Preserving wedding day memories are explored in this contributed post.
If your wedding day is creeping ever nearer and you are putting the finishing touches to your plans, consider diverting your attention for a few minutes to think about how you are going to remember your big day. When tying the knot with the love of your life, you don’t want to be concerning yourself with anything on your special day other than soaking up every morsel of the experience. You don’t want to have to chase up the caterers, organise the live band or concern yourself with the table decorations. Your planning and preparation should have this covered. What you must consider is how you are going to maintain the memories of your special day, so when you arrive back from your honeymoon, you will have some means of reliving those special moments again and again.
The most obvious way of capturing memories is using the medium of photography. Wedding photographers are now dab hands at capturing the most candid of moments using a documentary style of photography. Images of the groom pulling up his lucky socks and the mother of the bride weeping as her daughter enters the church can evoke strong memories of the day.
You could also use a specialist company like Booth Boy to hire a photo booth, capturing another level of wedding day memories. With your friends and family adorning props and having their photos taken in unique ways, you’ll be able to harness the fun of your day.
For another candid approach to preserving memories, you could put disposable cameras on each table for the wedding breakfast and invite your guests to take photos. You can then collect these cameras in at the end of your incredible day, and you have another ready made photo album of moments.
Setting up a guest book at your wedding reception is a fantastic way of recording each guest’s thoughts and seeing them write you a message for the future. You can sit on your sofa and look back at these messages with a tear in your eye as your wedding video is playing in the background. For those who enjoy something a little more unconventional, you could also set up a time capsule, with your guests predicting where you might be in ten years time. Keep it somewhere safe and open it up on your ten year anniversary to see how accurate the predictions were.
People tend to wear their wedding attire once and then sell it on or return it to the hire shop. You may also want to pass on your outfit. However, you should try and keep at least one aspect to your ensemble. This could be your shoes or a piece of jewellery. By preserving this and keeping it locked away, you’ll be able to whip out your pair of white kitten heels in the future to show your children. You never know, your daughter may end up wearing them for her special day a few years down the line.
Don’t just think it’s all about the traditional photographic memories when it comes to remembering your special day. By following these inspirational tips, you’ll be able to refer to your wedding day at any point in the future and relive the moments of your perfect day.