Your wedding day is said to be the most special day of your entire life, and definitely one that you will want to remember and keep with you forever. Aside from the photographs, videos, and that wedding dress that is hidden away in the back of your closet, there are several creative ways that can help you remember and cherish your wedding day long after it’s over!
Have A Guestbook
Guest books definitely aren’t as popular as they used to be. A lot of times, they are overlooked and are sometimes left out of weddings completely. They have always been a classic way to remember who was at your wedding, and are a sentimental way to read back on all of the well wishes written to you and your spouse. Nowadays there are a lot of different ways to spice up a regular guest book. A new and popular trend that has arisen in recent years is a polaroid station. Create a station with polaroid cameras, film, pens, and a scrapbook. Guests can snap a picture and leave a message for you to go back and read later on!
Keep Your Flowers
Flowers are a major aspect of a wedding and can definitely be a huge cost. No wonder why so many couples have looked for ways to preserve their florals. It would be a shame to just throw them away! In recent years, brides have found many alternative ways to keep their flowers instead of the typical and dated preservation methods that have been used for the past several decades. There are lots of different and unique ways to turn bouquet arrangements into lasting works of art. Different ways include having the florals hung and air dried, pressing them onto wax paper, submerging the flowers into a resin mold, wax dipping, and even having your flowers professionally painted.
Frame Your Vows
The process of writing your vows can be a long and sentimental process. After all is said and done, you will want to remember the words and promises that you and your beloved made to each other on your special day. Why not keep them around to look back on? Whether framing the original hand written papers or getting them professionally printed onto a canvas, there are several different ways that you can display your vows beautifully in your home.
Make a Wedding Time Capsule
A wedding time capsule is a fun and unique way to flashback to your wedding day. It’s simple! Collect various items from your day and then lock them away. Reopen them on an anniversary or a special occasion and reminisce with your partner. You will get a nostalgic feeling looking back at invitations, vows, pictures, wedding favors, and other treasured memories.
Pro tip: Get your guests in on it too! Leave disposable cameras at each table and collect them at the end of the night, you never know what type of pictures you will find when you get them developed. Have them write you special notes, giving you advice, well wishes, and memories to be laughed at and smiled upon years down the line.
Vinyl of First Dance Song
The first dance is one of the most special moments that the couple will share during their wedding day. They are officially united as husband and wife and they get to share an emotional dance together with all of their friends and family surrounding them. Much thought normally goes into the process of picking the song, and normally the track playing has much importance to the couple, which is why getting a vinyl or a record of that very song is a great idea to admire that dance. Get the record and a frame and hang it on your wall so that you can keep your first dance close to your heart.
Pro tip: Have a picture from your first dance in the frame with the record, as well as a few of your favorite lyrics from the song. Put a Spotify code at the bottom so that when you scan it your song will play. You and your spouse can recreate your first dance together anytime you want to!