Three Ways to Repurpose Your Wedding MementosZoey
Find yourself playing back your wedding memories on repeat? Good news: photographs are no longer the only way to reminisce. Keep the magic of your wedding going even after the big day ends with these tips to double-dip on your décor:
Signage that Works Twice as Hard
You can – and totally should – use your wedding décor as a chance to spice up your home decor, too. Think about it: You are already spending a ton of money transforming your venue into the look and feel that you’ve envisioned your entire life. So why wouldn’t some of that look great in your home, too?
Many people rent furniture and décor for their reception, but sometimes a 24-hour rental isn’t always the most cost effective move. That cute wooden welcome sign for the entrance to your reception will also look amazing on your living room mantle. And that stunning antique mirror you are thinking about using as an oversized bar menu? Your guest bedroom at home is in desperate need of a makeover and is calling its name. Of course, not everything can be reused at home, but with a bit of careful planning, you can definitely kill two birds with one stone.
Take Your Guest Book to the Next Level
A year after the wedding, if you ask most brides where their wedding guestbook is…yeah, we don’t know either. A traditional book is totally going to get stuck on a dusty shelf anyway, so opt for something you can appreciate every day instead.
Need inspiration? We’re totally digging this Puzzle Guest Book. Reflecting that you had literally all of your favorite people in one place – definitely. Gluing the pieces together for a coffee table centerpiece – optional.
Execution is key here, though. Ask your guests to use their imagination as they sign not only their names, but perhaps their favorite memory of you and your spouse. And strategically placing it on a table near the bar ensures visibility, gives guests an activity while waiting in line, and creates a good chance you’ll get exponentially better comments.
Greenery is Your New BFF
There is nothing more upsetting than the day your wedding bouquet becomes too wilted to keep in a vase. But the same doesn’t need to be said for all of your florals. You can extend the life of some types of greenery such as spruce or eucalyptus garland, for example, with minimal care. Or hey, if it’s artificial to begin with, we won’t tell! Throw it down as a table runner, add in one of your mercury glass centerpieces, surround it with romantic candles, and you’ll be reliving your reception every night at dinner – no green thumb or interior design degree needed.