Back on December 31st in the year 1999, my friends and I (while waiting for the world to explode due to Y2K) filled a time capsule of photos and memories from that night. We gave the key to one friend and the capsule to another. And it was never seen again. I still don't know where that time capsule is these decades later. It was pretty sad but also potentially a blessing since I think someone put a Twinkie in there, too.
Either way, it would have been super nice if it had been in the digital age where we could have stored those photos and memories in a place where it couldn't be lost and where we could pick a date to re-open it and experience those memories again.
Thankfully, we DO live in that age now! If you're digging the idea of a time capsule for your wedding for photos, your invitation, videos, and other memory-makers, we found the solution. Our partners at love + laughter + community created that exact concept: allow your guests to contribute their photos, documents, and memories to a shared time capsule that can be opened on a date you select.
How does it work?
love + laughter + community allows a couple (and their community!) to upload photos, documents, videos, and more to a secure and private space online that you can't lose or misplace. You can upload whatever you like, and your guests can also upload video messages to you and photos you haven't even seen so that when you finally open the capsule again, you'll be totally surprised and delighted. Imagine waking up on your first, fifth, or tenth anniversary and reliving all of your wedding memories again… plus more you've never even seen.
It's easy to do: you purchase your time capsule at
love + laughter + community (or maybe it's gifted to you!), you're given an online code to share with whomever you like, and you can all upload those memories via their online app or just their website. There's no app download required.
The capsule is sealed 30 days after the wedding, allowing time to get all of those photos and documents uploaded, and then you get to choose what date it gets unsealed. So flippin' cool.
Once it's time to open your personal time capsule, only you get to see what's inside unless you choose to share anything with friends when the time comes. It's private, secure, and totally ready to have you giggling and tearing up about whatever surprises await you from your guests.
You could even think of it like a photo booth: your guests can record a message to you on their phones and easily upload it directly to your capsule. You'll be inundated with sweet and funny messages — even from those who may not have been able to attend the wedding!
Is there a promo code?
You know it! We're hooking you up with a $10 discount:
Offbeat reader promo:Get a $10 discount from your time capsule using the discount code OBBVS19 at checkout!
Head to love + laughter + community to purchase your time capsule for $85 (or $75 if you use our promo code above!). This gets you secure storage, upload capabilities, and of course, the ability to see and download all of those memories again.
Then gather yourselves, some wine, and your nostalgia and re-live all of it all over again on your anniversary. D'aww. Now that's something to look forward to.