"A Day to Remember"...Preserve Your Wedding Experience

Just the other day we introduced you to our new editorial intern, the lovely Miss Jenna.  She came in with a bang on her first post "That's When I Look at the Groom," which has been a huge hit and now is back for Round 2!  Check out her favorite ways to preserve your wedding experience

Keepsakes, souvenirs, and mementos are a fabulous way to preserve your entire wedding experience for the rest of your life. Check out these super creative ideas and learn how to treasure your special day for years to come.

  1. #Hashtag: Post a sign or hand out cards asking your guests to tag all of their Instagram photos of the ceremony and reception with a specific hashtag, personalized to your wedding, for easy access to photos of your wedding. How fun!

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  2. Frame your dress: Don’t let your gorgeous gown become just another dress stuffed in the back of your closet after the wedding- Frame it and display it in a walk-in closet, dressing room, or bedroom as a way to reminisce, daily!

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  3. Embellish your walls: Etsy shop, Reaganista Designs, offers digital chalkboard wedding posters to help you display special dates and places- your personal love story for everyone to see! It can be completely customized with your meaningful events.

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  4. Think inside the box: Take all the delicate parts from your wedding day and display them in a keepsake box. Invitations, menus, programs, save the dates, your bouquet, your garter and veil- anything that you want to keep safe and sitting pretty.   Utilize your utensils: Etsy shop, Juliethefish, creates hand-stamped cake fork sets that are perfect for both your wedding day and for years to come. These adorable forks can be customized with the date of your wedding and I Do/I Do Too, Mr./Mrs., His/Hers, and much, much more!

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  5. Utilize your utensils: Etsy shop,Juliethefish, creates hand-stamped cake fork sets that are perfect for both your wedding day and for years to come. These adorable forks can be customized with the date of your wedding and I Do/I Do Too, Mr./Mrs., His/Hers, and much, much more!

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  6. Go back in time: Offer a time capsule wedding “book” at your wedding. Request that your guests leave wishes and hopes for the bride and groom to open when they celebrate their 1 year anniversary, 5 years, 10 years, etc.

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  7. Snap photos with Eversnap: The times, they are a-changin’… In this day and age, you can expect that everyone will be snapping pictures on their cellphones throughout your wedding. Take advantage of it! Purchase an Eversnappackage and create an album code. Ask your guests to download the free app so you can collect all of their photos and videos, instantly, all in one huge album. You’ll get to see your wedding from 100 different perspectives- So cool!

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  8. Channel your inner Disney princess: Treasure your wedding shoes by displaying them Cinderella style.

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  9. Shake it like a Polaroid picture: Have a Polaroid guest book at your wedding! Ask everyone to sign the book with their photo. It’s such a cute and creative way to remember each and every guest.

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  10. Nothing is given so freely as advice: Many of your guests are going to be people who have been married for years who’ve shared a lifetime of love together. Others are going to be newlyweds just like you. And some might be in elementary school and still think the opposite sex has cooties... Whatever stage of life they may be in, let them offer you and your groom their advice. You can thank them later.  Never forget your vows: Etsy shop, Geezees Custom Canvas, offers sets of two custom canvases to decorate your home with. After the wedding, get one made with your vows and the other with your groom’s vows so you never forget those solemn promises.

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  11. Go postal: Every day of your honeymoon, send yourselves a postcard from wherever you are. Write about how much fun you’re having, what you did that day, and how head-over-heels in love you are! When you get return home, bind together all the postcards and use it as a scrapbook-journal so you never forget the details of your trip!

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  12. Wine and dine: Save all the wine corks from your wedding and turn them into a DIY keepsake.

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  13. Break the news: Save newspaper articles from the day of your engagement and wedding and frame your favorite pictures in them. It’s such a sweet idea and will help you remember what was going on in the world on the dates of big life events.

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  14. Keep your cake forever: Send a picture of your wedding cake to Aberrant Ornaments… They’ll create a small, ornamental replica of your cake to help you commemorate your special day!

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  15. Pucker up: At your bachelorette party, have all your favorite ladies leave their mark with a lipstick kiss and signature on a white poster board- the perfect décor for a bathroom or make-up area. Muah!

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  16. Keep your cards: Between your engagement, bridal shower, and wedding, you’re going to get a TON of cards. Why not collect them and make them into a keepsake book for your coffee table?

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  17. Make it a tradition: Every anniversary, take a picture with last year’s photo. Imagine how amazing it will look in 40 or 50 years!!

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  18. Have your cake and eat it, too: Storing the top tier of your wedding cake to enjoy on your first anniversary is a really sweet tradition. Learn how to keep your cake from getting stale here.

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  19. Patchwork, please!: As part of your response card, ask each of your guests to send you a piece of fabric. Piece them all together into a huge, cozy, love-filled quilt and present it to your family and friends at the reception. After the wedding you’ll be able to enjoy it at home and remember all the guests who you shared your big day with.

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  20. Lovely lace: Preserve your wedding gown by putting a piece into a necklace so you can wear it more than once. You can even have your future daughter wear it on her wedding day as a sentimental “something old”.

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  21.  Guest Libs: Have this awesome version of Mad Libs at each table for guests to fill out throughout the night. This would be hilarious to read after the wedding and thereafter.

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