Wedding Project Revisited: Advice Cards

Remember those advice cards I made for everyone to fill out at the rehearsal dinner?

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Well, we still have ‘em and we LOVE going through them when we hit one of the milestones listed on the envelopes.  I thought you might like to see how we’re storing and saving them!

We keep the unopened cards in one of the baskets we used for our “Tears of Joy” tissue packets at the wedding.  Man, I love these little baskets!  They’re so stylish and the envelopes fit perfectly inside them.

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As for the cards we’ve opened? We keep those in a simply black photo album.  They fit perfectly!  And since there’s usually two cards to open for each occasion, this little album works great.

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We store the album and the unopened cards underneath one of our side tables in the living room.  You can see we’re using another of those baskets to hold all of our coasters.

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The cards have been SO fun to read.  This was the list of occasions we used (the ones that are bolded are cards we’ve already opened):

On Your Wedding Night
On the First Night of Your Honeymoon
On the Night You Come Home from Your Honeymoon
On the Night of Your First Married Fight
On the Night One of You Burns the Dinner
On Your First Night as Homeowners
On Your First Anniversary
On Your Fifth Anniversary
On Your Tenth Anniversary
On Your Fifteenth Anniversary
On Your Twentieth Anniversary
On Your Twenty-fifth Anniversary
On Your Fiftieth Anniversary
On the Day You Find Out You’re Expecting
On the Birth of Your First Child
On the First Night Home with the New Baby
On Your First Child’s First Day of School
On Your First Child’s High School Graduation
On Your First Night as Empty Nesters
On the Birth of Your Second Child
On the Night One of You Loses Their Job
On the Night One of You Leaves Their Job
On the Death of a Parent
On the Death of Your Animal

Some of the cards have been funny, some have been heartfelt, and some have been a mixture of both.  My favorite one so far came from my dear friend (and one of our ceremony readers!), Jordan:Scherm0412L

(And such a lovely reader she was, too!  We actually fist-bumped
through the air across the church from each other when she was finished. 
It was awesome.)
(Photo by Sarah Immel Photography)

She wrote On The Night One of You Burns the Dinner…

“Throw it out and order a pizza…on me!”  She included $20 in the envelope.

And Jordan, we did just that.  Thanks, doll!

What fun projects have carried over from your wedding plans? 

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7 Comments

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7 responses to “Wedding Project Revisited: Advice Cards

  1. Cute a cute idea! I love how you decided to store the cards. 🙂

  2. amg

    This is such a cute idea! I wish we would have done this! 🙂

  3. I LOVE this idea! Way cute and these will be so much fun to open on their specified events. I wish we would have done this! Great storage idea too! 🙂

  4. I LOVE the one for the night one of you burns dinner – We did the advice cards, but I didn’t think of that one! And your friend’s idea was so creative!

    I love the way you’re storing them, too – I think I might just have to do something like that. Right now they’re just being stored together in a drawer.

  5. Jordan

    I am totally craving a pizza right now, too. Hope you enjoyed it and it was delish!

  6. Hey sweet girl! Hope you’re doing great!
    I am doing this DIY for our Rehearsal (you have inspired me!), and running out of time this week…our rehearsal is this Friday! EEk! Do you still have a template you used so it can be relatively quick and easy for me to print the labels out? Did you use Avery labels/template on Word? let me know please. I’d greatly appreciate any help!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  7. amyc13

    Ooh, you’re so close! I am sending you an email right now! 🙂

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