Thursday, April 9, 2009

Excess invites and stationery?! No Problem!

I was recently asked if I knew any ideas for those who have leftover invitations and stationery. What a great question!

It is very rare to find a bride that purchased just EXACTLY the right number of invitations; thus, I am sure that the vast majority of us will find ourselves asking the very same question.

You are in luck!

A while ago, I stumbled upon two GREAT ways to preserve your wedding memories with your excess paper goods.

The first idea is from c(oi)n:purse. This talented blogger discovered that you can take your excess invites, cut them into strips, roll them, and place them in clear ornaments for your Christmas tree! As an added touch you could use puff paint or permanent markers to write something cute on the outside. Take a look at these beauties:

Could you just imagine reading the words "Our First Christmas" or "We do" followed by the date, or even "Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale" on the outside of these gorgeous ornaments. :)

This final idea (for now), is one of my personal favorites. Unfortunately I was a bad blogger and I do not have the source for this image (If it is yours, please let me know and I will give credit where credit is due). This is a shadow box with your wedding invitation. I have never seen a shadow box so creatively used. Every single piece that you see is from the bride's invites. Take a look at the creative juices that are flowing:

SO gorgeous! If you are ambitious, you could always give this as a gift to a friend or family member who is getting married. Obviously, you would use their invite of course! ;)

Have you stumbled upon other ideas for excess paper goods?

Take care until next time,

4 Wedding Bells:

LauraAnn said...

Oh wow! I love that shadow box! What a creative way to not only jazz up the look of your framed/preserved invite but also a great way to utilize 'extra' invites that were left over! Thanks for the great post!

Lauren said...

Thanks for the ideas!

I remember the shadow box, it came from Mrs. Pineapple on WeddingBee (

Hannah Noel said...

I'm pretty sure I used every single invitation we printed haha. I have a half a box of un-printed ones in my room. No idea what I'll do with them-- if I do anything with them at all!

samiam4eva06 said...

I LOVE IT! So cute.. I wish I was that crafty to do the shadow boxes!