Your wedding jewelry can be a memorial keepsake

By on Jan. 24th

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This necklace actually has a piece of lace from a wedding dress embedded inside resin. It looks lovely, right? The best part is that you could have a piece of your own dress as a keepsake, a piece of someone else's dress (mom's, grandma's, etc.) to wear AT the wedding, or make a few and pass them out as bridesmaids' or mother-of-the-bride gifts. You can snag it from Etsy seller GreenGrassGifts. This got me thinking: what other wedding jewelry could serve as a memorial? Let's check out what we found.

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This one would be great for Harry Potter fans (especially those who remember the significance of the snitch in the last book!

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I loooove this book-shaped locket. It has spots for two photographs inside.

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This vintage-inspired locket actually holds three photos.

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This House of Harlowe piece is actually a big cocktail ring locket, which is definitely large enough to hold a good photo.

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I know some of you are planning a "until death do us part" wedding and this locket might be just the ticket. Plus, this Etsy seller just has gorgeous lockets in general. Check them out.

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Photo courtesy of Lilly Cakes


This matchbox locket tutorial is technically for a Mother's Day gift, but you could totally translate this into a sweet little DIY project and include anyone's photo that you want to remember. Or forgo the photo and put in a keepsake instead.

Will you be carrying (or wearing) a memorial photo or keepsake? Check out our memorial tag archive for more ideas.

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About Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time, she loiters at her local library, makes art, and overshares on Twitter and Instagram.