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Need Wedding Gift Ideas? A Wedding Time Capsule for Lasting Memories

Updated on December 19, 2015

It can be hard to decide on what to give a couple on that special day, but one that has become more popular over the last few years is a wedding time capsule.

Giving them a gift that reminds them of their special day for many years to come can be one of the gifts you could give. Memories become more and more precious as the years go by and having the opportunity to preserve some of those memories is almost invaluable.

Basically a time capsule can be any container that is used to place memorabilia of any special event or particular time period that will be reopened on a particular date in the future. I first saw one at a friends wedding a few years ago and never forgot the smile on the Lisa's face (the bride) when she saw it. The have been married for four years now and vowed to revisit their time capsule on their tenth Wedding Anniversary.

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This is such a wonderful event to use a time capsule for to create wonderful memories that can be revisited later at other milestone's like anniversary's. They can chose which one they want and can even make the decision at that time to add more to the capsule to be revisited again.

Think of the time capsule as a three-dimensional photo album/scrapbook of sorts of the couple's wedding day. It's a unique way of capturing those memories for a lifetime that they can then share with their friends, family or even their kids on down the road.

A Wedding Time Capsule - Memory Gift Set
A Wedding Time Capsule - Memory Gift Set

The most wonderful gift for newlyweds! Fill this wedding time capsule with memorabilia from their wedding day, honeymoon, and first year together. Open years from now on a special anniversary and share the excitement of that special day. This 25-piece gift set includes, message to the future and envelopes, time capsule how to guide, check list of items to gather, message to the future writing paper, profile book for the bride and groom to fill out and 160 full color acid free stickers. Also included is a disposable one-time-use camera to capture memories, a picture frame for your favorite snap shot, also a wedding candle.


What do You Put Inside?

Not only can it contain photos from the wedding rehearsal, wedding day and reception but it can also have other types of memorabilia from the wedding.

Here are a few ideas of what you can include in the time capsule:

  • Wedding Invitations
  • Wedding Napkins
  • Reception party favors
  • Pictures of the wedding day and/or rehearsal and reception (could be on a disc)
  • Wedding Video
  • Cork from the Champagne Bottle
  • Personalized note from Bride and Groom
  • A copy of the Bride and Groom Wedding Speech
  • A framed copy of their wedding vows

These are just a few of the time capsule ideas you can include. There are various different types of styles of containers you may want to use for the capsule itself as long as it is secure and can be put away for a later re-opening date. This not only gives the special couple a unique gift on their wedding day but it also gives them opportunites to relive all of those memories and share with their family and friends when they do.

Time Capsule Guestbook

When choosing the actual time capsule (not contents), you want to get one that not only looks good but also one that can be sealed airtight.

Being sealed will protect any and all of the wedding memorabilia to be stored in the time capsule.

Nothing would be worse than to skimp on this part and their pictures or wedding vows or invitations end up ruined before they even got to open the time capsule.

Local Artist Mr and Mrs Est 2016 Vintage Wood Sign Handmade Wall Decor, Black (Lowercase)
Local Artist Mr and Mrs Est 2016 Vintage Wood Sign Handmade Wall Decor, Black (Lowercase)

About to say 'I DO' ? Or know someone who is? Make sure to have this beautiful handcrafted wood sign displayed on the wedding table of the wedding day and in the wedding photographs for extra special details and wedding memorabilia. This sign is made from cedar wood milled in the USA. The attention to detail will leave you overwhelmed with happiness to have such a special wedding keepsake to keep forever. Comes with brackets to hang on the wall or lean it as is against a wall or shelf.


Personalized Wedding Gifts To Include

If you are a crafty person you can construct a beautiful and personalized time capsule from a small chest which has a lock and if you are not sure about it being airtight, you could include one that you buy to be placed inside the more personalized time capsule.

A handmade time capsule which is personalized exclusively for the happy couple is a very heartfelt gift and will be treasured for years to come.

Another option on items you could add would be items that are custom or personalized.

Some gift ideas might include:

  • A personalized photo frame or photo album
  • A customized keepsake with their wedding date
  • An inscribed wedding invitation
  • A personalized wine or Champagne glasses
  • A personalized bottle of wine to be opened when they open their wedding time capsule

This unique gift can be as personalized as you want to make it. The bride and groom can also continue this tradition by adding to their time capsule each time it is opened.

This can be a great way to share not only their wedding day but also other memories of their life with each other, their kids and grand-kids.

Regardless of what type of capsule you decide to use or what kind of memorabilia you include, "giving a wedding time capsule " is a great way to preserve memories to be treasured forever.

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    • MyMastiffPuppies profile image

      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

      It would be perfect for just about any occasion, and I will have to get back to you on the air tight sealed container. I am sure they have something on the big "A".

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 7 years ago from Southern California

      I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!! I am now thinking well not just weddings, Birhtdays, Anniversarys etc. I am so impressed!Now let me ask you what would be the BEST air tight sealed container to buy?

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

      Thanks! akirchner & Darlene,

      I hope it inspires someone to make someone's special day, one to be remembered for years to come. I was just thinking this would be a great idea to do for your children's birthdays too and add to it every year. What do y'all think?

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Great hub and advise, a cute idea

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Great idea!

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      MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

      Yes! Dolores,

      It is such a wonderful idea for any special event and could be as inexpensive or expensive as we wanted it to be. Giving something that can be personalized to the person and/or the event is always something that can be treasured from now on.

    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      What a lovely idea for a wedding gift, actually a graduation or any special moment can be recalled with a gift like this!