I've been contemplating the idea of having items at your wedding that are not just featured that day but can be recycled and featured in your day to day life. For example, I use the music play list from my wedding all the time, at dinner parties, when I'm cleaning; I even gave birth with it in the background. If you are going to put in a substantial amount of time and effort into something that for the wedding, wouldn't you like more than just photos to remember it.
With that in mind, lets talk about a growing trend:The Blackboard
Blackboards can be used in a variety of ways at a wedding. They are becoming increasingly popular and with the new options of different colour blackboard paint available you can tailor the item to suit your wedding style.
A blackboard could be used in many different ways at a wedding, such as pure decoration (think JD hearts DT), to label something (imagine "Picnic Hampers, help yourself" or to give directions, (picture "Toilets this way"). You could also use them to take photos in front of. Can't you see a Polaroid of Nanna with the speech bubble behind her saying something sweet (or not so sweet) to the couple, or the angel wings and halos drawn on and the bride and bridesmaids standing in just the right spot.
Then the next day, when you are going through the boxes of decorations trying to find places for every thing, you take out that blackboard and up it goes on your wall. Now think of this same blackboard in ten years time with a shopping list in one corner, a reminder to drop the DVDs back in the other and maybe your kids drawings all over the rest. It would be a reminder of the day that got you to this point.