What To Do with Wedding Cards? 8 of Our Best Ideas

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Written By Aaron Smith

Rev. Aaron Smith enjoys sharing insights from over 10 years of wedding officiating experience.

Wedding cards are a special way to commemorate your big day and show appreciation for the people who attended. But what do you do with them after the wedding? There are many creative ways to keep your wedding cards as a lasting memory of your special day. In this article, we will explore some fun ideas on what married couples can do with their wedding invitations.

8 Creative Things You Can Do With Your Wedding Cards

Now that your wedding ceremony is over and the cards are in, it’s time to decide what to do with them. When 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 while to think about how you would like to display them and eventually preserve them. This could be better than throwing them away with the other wedding decorations.

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, parents, 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 those celebrations as a sacred celebratory event. Here are a few creative ways that you can make use of them:

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Wedding Cards Display Ideas

Shadow Boxes

Shadow boxes are a great way to display your wedding cards. You can easily find shadow boxes in various sizes and shapes, and you can customize them with the colors of your wedding. This is a great way to keep all of your cards together in one place while also making them look aesthetically pleasing. You can also add other items, such as photos or small decorations, that will make it even more special.

Picture Frames

Picture frames are a great way to display your wedding cards. You can easily find frames in various sizes and shapes, and you can customize them with the colors of your wedding. This is a great way to keep all of your cards together in one place while also making them look aesthetically pleasing. You can also add other items, such as photos or small decorations, that will make it even more special.

Wall Art

Wall art is another great way to display your wedding cards. You can create a collage of all the cards you received and hang it on the wall as a reminder of your marriage. Try to match it with the color of your wedding theme. You can also use frames or shadow boxes to make the collage look more organized and aesthetically pleasing. This is a great way to show off all the love and support you received from your family and friends. 

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Wedding Cards Repurposing Ideas

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a great way to repurpose your wedding cards. You can create a scrapbook of all the cards you received and use it as a reminder of your wedding day. You can also add photos and decorations and adorn it with your favorite designs and other items that will make it even more special. This is a great way to show off all the love and support you received from your family and friends.

Greeting Cards

Greeting cards are a great way to show your appreciation for someone special. They can be used to celebrate a wedding, birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion. Greeting cards come in many different styles and designs and can be personalized with photos, messages, and other decorations. They are a great way to express your love and gratitude for the people who have been there for you throughout

Decorations

Decorations are a great way to repurpose your wedding cards. You can use the cards to create beautiful decorations for your home or office. For example, you can cut out shapes from the cards and use them to make garlands, banners, or wall art. You can also use the cards to make paper flowers or other decorative items.

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Create a Memory Book

You can create a memory book with your wedding cards by arranging them in a photo album or scrapbook. This is a great way to keep all of the cards together and look back on them in the future as a happy couple. You can also add a cover,  photos, decorations, and other items that will make it even more special. 

Minted is always an excellent option for your wedding cards!

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DIY Wedding Card Keepsake Book

One of our favorite long-term ideas for keeping your wedding cards 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 planner and wedding cards just like your wedding photos or 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. If you are doing it yourself, you might need a couple of things like double-sided tape, glue, ribbons, and other supplies.  Out of all of the ways to keep your wedding cards, a piece of art, display 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.

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This is certainly something that could be a tradition on your wedding anniversary. This could be the beginning of your anniversary date!

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 or 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. 

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. The choice is yours!

What Do You Do With Other People’s Wedding Invitations?

When it comes to other people’s wedding invites, you don’t have to keep them forever. However, it is a nice gesture to acknowledge the invitation and thank the couple for thinking of you. If you are unable to attend the wedding, send reply cards or notes expressing your congratulations and best wishes. If you do attend the wedding, it is a nice gesture to bring a card or gift with you. 

What Should You Not Do With Wedding Cards?

It is important to remember that wedding cards are not just a piece of paper meant to be thrown away. Even if you don’t plan on keeping the cards forever, it is still important to treat them with respect. Do not throw away or discard any of the cards without first considering other options. 

Summing up

Remember that the secret to a happy marriage and a happy life lies in the little things that you do for each other. Cherish the memories of your wedding day by preserving your wedding cards in a meaningful way. Whether you choose to bind them into a keepsake book, display them as art, or simply keep them in a box, your wedding cards will be a reminder of the special day that brought you together.

Hopefully, this blog post helped to answer your question about what to do with wedding cards. You should know that you have options regarding how you should keep them and the best way to preserve them.

FAQs

Should I keep my wedding cards?

Yes, you should keep your wedding cards after your wedding because you may want to read them down the road. 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.

How long should I keep my wedding card? 

You should keep your wedding cards as long as you want to display them in your home to remember your wedding. After enjoying displaying them in your home, you should consider preserving them differently. Wedding cards are unlike other greeting cards that you may not keep past the next holiday, birthday, or celebration. A wedding card celebrates a unique and special once-in-a-lifetime event that you want to remember for the rest of your life.

What are some ideas for preserving wedding cards?

Once you have decided to keep your wedding cards, there are many creative ways to preserve them. You can bind them into a keepsake book or frame them as art. You can also make a collage of the cards and hang it on your wall or create a shadow box with the cards and other mementos from your wedding day. 

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