Wedding memories are usually a blur for the couple involved, and the bride and groom end up missing out on the action of the day. While there are a few staged photos of the bride, groom, bridal party and a few people that are vital to the whole ceremony, along with a video that depicts the events, there are a few other ways that can help you keep the memories alive long after the dust has settled on the wedding ceremony.
The Guest Book
This is a traditional keepsake that is still alive in many of the weddings today. It gives you a list of the people that were there for your day and can still tell you who took time to come and share in your special day.
It does not only list the people, but it also gives space for the people to provide some words of wisdom to guide you on your journey.
Many of the guestbooks have space for addresses and contact numbers, which gives you an easy way to send thank you cards after the wedding.
You can opt of a fully customized book to make sure you don’t throw this jewel out of the window a few weeks after the wedding.
Comprised of extra-large sheets of stock paper, the poster is an enlarged version of the guestbook that you frame after the ceremony. You can place it at a place where the guests sign the book before they leave. The guests sign the posters and leave a short anecdote and some witty advice. Your role is to frame the poster and place it somewhere to remind you of what everyone said. This keepsake forms the basis for some fun times when you go through the comments.
With the right pen (different colors) and quality stock and frames, the posters form a keepsake that is next to no other.
Place it in a prominent place in the home so that you can check on it once in a while.
A Wedding Website
Nothing can keep your wedding memories alive like a wedding website. The website allows you to come up with stories and images about the wedding and store them in a central place.
The wedding website needs to have a theme that the two of you choose, most preferably the one that you used for the wedding. Additionally, you need to make sure the domain name incorporates both your names so that it is easy to get the name in a Google search.
The wedding website should showcase the story of your wedding right from the day the groom proposed to the day you exchange vows. With a wedding, every image counts, so don’t throw away any photos – you can put them in a different category.
To make the whole site easy to navigate, you can put the content in different categories. These will form the menus. For instance, have a category for wedding preparation, wedding day, honeymoon and post-wedding. Have a look at these wedding photos from 2015 and see how good they still look online. A website is the best way to preserve these photos.
However, you need to understand what amount of storage is adequate for your site. If you plan to maintain the wedding long into your marriage, you need to have more storage space.
You also need a backup of your online data. Make sure you back up the images and documents to the cloud so that you have something to fall back on when anything happens to your website.
Have an Album
Many people have diverted from the traditional albums and now opt for online albums. It would be a good idea to go back in time and get a physical photo album. This album allows you to check out the photos without having to recharge your tablet or PC. It is also a good way to keep the memories intact in case anything happens with the online repository.
It is of no use to take a lot of pictures and videos only to find that you can’t get to them a few years after the wedding. With these tips, you can keep your wedding memories alive several years into your marriage.