Your wedding day brings you and your partner so many wonderful memories, from emotional sights and sounds to tastes, feelings and unrivaled experiences. So, it’s totally understandable that you will want to keep your special day alive for as long as possible. And it’s only fitting to begin where married life truly starts – your own home.
Here are some creative ways you can introduce your wedding day memories into your new abode and live happily ever after.
Make A Shadow Box Keepsake
There are many special items that you can save from your special day, from wine corks to confetti. Instead of storing them in a shoe box at the back of your wardrobe, try framing and displaying them creatively around your home. A shadow box is a fitting tribute to all those little details you may want to keep but aren’t quite sure what to do with them. Items often included are; the cork from your wedding reception champagne, a copy of your wedding invitation, a piece of your wedding dress or dried and pressed petals from the bride’s bouquet.
Display Your Guestbook
Gone are the days of the simple guestbook, there are now hundreds of ways your loved ones can leave a thoughtful message to toast your new marriage – resulting in a lovely keepsake you can hang in your home. Popular guestbook ideas include getting friends and family to sign a picture of you and your other half, wooden puzzle guestbooks and Polaroid collages.
Create A Memory Wall
A modern way to showcase your wedding photos and decorate a blank space in your home. Choose a focal point in your chosen room that needs sprucing up, and decide on the shape of your collage. Use a variety of black & white and coloured prints and cleverly mix portrait and landscape shots to bring the look together. Different sized images and mixed shots of family members and details from the day will create a story and make it all the more eye-catching.
Mirrors & Chalkboards
Many couples now incorporate mirrors and chalkboards into their wedding decor by using white chalk markers to showcase their wedding menu or table plan. These can be transported easily after the big day to serve as a lovely reminder of your wedding throughout everyday home life. Companies like Pebble Grey, offer many stylish frameless mirrors, ideal for decorating with a verse from your first dance song, a touching quote from your wedding vows or simply by adding some Polaroid snaps from your special day around the edges.
Recycle Your Wedding Dress
The idea of parting with your dream dress can be distressing to say the least. If it’s all proving too much, why not put it away for safe keeping? One day you might have your own little girl who can play dress-up in your fairytale princess gown, or maybe you have a relative who would like to cut and alter it into a christening robe for their own child. Your dress could be passed from generation to generation, becoming the start of a beautiful and meaningful tradition.