I have no doubt that the experience of your wedding will be as incredible as you are imagining. And when it happens, there will be many memorable wedding moments from your special day that will be etched in your brain. Of course, some of the love and laughter you are imaging will be captured by your photographer, providing you multiple images you can relive for many years in the future. However, there will be quite a few memorable moments during your wedding day that you will not experience, since unfortunately you can only be in one place at a time. In addition, as others have told you, or will tell you, your wedding day will fly by and there will be so many once-in-a-lifetime moments happening in such a short period of time.
In our years of experience celebrating awesome couples like you, we found that although a small percentage of couples do a pretty good job of collecting and saving their meaningful wedding memories, most couples do not. It is the reason we created the love + laughter + community digital wedding time capsule (a new and unique way to collect and save special wedding memories long term). Personally, the issue is not really a quantity thing. It is quality thing – it is ways to make sure that not only can you more easily collect your wedding memories, which leads to more memories, but the memories that you do collect and save are the more genuine ones. The ones you will definitely want to relive in the years to come. Memories of your big day captured in a more personal way. Memories of your friends and family, taken and then provided to you by those same friends and family.
It is making sure you that instead of just more wedding memories to relive, you have more genuine and meaningful wedding memories to relive. So, how do you guarantee a better wedding memory experience? Well, it does require a little extra work with the amount dependent on how much you want to DIY. Of course, we recommend getting a digital wedding time capsule (only $85 and will definitely reduce the amount of work). But, even if you don’t, you need to at least do the following two things.
1) Have a wedding memory plan – you want to take some time now, before your wedding, to think about what wedding memories will be important to you. There will be the more obvious ones, coming down the aisle, first dance, etc. Yet, there will some, that you will want to make sure are captured. Your parents dancing, your grandma’s reaction to when the officiant announces you married, personal messages from your friends, a love letter from your spouse, and so much more. Once you have come up with the which wedding memories you want to save, you can figure out the how and who of collecting them. This leads perfectly into the second thing you need to do.
2) Involve your community – I know, you want your friends and family, your community, to have fun and just enjoy your wedding. But trust me when I say, they want and really enjoy helping in this way. Your community is there to celebrate this joyous occasion with you. And as we all know, that means they will take plenty of pictures and videos during your wedding. And although they are not professionals, and some of what your community captures will be out of focus or not that interesting, they will also capture many beautiful and personal wedding moments. And, of course they will be more than happy to share what they capture with you.
If you do the above, you are guaranteeing yourself more, and more genuine, wedding memories to relive in the future. And, if you want an easier way to do it, a way that makes the experience of reliving your wedding memories even better, check out a love + laughter + community digital wedding time capsule.