Wedding season has arrived and it reminded me that I had this special project I wanted to share with you guys! In my opinion, this is one of the best wedding gifts you can give to someone, but it was not a gift we received. Rather, this Wedding Time Capsule was a little project we did ourselves.
5 years ago we started planning our month-long trip to Thailand, and as soon as we knew we’d be taking it, I decided to make a time capsule that we’d seal for 5 years and then open on our trip. We took 100 notecards, wrote down 50 questions each, and then spent a few nights sipping cocktails and answering all the questions.
When we were done, we sealed the box up tightly with washi tape and stored the Wedding Time Capsule for 5 years. It came with us to Thailand and we had so much fun reading the cards throughout our trip! Rather than rushing through them at once, we’d just grab a few each night. It led to great conversation, lots of memories, and a good deal of laughter. When we finally got to the end of the trip we decided we needed to take the time to put together an “anniversary set” so we’d have another time capsule to open on our 10 year anniversary.
This simple wedding time capsule project brought us so much joy, and yet wasn’t expensive and wasn’t difficult to do. I realized that it’s a gift that every married couple should have, and so I set out to put it into a printable form that you could make yourself. It doesn’t have to be a gift, you could make it for yourself, and it doesn’t have to be for your 5 and 10 year anniversary. Adjust it to your timeline or whatever works for where you are at in your marriage or relationship right now. The files are not gender specific, because love is love and this gift is for couples of any size, shape or orientation.
Below you’ll find a link to a ready-made set that you can purchase in my Etsy Shop for $35 and get shipped direct to you…or directions and all the files you’ll need to Do It Yourself are below! I hope this brings you as much joy and happiness as it brought us!
BUY IT OR MAKE IT YOURSELF
- a customized box
- a set of 80 cards for their 5 year capsule
- a set of 80 cards to fill out in 5 years to open as a 10 year capsule
- Printed card with instructions + envelope
- washi tape for them to seal the box up with after they finish
* luggage tags from photo above are note included. You can purchase a set of the luggage tags through Leather Made Nice on Etsy to include with the Time Capsule.