When it comes to reliving your Big Day, it’ll be the wedding photos on your laptop, your prized photo album or wedding DVD that you’ll turn to relive the day in all its fabulousness but it can be lovely to have some other little reminders of this super special occasion scattered around your house too. Whether it’s the robe you wore as you got ready hanging in your wardrobe, the personalised topper from your cake perched on a shelf in your bedroom, or your guest book hanging on your sitting room wall, these little mementoes will make you smile every time you catch a glimpse of them and remind you of one of your favourite days. Check out some gorgeous wedding keepsakes that can be treasured long after the day has been and gone below…
1. A Handy Wedding Planning Notebook
Journal by MyWeddingPlanner.ie | Photo courtesy of Sosueme
Pop all your thoughts and to-do lists in a pretty, personalised planning notebook – it will keep you on top of everything AND it’s a gorgeous way to relive this emotional and fun-filled time afterwards too! Irish business MyWeddingPlanner.ie have a trusty planning journal designed specifically for Irish brides. You can pick it up here!
2. A Fab Ring Dish
Photo from Ashley & Michael’s real wedding by Fleeting Moments Photography
The rings play a major part in the ceremony so make sure they arrive safely by picking up a pretty box or pillow for them. Find one you love and you’ll be able to pop it by your bedside table as a lovely keepsake for your jewellery. You can pick up beautiful wooden ring boxes over on 4 Love Polka Dots.
3. A Gorgeous Wedding Hanger for Your Gúna
Hangers via Jazzy Creationz | Photo by Paul Mullins Photography
A personalised hanger is a gorgeous way to display your dress on the big morning and will forever make you smile when you see it tucked away in your wardrobe afterwards too! Pick up wedding hangers on Jazzy Creationz and Akito Avalanche Wedding Hangers.
4. Personalised Robes or Jammies for the Morning
Photo from Paul & Valerie’s real wedding by Insight Photography | Robes by WowWee.ie
We’re a big fan of the robe trend – they look fab in photos, are a great gift idea for your girls and are something you and the maids will get loads of wear out of afterwards too, reminding you of this fun time. Pick up floral and personalised robes and PJs on The Lovely Little Label, WowWee.ie and Simply Personalised Embroidery.
5. Bridal Champagne Flutes to Toast with Your Girls
Photo from Juliana & Adam’s real wedding by Paul Duane Photography
Some bridal party champagne flutes will be a gorgeous addition to the wedding morning fun and will remind you of all the lovely memories with your girls every time you see them in your cabinet at home afterwards too! Irish company Wogansecrets are now stocking fab personalised champagne flutes – find out more here!
6. Socks for the Lads
Photo by DKPHOTO
If you’re looking for a gift idea for the man of the moment, some ‘groom’ socks are practical and fun (and are sure to be worn more than once). Pick them up on Lantz Weddings.
7. Shopping Totes (The Perfect Gift!)
Photo from Michael & Miriam’s real wedding by Michelle Prunty
A canvas tote will always come in handy and will remind you of all the wedding day fun as you’re popping in and out of the aisles at Tesco! They make a great gift idea for maids or for the bride herself – shop bridal party totes here.
8. A Brooch Bouquet with Meaningful Pieces
Bouquet by Bridal Brooch Bouquets by Ann Cassidy, Ireland
Brooch Bouquets are a fab alternative to fresh flowers and are a gorgeous way to include some family heirlooms or even your something blue. The best part – you get to keep and treasure them afterwards and can even pass them on to loved ones or kids. Irish companies Bridal Brooch Bouquets by Ann Cassidy and Florio Designs are the pros when it comes to brooch bouquets and can create an incredible sparkly creation, tailored to your requirements.
9. A Beautiful Sand Ceremony Set
Photo from Jennie & Kevin’s real wedding by Paul Duane Photography
If you’re looking for a sweet alternative to a candle lighting ceremony, the sand ceremony is a lovely way to symbolize your new union and you can include other family members too! The best part is it can be displayed at home afterwards so you can reminisce about this special part of the day. You can pick up sand ceremony sets over on Etsy.
10. Wedding Cutlery for Your Special Meal
Photo by Eternal Light Photography
If you’re looking to make your first meal as newlyweds extra special, some Mr&Mrs (Mr&Mr/Mrs&Mrs) cutlery will do just that. And it’s sure to bring you right back to those happy memories every time you spy them in the cutlery drawer at home. Check out some brilliant Mr/Mrs buys here.
11. A Sweet Personalised Cake Topper
Cake Topper by Belle Toppers | Photo by Corin Bishop Photography
A personalised cake topper will really add a little something to your wedding cake and will look adorable propped on a shelf at home afterwards too long after the cake has been devoured! Belle Toppers and Cake Toppers Ireland both specialise in cute customised cake toppers here in Ireland.
12. A Lovely Guest Book You Can Enjoy Afterwards
Photo by Feather & Stone Photography via Green Wedding Shoes
The guest book comes in many forms these days with everything from Jenga pieces to personalised caricatures for guests to sign. It’s a lovely way to personalise your Big Day, get guests involved and it’s something you’ll cherish afterwards too. If you choose something you can hang up or pop on a shelf like initials, a framed pic or heart dropbox, it won’t be left idle – it’ll be right at home in your apartment or house as a cute little display feature, forever reminding you of all the wedding fun.
13. A Beautiful Painting of Your Big Day
Photo via Wedding Art
If you’re looking for a magical way to capture your day or want to surprise the bride/groom with an incredible gift they’ll cherish forever, this might be the idea for you. Wedding Art create fine art oil paintings inspired by the wedding couple and their story – the paintings have up to five key scenes such as where the couple first met, got engaged, their wedding venue and other important symbols that represent them and their love story. It’s a gorgeous way to honour your special day and will be a fab addition to your walls as a little reminder afterwards too. Find out more here.
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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.