How to Create a Keepsake Wedding Shadow Box

Your wedding day is something you will be reminiscing about for years to come. A shadow box is a lovely way to capture and display your most precious wedding moments and creates a nostalgic keepsake that will hold memories of your special day. 

Items to Gather for your Shadow Box Keepsake

The first step in deciding what to gather for your shadow box keepsake is to determine what particular moment you want to preserve. 

These are some moments you may wish to focus on for your keepsake:

  • dating life
  • the proposal
  • showers or engagement parties
  • bachelor & bachelorette celebration
  • the wedding
  • wedding reception
assorted square photographs lying atop a sheet. A pair of jean-clad legs appear next the pictures











Collect and save these items to fill your shadow box:

  • ticket stubs
  • dried flowers
  • photographs
  • handwritten notes
  • announcements
  • save-the-dates
  • invitations
  • trinkets
  • personalized napkins
  • coasters
    beaded wooden shadow box that contains an invitation and wedding photograph. A vase and beaded garland featuring a wooden heart stand beside the box.

     How to Secure Items in a Shadow Box

    It's important to use items that are archival safe when attaching items to your keepsake shadow box. To ensure your saved mementos last, you will want to look for acid-free, archival quality products. Some options include double sided tape, dressmaker pins that will not rust and ruin papers, or adhesives that are designed for preservation purposes and will not become brittle with age. 

     Other Ways to Preserve Your Special Wedding Moments

    There are so many opportunities and moments you will want to remember from your big day but it would also be nice to record others' perceptions and favorite moments as well. Invite friends and family to share their memories with these keepsakes jars.

    Mud Pie Wedding Wish Glass Jar

    a jar with a cork lid and text "special wishes for the mr. and mrs."

    This gold foiled glass jar contains 18 cards that say "Advice for the Couple" and allows your guests to share their words of wisdom.

    C.R. Gibson Advice Keepsake Box

    photo of a keepsake glass box with gold metal frame and a written note.

    Decorative gold & glass keepsake box contains "Advice for the Newlyweds" cards in gold trim. 

    In addition to fond recollections, it's extra special to preserve your guest's hand writing and save their sentiments for the future. Taking their advice is optional. ;)

    ampersand log and the text "more"

     & More Links You Will Love

    We invite you to take a look at our Wedding Registry. We'd love the opportunity to be a part of your special day and look forward to helping you create and build your home, now and in the future. 

    Registering with The Kitchen Store is so easy; just 3 steps:

    1. Create your registry profile and account information.

    2. Add items to your wedding registry online or visit us to collaborate with a personal registry consultant.

    3. Let us take care of the rest! We provide free gift wrapping and free delivery to local showers and events. Manage your registry online, anytime!

    Don't forget to save this to your Wedding Pinterest Board for future reference!


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