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Keepsake Wedding Ideas

On Wedding Wednesday, we love to highlight the process of planning a wedding with oodles of inspiration and tips from buying the engagement ring (#hinthint) to deciding how to wear your hair. And we love poring over the real weddings on our favorite wedding blogs and Pinterest. But we’re admittedly not so great at following up with post-nuptial bliss (besides reminding you to come in and have your wedding rings inspected and cleaned!) Today, we’re dedicating a little Q.T. to ideas for after the wedding. These keepsake wedding ideas are perfect for our DIY brides, or classic wedding lovers, and princess brides alike, and they’ll all keep you warm and fuzzy long after you’ve said “I Do.”

Keepsake Wedding Vows

We love this keepsake idea from Martha Stewart. Your vows are the center of the entire day, and yet they’re often relegated to loose leaf pages, index cards, or even the screen of your smartphone. Instead, treat them with the honor they deserve and have them professionally written in calligraphy with your new monogram.

DIY Wedding Invitation Ornament

On the topic of paper: remember how long and hard you worked on perfecting your wedding invitations? You may or may not have lost sleep over fonts. And ordering extra wedding invitations (just in case, you smart and well-prepared bride, you!) left you with plenty for the parents, grandparents, and an archival frame. But if you’ve got just one left (or 5), use this crafty trick to incorporate some wedded bliss into your first married Christmas.

Frame Your Wedding Dress

We love love this idea for framing your wedding dress! We first saw Adrienne Maloof’s framed wedding dress on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and then the framed wedding dress above started floating around Pinterest. There are options and instructions for DIY-ing this project, but this might be one to leave to the pro’s. That way, they can discuss with you if and how your dress will be preserved, if it will be sewn into the frame, and whether you’d like to admire your dream dress in full length or artfully folded.

Don’t Toss the Bouquet

Well, toss if you must (or have a designated tossing bouquet, or toss faux flowers to your single ladies). But save the real deal forever with a beautifully preserved bouquet. We love the combination picture frames and shadow boxes so that you can display your freeze dried bouquet with a photo or your invitation.

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