As your big day comes to a close you may find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of stuff you have left over and confused as to what you should keep and what needs to be tossed. Lucky for you, we’ve figured out the best wedding day keepsakes to keep from your big day!


In recent years, it has become increasingly popular for partners to write each other to open and read the morning of the wedding. These are wonderful keepsakes to have so you can revisit those moments before you said ‘I do’.

A wedding invite or favour

Ensure you keep one invitation from your stack as a keep sake. You put a lot of time into choosing your designs and it will be nice to remember the beautiful details of your invites. This also rings true when keeping one of your favours. Bonus, these make excellent gifts for family as well!

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Having your bridal bouquet and/or boutonniere preserved so that you can look back on those memories for years to come. From preserving to pressing – there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

You garter, veil or other accessories

While you may not want to keep your whole dress – it’s a good idea to keep your veil, garter or other small accessories. This way, you don’t need to give up prime real estate in your closet and you can still keep a part of the best outfit ever close!

A copy of your vows

Keeping a copy of your vows is a great way to remind yourselves of your wedding as well as the promises you made to each other. Whether it’s the crumpled and mildly tear stained copy from your actual ceremony, or you have a custom art piece created with them – you should definitely keep your vows!

Your cake topper

Freezing the top tier of your wedding cake is all well and good, but after a year, it will be gone. You can keep your cake topper on display in a shadow box or use it year after year on your anniversary!

As your wedding comes to an end you may feel the need to keep every single thing, understandable since you have spent months planning every single detail. So, choose a few small, yet important things that you and your partner can cherish for years to come as wedding day keepsakes.