(Closed) what to do with store bought albums i don’t want to use?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Maybe you can use them to give your parents some pictures from the wedding?

Post # 4
Member
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You could give them to a budget bride that may like them  here on WB?

Post # 5
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

presumably you are going to have a lifetime of pictures ahead of you. I would save the albums. If they say something like “wedding” on the cover, you can hotglue a little plate or something over that, that says somethng like “vacation 2012” or something like that.

Post # 6
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1686 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I can understand not tossing them, but you could always drop them in the Goodwill bin or something. Why would you feel bad regifting them? (Just remember who gave them to you and don’t give them to those people. 🙂 Is it that you don’t think anyone else would want them?

Don’t keep “stuff” just because you feel bad getting rid of it. That way hoarding lies. This is a major reason why I am a huge fan of consumable gifts–wine and gourmet foods, candles, bath products. We are inundated with so. much. stuff. all the time. Nobody needs that much stuff.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree just save them, you have a lifetime of vacations and other events you may want to use them for. I would just save them and put them away for future stuff

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Did you get gift receipts for the albums that you got at your shower?  If so you can always return them and get something else off of your registry.  Of course this is assuming that they came from a store you registered at.  If not you can always put them up on Ebay for someone else to enjoy them or I second SandythePoet’s post.  Get crafty and reuse them for another trip!  One thing I am doing for my wedding is making an album of all my planning to include vendors and mock up drawings done of our cake, flowers, etc.  That way I can remember every step of my wedding journey when its done.  Good luck with whatever you decide to do 🙂

Post # 9
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6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Is the person that gave them to you close? Will they ever be at your house to see if you’re using them? If not, I would just regift, donate it to goodwill, or make your parents or grandparents albums out of them.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you ever print 4×6 pictures where you could use them??  If you do, I’d just hold on to them, but if not, go ahead and regift or give away to someone that could use it or donate.

Post # 11
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4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are they specific to weddings, or could you re-use them for something else?

If they are for 4×6 pictures, maybe you can use it to save postcards or cards or some other pictures.

If you really don’t want them, just donate them.

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