Creating Your Wedding Time Capsule
There is so much awesomeness to remember about your wedding day, which is why we are so excited about the increase in this wedding trend. Creating your wedding time capsule can be fun and creative. Imagine when you look back on your wedding in 5, 10, or 15 years! We receive calls often from our couples wanting to share their family growth and news with us, and they always tell us how much they still love and talk about their wedding day!
So, here is how you can create something special to remember your wedding day and celebrate this special occasion over and over again! Why not? It was spectacular! 1) COLLECT YOUR ITEMS- What are you going to collect and keep in your time capsule to commemorate your fabulous wedding day? The sky's the limit, but remember you are storing this so keep in mind the storage space capacity. Some things to collect include:
View this list for items to collect and place in your capsule:
Ring box, receipt
Photos from your photo booth
Copy of your wedding vows
List of songs played at your wedding
Digital drive of songs played at your wedding
Airline Ticket boarding passes or print outs
Empty beverage bottle (champagne, wine, beer, etc.) from your reception toast
Copy of your Marriage Certificate
Copy of your officiant's ceremony
Wedding and Honeymoon Photos
Local newspaper from the place your married (ie. Maui News, Star Advertiser, LA Times)
Bar Menu, Food Menu, Signature Drink menu
Your Place Cards
Dried/Preserved Flowers from your wedding florals
Any Custom or Personalized items
Your invite list
Wedding Planning Notebook
Items from your Wedding Showers
Items from your Bachelor/Bachelorette/Hen/Parties
Photos of your proposal, engagement party
Rehearsal Dinner photos
Wedding and Engagement Announcements
Gift Cards/Wedding Greeting Cards
Write down where you think you will be in 10 years...kids? house? job? etc.
Bucket List of trips and experiences you want to have together
List your favorite wedding memories
Predictions from you and others of your first year of marriage/your future together
2) A VESSEL- Now that you have an idea of what will go INTO your time capsule, you need to select WHAT will hold all of these items. Whether you choose a large box, a metal tin, a wooden box or crate, a trunk, a suitcase, or a locker, just make sure it can accommodate all of your memorabilia.
3) STORAGE SPACE- You've collected and packed your memorabilia, and now you need to store it. Will you actually bury it, will you display it proudly, or will you put it in a closet or drawer? Just make sure the place you select will protect it from any damage so all of your memories will be safe and sound until you view them again. Wherever you decide, remember where it is (maybe place a note somewhere to remind you!).
4) THE OPENING- When will you open your time capsule together to review its special contents? An anniversary? A holiday? A celebration? A date night? Put it on your calendar and mark WHERE it is located in case you forget.
Check out our Pinterest Page for Wedding Capsule Inspiration and Ideas!