Weddings truly are a special day for all involved from start to finish. There are so much careful planning and many loving exchanges that go on behind the scenes, and the result is a perfect day that bonds all attendees together. If you are hoping to incorporate or create some special wedding keepsakes, you will want to take the time to plan this delicate task so that you don’t rush what will be a significant gesture. Let’s spark some inspiration and round off those key considerations when creating cherished memories that are immortalized in your wedding keepsakes.
Photography is the most obvious and easy way to create lasting wedding keepsakes, with a wedding photobooth adding a classic and enjoyable touch to a wedding of any style. You should also take the time to get to know your photographer so that they are aware of what sort of imagery you are hoping to create. Photographers will be all too pleased to learn that your photography is intended to be a keepsake that lasts many generations. You can also include a photo book into your wedding photography package, as they are beautifully designed and can feature things like your wedding dress fabric, vows and even the speeches delivered on the day.
Something old, new, borrowed and blue
The tradition of‘ ‘something old, new, borrowed and blue’ is one that continues to live on in the modern era, with bridal parties thinking of creative ways to impart cherished wedding keepsakes. If possible, it’s a great idea to use some of the items that your mother or groom’s mother used on their special day. Many savvy brides will blend a couple of these concepts, finding a piece of jewelry to wear that is both old and blue for example. You should also think about what you can preserve for your children or loved ones in the future so that they can bring a piece of you to the festivities on their wedding day. See if you can turn your wedding bouquet into potpourri, as this small bag can be tied to a fresh bouquet in the future so you immortalize these florals.
If you have decided that selling your dress is not something you can do, then you have a great opportunity to turn your dress into a beautiful keepsake. Perhaps you wish to keep it immaculately preserved so that your future children can wear it on their day, or you can even frame your wedding dress and hang it in a prominent place in your home. This is a growing trend with brides all over the world, also choosing to frame their veils and bouquets. If you feel like this might be too obtrusive to your home design, you could look at framing your groom’s buttonhole instead.
Wedding books and cards
Wedding books and cards are more than just a formality. They capture the special sentiments of your dear guests, and never lose their magic over the years. There are many wedding books that playfully prompt your guests to answer questions about the bride and groom, including summarising your relationship in a few words and who is the real boss in the household. Nominate someone to sign the wedding book so that you have lots of entries to reflect on the next morning and forever after.
In all the planning and prioritizing, there is little thought to what will become a cherished keepsake from your wedding day. If we stop and think about it, there are so many things that can be honored and remembered for years to come, so put the planning into place so you can order the frames and necessary items to make this so ahead of your day.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.