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How to Deal With Wedding Photos and Related Mementos After New Jersey Divorce

When you make the decision to pursue a New Jersey divorce, you will soon realize there are issues that you had not contemplated before you started the process. For example, you may find yourself wondering what to do with your wedding photos and related mementos at the conclusion of your New Jersey divorce. There are a number options available to you when it comes to items associated with your wedding, including photos.

Keep Them

One basic option available to you is to keep your wedding photos and other mementos. You may choose to keep them as a reminder of the good times you shared with your former spouse. Keeping them can be a way to honor the memories of your marriage, even if it didn't end the way you had hoped. You can display them in your home or keep them in a special album to look back on when you're feeling nostalgic.

Store Them

If you're not ready to see your wedding photos and other mementos every day, you can store them in a safe place. Consider keeping them in a box or a storage unit until you're ready to revisit them. This can be a good option if you're not sure what to do with them yet, but don't want to get rid of them either.

Donate Them

If you don't want to keep your wedding mementos, consider donating them. There are organizations that accept wedding dresses, veils, and other items for people who can't afford them. Donating these items can be a way to give back and help others, while also getting rid of something that may hold painful memories. The photos are another story and really are not donatable.

Sell Them

If you need some extra cash, you can sell your wedding photos and other mementos online. There are websites that specialize in buying and selling wedding items. You can also try selling them on social media or at a local consignment shop. Selling them can be a practical way to make some money, while also freeing up space in your home.

Repurpose Them

If you don't want to keep your wedding photos and other mementos, consider repurposing them. For example, you can use your wedding dress to create a christening gown or a flower girl dress. You could also turn your wedding invitations into art or use your wedding flowers to create a beautiful keepsake. Repurposing these items can be a creative way to give them a new life and move on from the past.

Share Them

If you have children, they may want to see your wedding photos and other mementos. Consider sharing them with your children. Sharing these items with your children can be a way to help them understand their family history and provide a sense of connection to their past. Keep in mind that your soon-to-be former spouse may want to keep the mementos.

Toss Them

If you're ready to move on, you can simply toss your wedding photos and other mementos. This can be a cathartic way to symbolize the end of your marriage. However, before you do this, make sure you're truly ready to let go. Once you throw them away, you won't be able to get them back.

Remember, the decision of what to do with your wedding photos and other mementos after a New Jersey divorce truly is a personal one. Take your time and choose the option that feels right for you. It's okay to hold onto them, repurpose them, or get rid of them – whatever helps you move forward and find closure. There simply is no right or wrong answer.

In addition to the above suggestions, there are other things you can do with your wedding photos and mementos. For instance, you can create a scrapbook or a digital album to preserve your memories. You can also use your wedding photos to decorate your new home or office space. It's important to remember that there's no right or wrong way to handle these items, and you should choose the option that feels most comfortable to you after a New Jersey divorce. If you have any questions concerning divorce in NJ, call (201) 845-7400 for a free consultation.

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