enough to do it myself: http://offbeatbride.com/2010/01/diy-wedding-card-keepsake-book

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My ILs gifted us a large silver photo album for our engagement, and we use it to store the cards and fauxtobooth photos from our reception.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m one step shy of a hoarder and keep pretty much all cards. I also have a box or two (or three…) of old greeting cards in a closet at my parents’ house, and I have one going in our linen closet here too. It drives Fiance nuts but he deals with it. I’ll probably just add the wedding cards to my collection. I really do look through old cards every once in awhile. I still have my binders and notebooks from every year of elementary school too though….so I know I’m weird. Thank goodness my parents don’t mind me keeping tons of stuff at their house because our New York apartment could not contain my hoarding tendencies.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Normally with cards I display them on our mantle, 6 or 7 at a time, and rotate every month or so. But our guestbook had just plain white pages inside, so I’m going to stick the wedding cards into our empty guestbook pages and hopefully most of them will fit. 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper

Great question! I love the idea of scrapbooking them or turning them into a book!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I love the idea of scrapbooking them, placing them in an album etc.

Alternatively, you could also make a collage with them, or maybe collage them together into a shadow box as part of the background… then add wedding stuff in front, like some key photos, your vows, etc.  It would make for an interesting display!  

We have two shadow boxes, one for our wedding invites, programs, vows, and other stuff which we DIYd, and the other one has stuff from our honeymoon.  Now I want to re-do the wedding shadow box to include cards!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve started to scrapbook most!  I cut out the message parts and some of the cute fronts of the cards.

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