Getting married is hard.
There are so many decisions, so much research, and so many opinions.
While making decisions on physical purchases, I have been keeping one question in mind:
What purpose will this serve after the wedding is over?
What purpose will this shirt that says “Future Mrs. X” serve after the wedding is over?
The answer is none. Please, no one ever buy me this.
What purpose will these gold lanterns we scoured multiple Targets for serve after the wedding is over?
I plan on keeping a few and then selling the rest!
What purpose will these koozie favors serve after the wedding is over?
None because there will be no koozies.
Don’t hate me for hating on the koozies. I have a million of them. They get tossed into a cabinet, and I never use them. So no they serve no purpose for me.
I want my purchases to serve double duty, so I am trying to avoid anything that blatantly says Mr. and Mrs, or is obviously wedding related. I want to wear my wedding shoes again! I want to be able to use the bulk thank you cards I bought on Amazon for any other situation post-wedding!
Some people might say, “But it’s your wedding! You only get married once!”
Yes, and because of that I want to be able to have a regular use for anything from that day, so I can always be reminded of it.
Doesn’t that make more sense?
If you are interested in more, I’ve previously posted about renting versus buying wedding decor and buying wedding decor secondhand.