7 Ways to Preserve Your Wedding Memories

Your wedding day goes by so fast. No matter how many people tell you to enjoy it its hard to not watch it whirl by. All those details you fretted about and planned for months are barely appreciated by you on your special day. So here are a few ways to keep those wedding memories alive.

1. Create a Shadowbox
Gather together your wedding invitation, your hand written letters to each other, your husbands boutonniere. Anything that you have that will spark a memory of the day. Organize it in a shadowbox and display it in your house. It will become a daily reminder of the commitment you have for each other.

2. Frame a Photo
Not everyone enjoys crafts so if you maybe aren’t someone who wants to create an interactive memory of your day so make it simple. Frame your favorite photo from your wedding day. It can be an 4×5 or an 16×24, the size is completely up to you. It can add a romantic touch to any room.

3. Wine Bottle
Save a wine bottle from your reception , there are so many ideas out their for creating fun decor with wine bottle.  Or if it fits into your budget create your own wine with custom labels for your wedding. Keep a few bottles as momentous to share on a special day or an anniversary.

4. Preserve Your Dress
If you don’t plan to wear your dress again or have no intention of passing it on to your children its still a good idea to take proper care of your dress. There are hundreds of stores now that will help you to preserve your dress into a special acid free box to keep it from turning yellow. Just remember to get it there within a few weeks of the wedding to keep stains from setting.

5. Dry your flowers
Bouquets now days can cost over $100 so why not enjoy it for longer than a day. You can hang your bouquet to dry it out or if you want to keep it for years to come have a professional freeze-dry or quick-dry your flowers in order to preserve them.

6. Freeze your wedding cake
Everyone’s parents kept a piece of their wedding cake in the freezer. Its become a tradition, although for some people a depleting tradition. If your interested in preserving some of your wedding cake let your baker know ahead of time so that they can keep the top part of the cake intact. Remove any decorations or flowers and place it in a freezer bag or box before putting in the freezer.

7. Create a Book
You get a hundred or so cards from shower, bachlorette parties, engagement parties and your wedding day. So why not keep them as a memento of all the wonderful people that have shared in your day and helped you to become the people you are today.  Use a paper hole puncher to punch a hole in the top left corner of your cards. Then decorate a cover, or pick your favorite card to be your cover, and set it out as a coffee table book or keep in a special spot to read through on those trying days.

No matter what you do, or how crafty you are. All that matters is that you preserve something from your wedding day as a daily reminder for you and your husband of the commitment you made for one another.

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