Your wedding day is probably one of the most important days of your life. Understandably, couples want a way to document their wedding and save items from the day. Other than taking photographs, there are many ways to preserve memories at your wedding. Whether you opt for a creative option or a more simplified one, you can still preserve the wedding memories with love.
Hire a Wedding Photographer
A wedding photographer is a great idea to help you document the day successfully. Professional photographers can take away the stress of trying to get friends or family to take photos. The first thing couples should do is do a lot of research and find a photographer that matches the style they both like. Research is one of the most crucial aspects of finding a photographer because each professional has a unique style and technique, and not all photographers focus on wedding events.
A professional wedding photographer can help you with posing, lighting, camera equipment, and editing so you can have the best photographic outcome. Couples should always communicate with their chosen photographer before, during, and after their wedding day to make sure everyone is on the same page. Be sure the photographer is within budget before moving on to the planning phase.
Hire a Videographer
Similar to a wedding photographer, a videographer will capture the feel of the day. For most couples, a videographer is an excellent addition to the wedding, as they tend to capture moments that the bride and groom might not see. For example, when the bride walks down the aisle, the videographer can capture the reactions of the groom and the guests, so you can look back on those moments forever.
Another great reason to hire a videographer is so they can create a special video that you can share with family and friends that weren’t able to make it. The video can also capture some sweet well wishes from your guests so you can look back and hear what everyone has to say.
Preserve the Dress
Preserving the dress is another thoughtful way to keep the wedding memories forever, especially because finding the perfect wedding dress takes a lot of time and effort. It’s much more beneficial for the bride to keep her dress for memories’ sake or hand it down to future children.
There are a few things the bride should do to preserve the dress properly. Firstly, she should get specialty hangers and a garment bag to protect it while traveling. After the big day is over, it’s best to wrap it in acid-free tissue paper and find a sturdy box to store it in.
Another tip for preserving your wedding dress is to make sure the box is airtight and to store it away in a cool, dark place. It’s important to keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent the wedding dress from turning yellow. Be sure to get any stains out before preserving the dress.
Freeze Some of Your Cake
Freezing a few pieces of your wedding cake to have on your first wedding anniversary is a unique idea, but there are a few things to consider. Firstly, the cake will not last forever and knowing how to preserve it properly before your anniversary is the most important thing. Consider how you wrap the cake for preservation. It’s important to wrap it tightly, as not to let any moisture in.
The last thing to do is serve the cake properly. A few days before your anniversary, take the cake out of the freezer and put it in the fridge. Then, on the day, take the cake out of the fridge—still wrapped—and let it come to room temperature.
Wedding Memories are Important
Wedding memories are some of the most important memories to preserve. It’s such a big day for everyone involved, and it’s heartwarming to look back on photos and videos to remember the most special parts. Whether you preserve something that reminds you of the wedding, like the cake or dress, or simply hire professionals to take photos and videos—all wedding memories will be different and unique to each couple and should be shared with love.