You've spent sleepless nights trying to plan the perfect wedding. Now that it's over, don't simply box up the memories and move on. Put those memories to good use by repurposing them. Here are some simple ways to repurpose your wedding clothing and accessories into picture-perfect memories.
Your wedding dress was perfect. It seems a shame to store it away in a box. Luckily, you don't have to. There are so many fun and creative ways to repurpose your wedding gown.
Make Keepsake Pillows
If you want you and your bridesmaids to have a lasting keepsake from your wedding, use your dress to make keepsake pillows. Once the pillows have been made, you can have it personalized by having your wedding information embroidered on to the material.
Create Beautiful Baby Blankets
Wrap your children in memories by turning your wedding dress into beautiful baby blankets. When your children grow up, they'll be able to pass those memories on to their children.
Alter it and Wear It Again
If you can't bear the thought of not wearing your wedding dress again, have it altered so you can. You'll be able to remember your special day each time you wear your dress.
If you've chosen a classic pump for your wedding shoe, turn it into a planter for your windowsill. Simply line the inside of the shoes with plastic landscape sheeting, add some potting soil and a couple small plants. This is the perfect way to start an herb garden in your kitchen.
If the jewelry you chose for your wedding is beautiful, but won't go with other outfits in your wardrobe, have them reworked into other pieces. For instance, gems from a necklace can be taken apart and redesigned into a pair of earrings and matching bracelet. You can also frame your jewelry in a shadowbox to preserve it for your children. You can find more jewelry ideas by going to stores like Susan Hanover Designs.
You took months agonizing over your flower selections. Now you want to make sure they don't go to waste. Donating your flowers will make sure that they continue bringing joy once the ceremony has ended. Many hospitals and shelters will accept donated flower arrangements. These flowers are given to people who may be in need of cheering up.
You want your wedding memories to live on past the ceremony. Use the simple tips provided here to creating lasting memories for yourself and others.