After your big day, what do you do with all your big stuff??? That was my big question after tying the knot with my husband. The day after my wedding had ended, the venue had packed up my car with boxes of things that had to be returned to me. I was very overwhelmed and of course, sad it was over. I wanted to keep all of my memorabilia.
It took me about a year to get it all organized to store. I couldn’t part with my beautiful bouquet of flowers. I kept them in the refrigerator until they all died. I kept them about a full month. I had my pictures of my both sets of grandparents still in my bouquet along with my “something borrowed” gold pin from my mother-in-law. I also saved my husband’s boutonniere. Then, I found a deep shadowbox. that I could pin these flowers in to save forever. My plan is to hang it in my closet in my new home.
I used a brown box to save all my wedding day fun (my fans for the hot day of the ceremony, glow sticks, sunglasses, hats, specialty napkins, etc.) Then, I bought small, pretty storage boxes for my personal wedding outfits. I have one for my hair and jewelry from my wedding day. I also added my invitation on top and some white flowers from gifts to keep to make it look fun and special when I visit my box. I also have a “bachelorette” box. I wasn’t ready to let go of my fun weekend with the girls!
My wedding dress is in an archived box after being cleaned. And, my wedding shoes are in one of my special plastic shoe storage boxes that I have written about in my “shoes organization” post.
I had such an amazing wedding, and now I get to revisit it in my many boxes! (Just to clarify, there are 6 boxes in total of wedding memories!)
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