During the planning process of my own wedding, there is no doubt that ditching the big party and eloping with my love crossed my mind. Your wedding is the biggest party you will ever throw, and there are so many emotions and expectations tied to every single detail. While the planning may have been a bit stressful, years later, I still remember my wedding as the greatest day of my life and I get flutters just thinking about it.
While my mind fills with memories of our big day, there is one thing I wish someone had told me; get creative with ways to remember your wedding. Since I can’t rewind time and go back and do these at my own wedding, I am excited to share with you 6 creative ways to remember your special day.
1) Photo Booth
Nearly all weddings will have a professional photographer to capture those timeless moments like the grooms first glance at the bride, the first kiss and the first dance. These are all wonderful memories to have captured in time through a photo. While these photos have a more classic and serious tone, it is fun to provide a way to capture guests getting silly and creative!
The perfect solution is to hire a photo booth. Hiring a photo booth in Sydney for your wedding will ensure you can look back on all your wild and crazy friends and family letting loose at the greatest wedding they have ever attended!
2) Candid Photos
After the photographer captures those special bride and groom moments, ask him/her to focus on candid photos of guests. You can’t be everywhere at once on your wedding, and often the day flies by in a blur. Having the photographer take candid photos is a great way to be able to look back at how much fun people were having in all corners of your perfectly planned wedding.
3) Handwritten love-letters
In the year leading up to your wedding, begin handwriting love letters to your groom to be, and ask him to do the same. Leave them around the house, or even mail them to his office. Keep all of the letters documenting the stressful, romantic and often comical process of wedding planning. Make a scrapbook out of all of them ending with your handwritten vows.
4) Memory Shadow Box
After the wedding, be sure to keep a copy of the save the date, invitation, itinerary and some of the bride’s bouquet flowers. Arrange them all in a shadow box and put it somewhere special in your house. These items may seem like trash at the time, but years on you will look back at them with such fond memories.
5) Frame your Veil
A bridal veil is so intricate and beautiful.
It is a timeless tradition that is feminine and romantic. A great way to capture the essence of your wedding is to frame your veil. If you ever have a daughter, you can hang it in her room! Or, just hang it somewhere special in your house, so you can always remember the day you looked like a princess.
6) Wisdom Jar
Everyone has a unique story of love.
Place a jar in the middle of each table at your wedding filled with unique questions like “Tell us the story of how you met your spouse” or “What is the most romantic gesture you have received?”. Keep all the answers and open a few each year on your anniversary.
A well-planned wedding will stay in the minds of all guests and the bride and groom. Incorporating creative ways to remember your wedding for years to come is a great way to relive the romance. The six tips above are great places to start. Especially because they result in reminders that are tangible, not online.
So, while you may feel overwhelmed with all of the details of wedding planning, don’t forget to take the time to plan creative ways to make those beautiful memories last a lifetime.