4 Things You Will Never Touch After Your Wedding

4 Things You Will Never Touch After Your Wedding

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4 Things You'll Never Touch After Your Wedding Day

Here is a list of things you may want to consider borrowing or renting for your wedding day! Not only will you save money, but you have an opportunity to do the earth a favor by reusing and recycling! That’s what we call a win-win-win. 

1. The Dress and Tux

For some reason it is totally expected that men rent their tux for the big day, but women are expected to purchase their dresses.

Now if you expect to have kids and this is something you’d want to pass down, that is completely understandable.

But if you’re like 90% of the former-brides I know, that very expensive garment will hang in your closet only to remind you once a year – or let’s be honest, every other year – that you were supposed to take it to the dry cleaners and have it boxed up (Another expense that could be avoided!).

A savvy option is to rent instead. Not only do you get to save money and the Earth, you can also get a higher end dress or tux since you aren’t having to pay full price!

2. The Shoes

Take it from someone who custom ordered comfy, practical shoes (Converse) for the special day with a vision of wearing them often enough to truly justify the expense. You probably won’t.

I don’t know what sort of perception filter is somehow applied 24 hours after the wedding but it is there and you will never think of them again. But you also won’t want to give them away or sell them because you have some weird attachment to anything that was involved in your wedding.

So they will sit under your bed or in the back of your closet until your kids find them and they become costume props. Not the worst way to go. But here are some alternative ideas:

Again, renting is always a great option. Unfortunately that’s not always an option for brides, but grooms can usually rent theirs with the tux!

You could also go consignment and find some secondhand beauts to go under that dress.

You could ask around and see if you have any friends who wear your size. That way you’d also have your something borrowed taken care of!

Another good tip is to see if your friends will ask their family- older folks may be willing to lend their own!

3. The Flowers

This one may seem like a strange thing to include in this list but hear me out.

Flowers are a huge expense at weddings and for good reason. There is nothing more simple, elegant, and beautiful than decorating with flowers. But it seems so wasteful and just a little sad honestly to spend so much for something so pretty to only be used for one day.

Here are some ideas to utilize the flowers so that they DON’T go untouched afterwards:

Press them and use to decorate your new home in picture frames and shadow boxes, make potpourri with the dried flowers and some essential oils, find a way to incorporate them into your favors.

Donate them to shelters or nonprofit organizations in your community to decorate their offices the next week.

If you do want something that will last, consider using a mixture of paper and real flowers!

4. The Favors

Let’s start by being honest. If your guests don’t go home with a bottle opener, packet of seeds, or book of matches they aren’t going to be heartbroken.

So, if you are on a budget or just like to be conservative you can totally skip the wedding favor. But if it’s important to you or even if it just sounds fun, do it! Just keep in mind that whatever you choose, you will probably have quite a few leftovers and they will be laying around your house for potentially the next ten years.

Speaking from experience? ….yes.

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