momentos that matter

After the photos, there are many other ways to ensure that all that happiness is wrapped up safely to revisit whenever you need to.
Create a memory box: make a treasure trove of all those little bits and pieces which the less sentimental might cast into the bin. If you’re feeling creative, you could cover a box in a fabric remnant from your dress, or your bridesmaids’, and trim it with a ribbon. Put in anything evocative or which might make you smile (or raise an eyebrow!) in a few years’ time, such as:

  • An invitation
  • Letters or reply or thanks after the wedding
  • Wedding cards and gift labels
  • You pre-wedding ‘to do’ list or diary
  • A champagne or wine bottle label
  • Confetti
  • Service sheet
  • Service sheet
  • Fabric swatches
  • Transcripts of the speeches
  • The words of your vows
  • CD of the music played at your wedding ceremony, or for your first dance
  • A wedding favour or detail
  • Ribbons from flowers or decorations
  • A dried buttonhole
  • Your own two place cards
  • The sixpence from your shoe

You can also ask your guests to write messages:

  • Put pile of small cards on each table, with a pen, and a box or bowl to put them in once messages have been written.
  • Get a book which can be disassembled (or make one with card, paper and ribbon), take the pages out, put one or two on each table for signing, and reassemble later.
  • At a small wedding, a Polaroid camera could be used to take pictures of people as they arrive at the reception, and their picture handed to them to sign and leave in a box.
  • Cut squares of fabric in your wedding colours: ask people to write on them and when you’re old you can make them into a patchwork quilt!

Whatever you decide to keep, you will treasure in years to come. If you are looking for something to hold all of those memories, have a look at our keepsake boxes here.

Featured Hatbox With Vintage Style Brooch by Francesca and Florence.

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