Your wedding day is one of the most special days in your entire life. It’s a day that you’ll remember forever, and for many, it’s a day that they want to keep close to their heart for years to come. One way to do this is by keeping some of your wedding day decorations and using them to decorate your home. Here are some fabulous décor ideas that you can keep for years to come.
Flower Arrangements - Flowers are an essential part of any wedding. What people don’t usually realize is that they can be saved and used to decorate your home as well. You can keep your wedding flower arrangements to display them on your dining table, mantle, or coffee table. You can also dry them out and create a beautiful dried flower arrangement that will last for years. Some people put their dry bouquet inside a glass globe and use it as a centerpiece. Others have turned pressed dried flowers into coasters, ornaments, or jewelry via resin. Candle Holders - Candles are also a popular decoration for weddings. Some people even light candles during the ceremony as part of the service. Consider getting an engraved candle holder for the service or to sit by the bride and groom at the reception. You could then keep it and use it in your home as a centerpiece on your dining table or as a decorative accent on your mantle. Consider this tall engraved wooden candle holder that states, “On this day, I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love.” You can customize this for free by adding the couples names and wedding date.
Table Runners - Table runners are a simple yet elegant way to decorate your wedding reception tables, and they can also be used to decorate your home. You can use them on your dining table, coffee table, or even as a decorative accent on your bed. You can also repurpose them into throw pillows or cushion covers. Wedding Favors - Wedding favors are a great way to thank your guests for attending your wedding, and some could also be used as home decor. For example, if you give your guests small potted plants, you can keep the extras and use them to decorate your home. Photo Displays - Photos are a great way to remember your wedding day! You can create a photo display using your favorite wedding photos and arrange them on your walls or create a photo album that you can keep on your coffee table. This cute wooden puzzle frame represents that you found the other half to your puzzle.
This 8”x10” frame below warms the heart with its sentimental verse that reads, “Lucky to be in love with my best friend.” You can place one of your favorite wedding pictures inside to remind you of your happy day.
Some people like to display photos of the family or wedding photos of the bride and groom’s parents. Consider using one like this dual frame below to display photos of both sets of parents.
Bunting and Garlands - Bunting and garlands are a popular decoration for weddings, and they can also be used to decorate your mantle or even your outdoor space. You can create a bunting or garland using the same materials and colors that you used at your wedding. Seating Charts- Seating charts are a great way to help your guests find their seats at your wedding reception. You can create a seating chart using a large chalkboard or canvas, and then use it as a decorative accent in your home. Cake Toppers - Cake toppers are a fun and playful way to decorate your wedding cake. You can keep your wedding cake topper and display it on a shelf or use it as a decorative accent on your dining table. Vases - Vases are a great way to display flowers, and they can be kept for displaying fresh flowers or even as a decorative accent on your mantle or coffee table. Signs - Signs are a necessity in weddings. They let people know where to sit, what hashtag to use to share their photos, what’s happening next, etc. You can create a sign with your wedding date or a special quote from your wedding day and display it in your home. You can also use it as a decorative accent in your outdoor space. Check out several of these signs below to see if any spark your interest.
This sign can be carried by the flower girl or boy to up the anticipation.
This beautiful sign gently lets everyone know there are no assigned seating during the ceremony and to sit anywhere.
This sign can be sat at the bridge and groom’s reception table, sign-in table, or as a decorative sign next to the cake.
Photos can be one of the most meaningful items after a wedding has taken place. It’s always a good idea to encourage attendees to share their photos to your specific hashtag. That’s just what this hashtag sign does. That way, you won’t miss out on any beautiful photos of your special day. You can then hang wedding photos around this sign in your home.
11. Card Box Every wedding needs a designated spot to receive gifts and cards. Consider displaying a beautiful personalized card box that attendees can put their cards into. Not only will it help make the table beautiful, but it can be kept long after at home as a keepsake box to store items in.
12. Guest Book At many weddings, there is a sign in sheet where attendees can write their name and address so the bride and groom can send a thank you card. Consider using this personalized guestbook to gather the names of your loved ones and encourage them to write a special note of love or advice in it. The couple can then browse it after the wedding and keep it as a decoration on a shelf in their home.
Keep In Mind When using wedding day decorations as home decor, it’s important to be mindful of the overall aesthetic of your home. You want to make sure that the decorations you choose fit in with your home’s style and color scheme. You can also incorporate your wedding day decorations into your home decor in a subtle way.You could display a photo from your wedding in a small frame on your bookshelf or create a gallery wall of your wedding photos, signs, and other decorations that tell the story of your wedding day. In addition to adding a personal touch to your home decor, repurposing your wedding day decorations can also save you money. Instead of buying new decor, you can use what you already have and create a unique and meaningful space that reflects your personal style and memories. Lastly, keep in mind that your wedding day will be busy and you may not remember to grab everything. So go in with a plan. Ask the maid of honor or specific relative to grab certain items and save for you. This way you can relax and have a good time during your big day, knowing that nothing will be thrown away by accident.
Conclusion Keeping some of your wedding day decorations and using them to decorate your home is a great way to keep the memories of your special day alive for years to come. From flower arrangements to seating charts, there are many wedding day decorations that can add a personal touch to your home decor. By repurposing these decorations, you can keep the memories of your special day alive while also creating a unique and personalized home aesthetic.