For most people, planning a wedding is unlike anything you’ve ever done in your life (unless you’re a professional event planner, of course!). From picking vendors to picking a date, choosing a theme and selecting your bridal party, there are so many decisions to make.
But that also makes it part of the fun! You’re about to embark on an amazing journey that celebrates the love you have with your partner. Although it may only be one day, you’ll remember that day for the rest of your life.
As you’re planning the style of your wedding, you could spend countless hours on Pinterest, wedding blogs and magazines collecting ideas for the perfect wedding décor.
But what do you do with all that stuff after the big day? Good news! You can actually incorporate it into your home décor.
Here are some great ways to keep the memory of your wedding alive in your home life.
4 Wedding keepsakes to Showcase in Your Home
No. 1 / Pretty Pictures
If you ask brides and grooms what the biggest priority is when it comes to budgeting for their wedding day, photography often tops the list. Couples can spend thousands of dollars on capturing those moments and finding a photographer they can trust and feel at ease with is extremely important.
It makes total sense why couples take photography so seriously. After decades of marriage, the photos will still be there to remind you of your special day. In fact, photos are one of the easiest things to incorporate into your home décor.
Depending on what your style is—minimalist, traditional, glam—there is a frame that will match perfectly.
You can peruse craft stores, vintage shops or framing galleries to get the look you want. But if you really don’t know where to start (or if you want someone to do the whole thing for you), here are 10 companies that make framing your wedding photos easy.
In addition to frames, you can also print your photos on canvas for an artsy look or create a photo album as the focal point on your coffee table.
No. 2 / More Than Words
There’s nothing more special about a wedding ceremony than your wedding vows.
Whether you’re using traditional vows or writing them yourself (here are some tips to do just that), they are what make your ceremony unique and the heart of your commitment to one another.
And since these words are so beautiful and meaningful to you, consider helping them play a part in your home décor. If there is a passage you especially like, have an artist frame it using a hand-lettered font.
If you wrote your vows in a book (like these ready-made vow books from our Sophia collection), give it a prominent spot on your bookshelf.
You can display it on top of other books for a layered effect or next to another piece of wedding décor to make a sentimental statement.
No. 3 / Centerpiece Style
Many brides will spend weeks collecting enough vases or lanterns to make their centerpieces unique. After the big day, keep some of that collection for yourself!
If it’s lanterns you’ve assembled, place some outside your front door or on either side of a fireplace to add rustic charm to your space. You can add different decorations inside (for example, pinecones during the winter) to change up your home décor with the seasons.
If it’s vases you’ve gathered, use them as a centerpiece on your dining room table. Small bud cases with individual flowers or leaves make a big statement when grouped together.
Another item brides amass for their wedding décor is vintage books. These are perfect for styling a bookshelf and will give your living room an antique feel. You can also layer them on top of your nightstand (and place a wedding photo on top).
No. 4 / Rethink the Card Box
A card box is a must-have for your gift table at the wedding. And these days, card boxes run the gamut. But before you purchase one for your wedding décor, think about how you can use it in your home.
Glass card boxes are becoming more popular and give a contemporary, chic look to your wedding day style. At home, you can add succulents and turn them into a cool terrarium or place your dried bouquet inside.
Other ideas include small birdcages, suitcases or wooden boxes. These can be used to hold trinkets at home. Consider using the vintage suitcase as part of your guest room décor or place the birdcage on the hearth in front of your fireplace.
Related post: Style your Bookshelf Like a Boss with These 10 Items
Finding the perfect mix of wedding décor is a fun way to make your reception feel like you. And what’s even better is that many of the items you’ll purchase for your special day can also be used as home décor. Not only will you enhance your home, but you’ll be further reminded of your wedding day for years to come.
Our Sophia Vow Book Collection is a perfect way to showcase your “I Do’s” both on your wedding day and forever in your home. We’d love to be a part of your big day!