We have so many memories and keepsakes from our wedding, and I’m sharing the ideas we had with you. On our 10th anniversary we’re going to be looking back at them, and be reminded of that special day in our lives.
Instead of a traditional guest book, I devised a Wish Jar instead. We bought a big glass bell jar, which I tied some ribbon around, and then provided cards and pens for guests to leave their message. I also printed off a sign to sit next to the jar.
After the wedding, the Wish Jar became our Wedding Memories Jar, and I’ve got lots of keepsakes from the day in there, including the messages we received, a wedding favor, our wedding invitation, a dried rose from my bouquet, and letters that my husband has sent me on every wedding anniversary since our wedding day. ♥
I also bought a blank card box online and decorated it in our colours. Guests were able to pop their cards in there for us to open afterwards.
I think I mentioned in another post that we left blank CDs for guests to take home and burn their digital photographs from our wedding day and send to us. This is the basket of CDs. We also gave details of where and how to upload to an online photo account.
Once we got photos back, I burned them to a disc to back them up. And of course created a cover for this!
Finally, as a memorial on our wedding day, we printed off images of our some of our relatives’ wedding days and put them up for display. My husband has lost both sets of grandparents, and I (at the time) one set.
We also included our parents’ wedding pictures, and a picture of my surviving grandparents who couldn’t travel to us from Cyprus. My grandmother died a few months after our wedding, and whilst she wasn’t there, it’s nice to know that her wedding memory was.
I think it was a lovely gesture, and helped bring those who are still much loved, but no longer with us, a little bit closer on our special day. We now have all these photos displayed in our home.
Our Wedding Day Index
- Our Wedding Venue
- Our Wedding Invitations
- Our Wedding Stationery
- Our Wedding Jewellery
- Our Wedding Favors
- Our Wedding Attendants’ Gifts
- Our Wedding Memories & Keepsakes
- Our Wedding Flowers
- Our Wedding Cake
- Our Wedding Candy Buffet
- Our Wedding Food
- Our Wedding Attendants
- Our Wedding – The Groom
- Our Wedding – The Bride
- Our Wedding Music
- Our Wedding Entertainment
- Our Wedding Dining Tables
- Our Big Day!
After Our Wedding Day…