Memories to Keep
[Written June 2016]
As your big day approaches, things get really stressful and crazy, among many descriptors. At the same time, however, your heart fills with excitement as you anticipate one of the most precious moments of your life. Be it your wedding or debut, you simply can’t wait for it!
These hours, minutes, seconds are definitely for keeps. It’s a good thing there are souvenirs and gifts to catch and preserve some of the sparks, laughs, and teardrops let loose during that one special occasion. It’s also a good thing that we have our close family and friends to grace our event. Through souvenirs, we simply yet warmly say “thanks for being there for me”.
Are you already feeling tense for your upcoming event? Take a break, breathe, and read on for a couple of minutes because we’ve made a list of fun ideas for your keepsakes!
1. Personalized Notebooks
Have their names written on the cover together with your monogram and leave the pages up to them. Whenever they write or even just take a glance, it’ll surely put smiles on their faces.
2. Mini Chalkboard and Chalk
Take hints of inspiration from these letter chalkboard party favors from Maison de Pax (www.maisondepax.com). You can also try other shapes and even make a game using these boards during the reception! If you’re going for a more formal look, we suggest that you make them rectangular. Make your mark by having your monogram engraved and pairing it with chalks in your color motif.
3. Framed Papercut
Tell your love story by having your quote or favorite song lyric in papercut and keep them in small frames to give out. Isn’t that sweet?
4. Hand-painted/Engraved Wine Glasses
Let heartfelt and warm wishes flow in wine glasses with their names or initials! It adds their own personal touch to the toast. Feeling decorative? You can also try illustrations as embellishment.
5. Embroidered Clutches
As a gift to your bridesmaids, have your monograms (or theirs) embroidered on their clutches. Imagine them walking down the aisle with matching yet unique handbags. How lovely!
6. Bridesmaid Hangers
As you get ready with your best gals, surprise them by having their names engraved on their dress hangers! Plus, these can truly make the bonding (and your photos) very memorable.
7. Wax Seals
If you’re having a royal medieval theme, these seals are perfect for you! Make them more personal by including sealed notes for them.
8. Mini Scrapbooking Set
Let them keep the memories through this mini scrapbooking kit! It’s not a DIY kit for only them – it’s for you also as you pack these little boxes. To lessen the expenses, you may opt to use a plain notebook as a scrapbook. Some of our suggested contents include washi tape, glue, label stickers, and twine.
Even when the day’s all done, you still have something to remind special people of the special time you’ve shared together. Souvenirs bear not only gifts but also memories to have and to hold. It’s your big day in a small size! Choose something that is just as magical.