This is your wedding day we are talking about. It is arguably the most special day in your entire life, the one you’ve been planning for since you were six and a half years old and first learned what a wedding was. It is the most photographed day you’ll ever experience, one where all eyes and lenses will be on you, and whispers of how gorgeous the couple is. However, it is over and done within a matter of hours; a few hours where adrenaline, excitement, and alcohol will all distort your memories.
That’s why we have come up with the following advice, tips, and tricks to help you make your special day last for eternity; from now until forever. Oh, yes, it is totally possible.
The Wedding Book
When you think about the bigger decisions involved in your wedding planning, getting the perfect photographer is up there with venue and dress. You want the person that is going to be able to capture your wedding in the exact style you want. These photos are going to be the very thing that jogs your memory when it comes to reminiscing about your big day, whether it be in 5 years time, 10 years, or even 50 years. However, you shouldn’t rely on just the professional pictures because you’ll want the more candid memories too. So have disposable cameras dotted around the place, and set up a hashtag on Instagram so that you have an online album too. The goofy pictures are going to be just as – if not more – important that the staged ones.
The More Tangible Things
There are certain things that are well worth having dotted around your home, physical reminders that will make you smile and go all gooey when you see them. It could be that you get a bronze cast made of you and your husband, your hands clasped, your Simon G engagement rings still on. Alternatively, you could get your wedding invitation framed and then give it pride of place on the dressing table in your bedroom. Wearing your sentimentality on your sleeve can be a good thing because, well, love should be celebrated and true love should be cherished.
Dance, Dance, And Dance Some More
Remembering your special day should not just be about the tangible reminders – the photos and the rings and the invitations and that sort of stuff. It should be about the personal things too. The tiny things that may mean nothing to anyone else but mean the world to you, and what is more romantic than playing your wedding song, the song you first danced to as a married couple and dancing to it as a still happily married couple. Turn back the years, embrace, sway to the music – dance that routine you worked so hard on – and feel young and in love again, just like you did when you both said ‘I do’. This is one of the most precious experiences any of us go through, and it tends to only last 3 minutes (not that, cheeky), but it is possible to relive it over and over again.