From the Aisle to Your Home: How to Re-purpose Wedding Items

How fabulous to have keepsakes of your wedding day as part of your home! Nothing overdone or kitschy. Just tasteful touches incorporating elements from your ceremony, like your wedding dress, veil, bouquet and bridal party accessories. And from your reception, like wine bottles, guest wishes cards, your monogram sign, cake topper, even half-used candles. Get creative ideas from our featured finds!

Re-Purposed Wedding Elements Made into Home Decor Accents

Both sentimental and stylish. That’s what you get by incorporating memorable touches from your most special day into your home furnishings and decor, as shown here!

Re-purposed Ceremony and Reception Elements

Re-purposed Ceremony Elements

Take remnants from your wedding dress to trim throw pillow covers (1) or drape a length of lace from your veil over a lampshade (2) for a romantic vintage look. Moreover, you can also use the fabrics of your gown to make your table linens.

For wall decor, create a lovely framed artwork (6) using a lace appliqué from your bridal gown. Or mount your actual marriage vows as a truly personal art print (9). Wedding ceremony backdrops made of faux flowers can be re-used to make coffee table centerpieces at home.

Petals from your bouquet can be pressed to decorate a chic serving tray (7), following this DIY tutorial we found. While your flower girl’s basket can have a second life as a charming hand towel caddy (3). You can also have your entire bouquet preserved and placed in a shadow box or frame.

Reception Items You Can Reuse

The topper on your wedding cake can be an actual china teacup (5) that you can use for that daily “spot of tea” at home—recalling your wedding day with every sip. Then, your wedding monogram can find a special spot as wall art (8) in your bedroom. Items that have been engraved from your wedding like champagne flutes and cake knives can also be kept and re-used for special occasions like your wedding anniversary.

For lighting, wine bottles can be re-purposed as candle holders or filled with fairy string lights (4) for your mantel or window sill. These can also be used as simple centerpieces for a romantic candlelit dinner at home.

Lovely ideas, and all so doable. Now you can craft your own wedding memento home decor!

Credits: 1 – attributed to Thoughts From Alice, via Pinterest / 2 – via Pinterest / 3 – Knick of Time / 4 – This Old House / 5 – Wedding Chicks / 6 – Wedding Party App /  7 – Say Yes / 8 – Beau-coup (*affiliate link) / 9 – Lucy Says I Do

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