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What to do with extra wedding invitations? [10 keepsake ideas]

Invitations are a big part of your wedding planning process, and it can be hard to know what to do with them once the big day is over. If you have any extra invitations, don’t worry – we’ve got 10 great ideas for keeping them as memories of your special day! From scrapbooks to photo frames, there’s something for everyone here. So read on for some inspiration, and start sorting through those invitations!

So, what to do with extra wedding invitations?

Here are 10 keepsake ideas:

  1. Frame them

Framing your invitation is a great way to display it in your home, and it’s a relatively simple project too. All you need is a frame that fits your invite, and you’re good to go! If you want to get creative, you could even frame your invite with other mementos from your big day, such as your wedding program or a few photos.

  1. Make a scrapbook

Scrapbooks are a great way to keep all of your memories in one place, and your wedding invitation would make a beautiful addition! You could dedicate an entire page (or spread) to your invite, or include it as part of a broader wedding album. Either way, it’s sure to be a cherished keepsake.

  1. Turn it into art

If you’re crafty, there are lots of ways to turn your invitation into a work of art. For example, you could turn it into a canvas painting or a piece of calligraphy. Or, if you’re really feeling creative, you could even make your own wedding invite-themed jigsaw puzzle!

  1. Use it as a guest book

If you’re looking for a unique guest book idea, why not use your invitation? Simply have your guests sign their names on the invite, and then frame it or place it in a scrapbook. You could even add a special message next to each signature.

  1. Send it to a loved one

If you have a relative or close friend who couldn’t make it to your wedding, why not send them your invitation? It’s a thoughtful gesture that will let them know you were thinking of them on your special day.

  1. Make it into a postcard

Another great way to share your invite with loved ones is to turn it into a postcard! This is especially perfect if you have friends or family who live far away. Just write a note on the back of the card and pop it in the mail – easy peasy.

  1. Use them as thank you cards

If you’re short on time (or money), you can always use your extra invitations as thank you cards. Just write a quick note of gratitude inside and send them off to your guests! They’ll appreciate the thought, and you’ll be able to check one more thing off your to-do list.

  1. Stick them in a photo album

If you’re putting together a wedding photo album, your invitations would make a great addition! Just slip them into the album alongside your favorite photos, and they’ll serve as a lovely reminder of your big day.

  1. Create a collage

A collage is a fun and creative way to display your invitation, and it’s also a great way to use up any other wedding paper goods you might have lying around (think: programs, menus, place cards, etc). Just choose a frame or piece of poster board, and get to work!

  1. Hang them up on the wall as decor

If you’re looking for a way to display your invitation that’s a little bit more permanent, consider hanging it up on the wall! You could frame it or just use some clear tape, and then find a spot in your home where you can enjoy looking at it every day.

Final words:

We hope you found these ideas helpful! No matter what you decide to do with your extra invitations, just remember to enjoy the process and have fun. After all, it’s not every day that you get married!


  • The wedding invitation should not include any mention of gifts, registry information, or money.
  • It is considered proper etiquette to refrain from mentioning these things in the wedding invitation itself
  • If you feel that you must include this information, it is best to do so in a separate insert that can be placed inside the envelope with the invitation.

There is no right or wrong answer to this question, as it is entirely subjective. Some couples may prefer to handwrite their invitations to give them a more personal touch, while others may find it to be more tacky and outdated. Ultimately, it is up to the couple themselves to decide what they feel is the best option for them.

We hope you found these ideas helpful! No matter what you decide to do with your extra invitations, just remember to enjoy the process and have fun. After all, it’s not every day that you get married!

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