Your wedding day is no doubt one of the most important days of your life, but how can you make those memories last forever?
Your wedding day is one of the most momentous days. And so you should make sure that those memories don’t fade, by capturing mementos that will last forever. While you are likely to remember the big day for a long time, you might want to create some memorabilia for your friends, family members, yourself, and future children that will capture the spirit of love and togetherness.
Consider these top 9 ways to make your wedding memories last forever.
1. Try a New Scent
Memories are deeply tied to all of our senses, which is why you might be reminded of your past when you eat a particular meal. Luckily, the same principle applies to smell. On your wedding day, opt for a different perfume or cologne than usual. That way, every time you and your spouse get dolled up in the future, you’ll be reminded of your special day.
2. Create a Memory Box
If you’re a sentimental couple, make sure you collect things from your wedding to help remember your special day. You can then put all of these items in a box and put it out for display, or just keep it for whenever you want to relive your big day. The box can contain items like wedding invitations, photos, freeze-dried flowers, or anything that holds special meaning to you and your spouse.
3. Create a Special Playlist
Remembering your wedding could be as simple as creating a playlist that will instantly transport you back to that special day. You and your fiancé could create the playlist together before the wedding, and wait to play it until the big day. After the wedding, you can always turn on the special playlist every now and again, to send you back to that magical moment.
4. Pick the Best in Wedding Photography/Videography
One of the most important parts of capturing your wedding is making sure that your ceremony and reception is captured in just the way you dreamed of. Make sure that your wedding photographer and videographer align with your style preferences. Remember, photos and videos are an investment. You’ll likely cherish your wedding video and photos your entire lives, so make sure you pick the right team for the job.
5. Learn Something New
One of the best ways to remember your wedding is by picking up a new skill with your spouse, and potentially your guests! You could organize a flash mob, or bring in a salsa teacher during your reception to teach you and your guests a new way to boogie. If you’re adventurous, you could even try a new food together at your reception. Any novel experience is bound to be memorable.
6. Get Social, Media
On the day of your wedding, why not create a hashtag on Instagram or Twitter so that your guests can easily connect with one another? If you want to get extra fancy, you can even create a custom Snapchat or Instagram filter for the big day.
7. Set Up a Video Booth
Photo booths are pretty common these days, but videos are less so. Set up a video booth where your guests can leave quick recordings of funny memories, stories from the past, or well-wishes for the future.
8. Revisit Your Wedding Day Location
After your wedding, don’t forget to come back to where it all began. Make a tradition out of coming back to your wedding venue to revisit all the love you felt on that special day.
9. Plant Something Together
If you or your spouse have green fingers, why not plant a tree or something together shortly after you get married? You’ll be able to watch the plant grow over time as a daily reminder of the love you share together.