When your wedding is all over, you’re probably wondering what to do with wedding cards. Well, you have options that include not having to keep them in a box or throwing them away altogether. Check this blog post for a few creative ideas for what to do with your wedding cards!
Should I Keep My Wedding Cards?
You should keep your wedding cards as long as you would like to display them in your home to remember your wedding. After you have enjoyed displaying them in your home you should think about preserving them in a different way. Wedding cards are not like other types of greeting cards that you may not keep past the next holiday, birthday, or celebration. A wedding card celebrates a very unique and special once-in-a-lifetime event that you want to remember for the rest of your life.
So yes, you should definitely keep your wedding cards after your wedding because you may want to read them down the road. That way, even if you decide not to keep them later at least you won’t regret discarding them too soon. One idea is to at least keep them until your first anniversary and then decide whether you will recycle them or think of another option that you will be able to enjoy for the long term.
What To Do with Wedding Cards
When it comes to deciding what to do with wedding cards it’s important to remember that it’s better to wait to decide what to do with them than to make a quick decision. You may want to hold on to them for a little while to think about how you would like to display them and eventually preserve them. This could be better than throwing them away with all of the other wedding favors and decorations that you may not keep.
It’s easy to think that you don’t need most of your items after the wedding and that’s true. But your wedding cards will contain the most heartfelt messages from your immediate family and friends that you won’t be able to replicate at a later time. We can easily think about greeting cards like any birthday or holiday but your wedding stands out among all of those celebrations as a sacred celebratory event.
How To Display Wedding Cards
Your wedding cards can be displayed however you prefer in your home. Of course, you can display them similarly to Christmas cards on your fireplace mantle, countertops, or even post them on cabinets and other surfaces throughout the home as decoration. These are the best options if you want to enjoy the cards in this way and then think about how to creatively transform them into something different later. Of course, you could also do this right away.
Other options for displaying your wedding cards include a piece of framed art made of your wedding cards in a shape or symbol that’s meaningful to you as a couple. You could also scan an image of a piece of artwork and turn that into a quilt. The options are plentiful if you want to keep the messages in your wedding cards long-term. Taking a high-quality photo also gives you plenty of options to remember these messages as well.
Wedding Card Keepsake Book
One of our favorite ideas for keeping your wedding cards in the long term is placing them in a wedding card keepsake book. This is a great idea because you get the best of both worlds. You get to keep your wedding cards just like your wedding photos or your other keepsakes but you also don’t take up much space. This will go great under your coffee table or with your other books. This can also be a decorative piece if you design the wedding keepsake book with the colors of your wedding and in a style that matches your home decor.
You can bind the wedding cards like in the photo below or for a little more cost you can bind them more similar to a book with the ability to flip through them at your leisure. Out of all of the ways to keep your wedding cards, a piece of art, displaying in your home, a quilt with the images from the cards, or a contemporary symbol, this is our favorite option because it’s meaningful to be able to pick up the book and read the messages individually from time to time.
This is certainly something that could be a tradition on your wedding anniversary. This could be the beginning of your anniversary date!
Hopefully, this blog post helped to answer your question about what to do with wedding cards. You should know that you have options when it comes to how you should keep them and the best way to preserve them.