(Closed) What do you do when the wedding is over and….

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: What did you do with your leftover wedding stuff?
    Sold it all! : (18 votes)
    35 %
    Trashed it all! : (10 votes)
    19 %
    Displayed it all! : (7 votes)
    13 %
    Other, please explain! : (17 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Great question! Our stuff is in a spare bedroom too. I’m considering hanging our seating chart lol. It’s really nice and cost around $80 so I can’t bare to throw it away. I can’t part with my shoes either but I will never be able to wear them again.

    Post # 4
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you have an attic, put it in a trunk and stash it away. You may be able to use it for a party or some other form of entertainment.

    Post # 5
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m getting married in 12 days and I have already sold about half of my wedding stuff for brides after me. I figured a lot of my things no one would want becasue I made them out of my own little brain, but honestly there are tons of brides out there who are doing the same thing as you even if you think it’s unique.

    I would hate to throw those things away too, but it’s not like you are ever going to use them again. Sell it or toss it!

    Post # 6
    614 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I voted “sold it all” because I’m about to ship most of my wedding decor, extra bubbles, vases, etc off this week. However, I kept 2 centerpieces(they aren’t made of flowers), my fake bridal bouquet, preserved my bouquet, kept a few ceremony items and I can’t bear to part with my wedding outfit. Just can’t sell it. I am really happy to have some extra cash and more space in the garage though!


    Most of the things I kept are used as decor in our guest room. It works well. The other things, right now they are either in the guest closet or the garage. No where near ready to give any of that up!

    Post # 7
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Sold what i could, chucked the rest. If it’s not gone/used/sold within a year, it’s just taking up space and collecting dust! Most of it just got REALLY annoying after staring at it for a few months….

    Post # 8
    2465 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted “display,” but mainly I’m storing it. I’m planning on organizing a bunch over winter break (I’m in grad school…) so it takes up less room…

    Post # 9
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - Ladder 15 Restaurant

    I voted other because I just went through our guest bedroom and cleaned out all of our wedding stuff, but didn’t throw it all away.  I put one or a few of my favorite sentimental things into a large box and stored it in our spare closet.  I didn’t keep it ALL, but I kept the things that I’m most proud of.  I’ll probably blog about it!

    Post # 10
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I have tried to sell it but haven’t had much luck.  So some stuff is displayed while the rest is currently in boxes.  We do plan on having a garage sale sometime soon and we will try there.

    Post # 11
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    stuff I felt I could repurpose I kept, but about half of it I’m trying to pawn off on my cousin who is getting married next year. can’t blame her if she doesn’t want any of my junk though. 😛

    Post # 12
    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I want to send my dress, shoes, veil and clutch off to be preserved and boxed up – the dress takes up a ton of closet space and it will be so much smaller once it’s boxed.  Still haven’t done that yet, but hopefully this winter.

    I donated the glass vases from flower arrangements to Goodwill.  Nothing wrong with them, but they were just plain glass, nothing special, and I don’t need a million of those for my house when I already have nicer ones.

    I pressed a few flowers from my bouquet that I may frame or something later – but I threw out the rest.

    I have a couple black and white pics on display at home, and my cake topper (a fairly discreet ceramic “love birds” from etsy) on display on my bedroom dresser.


    Post # 13
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I sold most, hoping to sell the rest i did keep my bouqet, which was custom made. Everything else gone or going

    Post # 14
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I put other. I really WANT to sell it but i cant. No one wants it 🙁 

    Post # 15
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I voted other because I donated almost all of it!!

    Post # 16
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Some things Ive saved..some have been thrown away. I saved one vase from our centerpieces, our custom cocktail napkins, our fun striped straws, a couple programs, a menu, the rest of our invitations, our Out of Town bags and welcome postcards, our table numbers are pictures of our pets and I have 5 of them at my desk! The vase is currently being used as a centerpiece for our table and the other things I am probably going to make a keepsake shadowbox of some sort!

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