Having people you love around you on your big day is a true blessing and a wish come true. A wedding brings together people from far and wide, and you want to document every moment and look back on the amazing memories in years to come.
It’s easy for documenting details such as photography to be overlooked by trying on wedding dresses, visiting venues, and choosing a caterer for your guests. Prioritizing documenting your day in your wedding planning is important, and there are unique ways to document your big day.
1. Hire a Photographer/Videographer
Hiring a photographer will enable you to relive your special day, from exciting morning preparations to evening toasts. Moments go fast, and photography captures moments that tell a beautiful story of your wedding.
Wedding photography is an art in itself, and hiring a professional wedding photographer will make sure you receive high-quality images in the style you prefer. A professional photographer will see things you cannot see and can easily turn simplest moments into great memories.
Wedding videography, on the other hand, gives you a chance to experience emotions on your big day even in the years to come. A wedding videographer will capture moments you would have missed while being caught up with ensuring everything runs smoothly. A videographer will also allow you to experience your wedding from the guest’s perspective and can be a perfect opportunity to capture messages from guests.
2. Have Guests Sign In
A guest book helps you document guests who were present and their warm wishes as they join in the celebration of your big day. Often placed next to a gift or card table, guest books are a great way to remember your wedding, and you can decide to go creative while making one.
You can customize your guest book depending on the theme of your wedding. For example, your guests sign on a surfboard if you plan to wed along the beach. With limitless options for customizing guest books, you can offer a unique experience to capture the memories.
3. Photo Booth
In this age of selfies, Instagram and Facebook, you can always expect guests to take fun photos on your wedding day. Incorporating a photo booth into your wedding serves as great entertainment to your guests. They make great memories and serve as an icebreaker.
To make photo booths more exciting, you can opt to add your homemade fun props and encourage your guests to go goofy as much as they like. Encourage your guests to share their second copy of photos taken by easily attaching them next to their best wish message in the guest book.
4. Use a Hashtag
Coming up with a hashtag for your wedding will help you keep track of the photos taken and shared on social media by your guests and bridal team. A hashtag connects people as they can follow the conversation, react to social media posts and get to know more about each other.
You’ll agree to the fact that the best and candid photos are captured on smartphones, and having a hashtag ensures you create a 360° view of your wedding day. Make sure that you inform your guests about the hashtag in good time and encourage them to start using them even before the wedding day.
If you wish to come up with a wedding website, make sure that you include the hashtag and have a short section where you’ll explain how it works. The same applies to your social media pages. When people see the hashtag firsthand on your profile, they’ll be encouraged to tap in.
5. Prepare Keepsake Boxes
The extravagant nature of weddings might make it difficult for you to capture every moment through photography. It’s not only photos and videos that support your memories. Keepsake boxes come in handy in collecting plenty of wedding mementos.
Keepsake boxes allow you to keep everything in one place, including your wedding dress, a piece of jewelry you wore on your wedding day, champagne bottle cork, and your wedding cake topper. Some couples even freeze a slice of the cake to have on their anniversary. These momentos add up to beautiful memories of your wonderful day.
Reminisce on a Beautiful Memory
Your wedding is a big deal and something you will reminisce on for years to come. It’s natural that you would wish to preserve memories of this day and hire individuals to make this easier. In days to come, you’ll enjoy looking back and reminiscing about your big day from all angles.