After your highly anticipated, “best day of your life” is over, the question you might be asking yourself is what do I have to remember my wedding day? Well, besides that new husband of yours, you have the wonderful memories, a lot of photos, a dress and perhaps some leftover favors. There are some traditional ways to remember your wedding, like preserving your bouquet or your dress. Here are a few other unique ways to preserve your special day!
#1: Live-Event Painter
While it might have a touch of old-fashioned artifact to it, the idea of having someone paint your wedding day (whether it’s the ceremony or the reception), a canvased painting is something that will last forever. The New York Times recently posted an article about Live-Event Painting and how it can be used to capture and remember any part of your wedding day.
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While this is typically a Jewish Tradition, a Ketubah (pronounced KA-TOOB-A) is a beautiful piece of art that encompasses the vows you are taking as husband and wife. They can be done in so many different formats to accommodate any style of wedding.
#3: Using Perfume
A dear friend of mine used this years ago and I have always remembered it. They say that smell is the sense that is most connected to your memory. Her and her husband selected a perfume and cologne to use just for their wedding than to use on anniversaries for the years to come. What a great way to remember your special day, not to mention a new perfume!
#4 Raindrops/Sand/Dirt Jar
Wherever you get married, there is bound to be some sort of element of nature nearby. It might be some dirt from outside the church or sand from the beach. If its a rainy day, have a bridesmaid or family member put out a jar to collect the raindrops for you to keep.
#5 Unique Guest Book
The traditional guest book has become a thing of the past. There are so many ways to collect the words of love and affirmation from your guests, whether it’s a mad lib, wishing tree, fingerprint, coffee table book from your city or a scrap book of photo booth pictures. You will cherish these for years to come!
What other ways do you have to remember the day of your wedding after its all said and done? We would love to hear your ideas!