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You’ve planned, you’ve purchased, and perhaps even crafted your little fingers off to create your dream wedding, so it would be a shame to let the really special wedding day items slip through the cracks.
Although you can’t take everything home, there are a few wedding items you will definitely want to collect at the end of the evening and turn into keepsakes. They will serve as a beautiful reminder of your wedding day and the beginning of a new chapter in your love story.
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One of the best things about using Sola Wood Flowers is that it’s much easier to keep your bouquet for years to come. Unlike fresh flowers that need to be dried and preserved, a Sola Wood Bouquet lasts as long as you want it to, without much maintenance (keep in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight).
Aside from displaying your Sola Wood Bouquet in a pretty vase, you could also:
- Put the flowers into a shadow box. A shadow box is an enclosed glass-front display case that allows you to group meaningful objects in an artistic way. You can purchase a shadow box or, if you’re the crafty type (and since you’re reading this blog, you probably are!), go the DIY route. The shadow box is the perfect place to show off your Sola Wood Flower bouquet along with other wedding keepsakes like photos, the ring holder, etc.
Transform flowers into jewelry. You can create jewelry like necklaces and charm bracelets by visiting your local craft store for trinkets that allow you to insert your pressed petals. There are also a number of professional services that can take your flowers and create beautiful works of jewelry art.
Don’t forget to take out one of each of your paper products to put in your wedding album, shadow box, or other keepsake place. These might include save-the-dates, menus, programs, and of course, invitations.
Whether you are repeating the classic set of vows or you’ve written your own, you’ll definitely want to keep a copy. The vows you read or recite aren’t just words on paper - they are an expression of your love and commitment to your partner. When your anniversary rolls around, take out your wedding vows and re-read them to your spouse as a sweet reminder of your special day and as a renewal of commitment.
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If you’ve supplied your own centerpieces, you’ll want to keep and reuse them after the wedding. Candle holders, lanterns, Sola Wood Flowers, and Sola Wood Centerpieces, like boxes and vases, can all be taken home and used for decoration.
Cake and Topper
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Relive your cake cutting moment by keeping the top layer of your cake, freezing it, and savoring it on your first wedding anniversary. If you have a single layer cake, just set aside a slice to pop in the freezer. Be sure and let your caterer or wedding venue know your plans so they don’t toss out the remaining pieces of the cake at the end of the evening.
You can also collect your cake topper and put it in the shadow box alongside your Sola Wood Flower Bouquet!
Your wedding day doesn’t have to be a one-and-done kind of event. It’s truly special and deserves to be remembered. After all, you spent many hours dreaming, planning, organizing, and pulling off one of the best days of your life. Don’t let those hours go to waste after saying, “I do.” Keep the beautiful details that will remind you of your big day!