We know many of you are already married, and since your days of wedding planning are over, tons of wedding inspo isn't really relevant to you anymore. (Although who doesn't love looking at pretty weddings just for fun?!) This post is for you! Once your big day has come and gone, all you have left are photos, possibly a video if you hired a videographer, and some keepsakes to remind you of your best day ever. In my opinion, it's super important to display those memories throughout your home! There is no reason why you shouldn't be reminded of your wedding every day!
Personally, it makes my day to see little wedding mementos and photos around my house! I have a little fancy dinosaur from our wedding on my nightstand, and it makes me smile first thing every morning. One of our flower girls' dried flower crowns is hanging on a frame in our dining room. We have Shutterfly books full of engagement, bridal and wedding photos in our living room. I love how those details remind me of such a great day in my life, and they make our house cuter, too! Displaying your wedding mementos can be a little tricky. You probably don't want your entire house full of framed wedding pictures, so here are some ways to tastefully put your keepsakes on display!
If you're looking for ideas for just your photos, I already wrote a post about that here!
A shadow box is a great way to display your garter, dried flowers from your bouquet (or your whole bouquet!), invitations, one of your wedding favors, cake topper, boutonnière... I could go on and on! If it fits, stick it in a shadow box. :)
One thing on my personal to-do list: frame a wedding invitation and save the date! They'd look great in a gallery wall or on a ledge shelf with other cute prints.
A super sweet way to remember your wedding ceremony and its significance to your marriage: framed wedding vows. Husbands, hire a calligrapher to beautifully write your and your wife's vows, and then give it to her as a gift! She'll cry. ;) Put them on your nightstand, above your bed, or somewhere you'll see them everyday, so you'll always be reminded of the promises you made to one another!
Think of some of the random details from your day. Maybe a mason jar from one of your reception tables. Or your something old/new/borrowed/blue. Or the glasses you toasted with. Or your cake topper. Take your favorite detail and put it on your nightstand, dresser, a shelf, china cabinet... Somewhere that you'll see it everyday. It'll make you smile, promise! :)
Save some flowers from your bouquet. Press one in the pages of your Bible. Put several petals in a Christmas ornament. Have a custom painting made of your bouquet. I wish I could have kept my bouquet forever, but it makes me smile to come across the flower in my Bible and my petal ornament at Christmas!
Keep your guestbook and unity ceremony items on display. This is why I'm all about having a guestbook alternative. An actual guestbook isn't that fun to look through, but a creative guestbook would look great on display in your home! Whether you chose a unity candle, unity sand, or any other unity ceremony, put those items somewhere in your home (or, if you had a unity tree, in your yard) where you'll see them often, too.
If nothing else, keep your wedding day memories all together in a box in your attic. Opening that box will bring back the best memories, every time!