Capturing your wedding day is one of the most important tasks you’ll need to accomplish on your big day, but somehow, these things can fall through the cracks. Whether they’re video clips, photographs, or journal entries, these mementos are meant to be kept forever. In addition to having photos taken on the big day, there are many other ways to keep those memories alive long after the cake has been eaten and the music has stopped playing.
Making Your Memories Last Forever
While your wedding will be just one day, the right photos and videos can help make the memories last forever. Capturing those memories doesn’t have to mean having to break the bank, either. Check out these seven tips for keeping wedding day memories forever:
1. Hire a Professional Photographer
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to your wedding day photography, that’s true. On your big day, it may seem like there isn’t enough time to stop and soak in each moment, but with a professional photographer by your side, you can enjoy it all without stressing about photography. Plus, having beautiful photos of every moment, even the spontaneous ones, will help you relive every sweet detail even after the big day is over.
If you want to keep costs down while still getting quality shots of every important event from your wedding day, make sure you research photographers in your area who offer affordable rates. With a professional photographer on the scene, you’ll be able to make sure there are high-quality photos of your big day.
2. Use a Wedding Album
A wedding album is another must-have item that will help you commemorate those special moments from your big day. With a physical album, you’ll be able to keep all your photos from your wedding day safe and in one place. You can opt to have your photos printed on traditional photo paper and place them in an album yourself or even preserve them as custom metal prints to hang on the walls around your home.
3. Use a Drone for Video
Drone photography and videography are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to capture a wedding day. An aerial view can show off your venue or give a whole new perspective on things like your first dance. If you’re considering using a drone for your wedding, look into getting an FAA 333 exemption. This will allow you to legally fly your drone in controlled airspace.
4. Preserve Memorabilia From the Big Day
Traditionally, wedding gowns and suits were custom-made to be worn just once and then tucked away into a closet or storage box after the fact. These days, many people choose to keep their wedding dress safe in a garment bag or even in a frame. Having this type of memorabilia professionally preserved will keep it from deteriorating from wear and tear as well as make it easier to maintain should you ever decide to take your clothes out again. The same goes for suits, tuxedos, jewelry, shoes, and accessories–whatever you’d like to hang on to should be professionally preserved after you walk down that aisle.
5. Take Polaroid Shots
Getting your entire wedding party and family to pose with a Polaroid camera is a wonderful way to commemorate both your special day and those who were there. Not only will they provide beautiful, physical mementos of your big day, but you can also share them instantly through social media or with close friends and family via email. If you don’t already have one (or happen to own an old Polaroid camera), don’t worry; you can find old cameras on eBay for as little as $15. An instant camera is perfect because it won’t take up much space in your bag and is easy to carry around all day long.
6. Frame Your Wedding Invitations
A lot of time and money goes into making the perfect wedding invitation. If you’re particularly fond of the invitations from your big day, consider preserving them too. Choosing to frame your invitations is a great way to make your wedding memories last a lifetime.
7. Preserve Wedding Day Flowers in Resin
Preserving flowers in resin is another great wedding day keepsake. Resin gives flowers an otherworldly look that preserves them beautifully, making it easy to keep your bouquet forever. Whether you keep just one bouquet or you want to save the centerpieces from every table, the resin will keep your flowers fresh for a lifetime.
Make sure you hold onto the memories from your wedding day forever. Keep this guide in mind as you brainstorm new ways to make these memories last.