Photo: Larissa Cleveland
Everyone says it'll go by so fast, and they all remind to be present and soak in every single moment. No matter how "present" you are on your wedding day though, the details are sure to fade as time does. That is, unless you do something to counteract that natural memory loss. From putting pen to paper to hiring a professional videographer, here are three ways to hang onto the memories forever.
Pen a post-wedding letter to your hubby
One of the best ways to remember your wedding is to write down exactly what happened and how you felt about it soon after it occurs. Shoot for the day following your nuptials, or pour your heart out on paper on the plane ride to the honeymoon; the sooner, the better. Convince your fiancé to recap his favorite memories and feelings in a love letter addressed to you too. Then keep them a secret until your first wedding anniversary, when you finally exchange notes.
Hire a videographer
Did you know that in addition to the wedding trailer (the video most newlyweds post on Facebook), you'll also get the extended version of your big day, featuring the full ceremony, speeches, your first dance and other major moments you won't want to forget? Simply pop in the DVD any time you need a quick refresher, and the memories will come flooding right back.
Keep some wedding décor to display in your home
Like music, certain items have the ability to transport us to a specific moment in time. There are memories attached to them. So why not purchase a special cake stand you can save and use when you entertain or champagne glasses to make your first toast as a married couple with and many more to come at home?