A wedding is a special event in every couple’s life. Every couple aspires to host a wedding that could be remembered for a long time to come. Everything about wedding is special. Each moment is a wedding is special, meaningful, and hold an important significance.
A wedding not just symbolizes the union of two souls, but it is the very reason to celebrate your love with your family, friends, and wedding guests who will be there to be part of your Big Day. Every couple wants to make their wedding ceremony a memorable one, an event that they along with their guests will always remember.
More often than not, weddings have nearly similar elements such as flowers, food, cocktails, lighting, etc. But it is absolutely up to you how to add flavor to your wedding that will make it the most memorable for all. Your wedding day is one of the most special days in life and undeniably it should be special by all means! There are so many ways you can make your wedding memories last forever. Here in this blog I am sharing 15 best tips to make your wedding memories last forever. Keep reading…
1. Hire a wedding planner
To make your wedding really memorable, hire a wedding planner. Yeah, it will cost you, but believe you me you won’t ever regret your decision of hiring a professional. Wedding planners are professionals and they know the industry inside out. A professional can create a wedding for you that you have always been dreaming. They are skilled, trained, and experienced to give you more than what you desire at your wedding. You’ll really be surprised to see the amazing outcomes at your wedding. Also, the pain of arranging and organizing everything at your wedding will also be shared by them. And you’ll only focus on looking your best at your wedding, if you have a wedding planner.
2. Add fun elements
As I said earlier, most weddings have same elements such as food, wine, décor etc. But to make your wedding memorable event for all, add some fun element to it and see how your wedding becomes the talk of the town. And the best thing is that today everything is possible, there are lot many wedding games that you can rent and have them at your wedding. You can have anything from giant jenga to giant checkers for your wedding. Having games at wedding will help your guests enjoy their fullest and they will never stop talking about all the fun they had at your wedding.
3. Have photo booth
Yeah, definitely you will have lots of photos of your wedding as you already have hired a photographer, but believe you me pictures from a photo booth are unique and special. Also, having a photo booth at your wedding will keep your guests busy as they will have a wonderful time playing with photo props and making funny faces in a photo booth.
Also, make sure you arrange for double-sided wedding themed cards with messages and fun props for your wedding guests, like “Team Groom”, “Married”, “Censored”, “Party Animal”, “Mr.”, “Mrs.” so on and so forth. It will encourage your guests to have fun and allow you have some funny memories of your wedding to look back.
4. Wedding décor
One of the most important aspects of your wedding is your wedding décor. Wedding décor will be the first thing that your guests will witness after arriving at the venue. Make sure you add elements that give a personal touch to your wedding unlike regular weddings. It is imperative to choose a theme or décor that becomes a center of attraction and visually impactful rather than just a room full of lavish flowers arranged. There are so many things you can do to make your venue look amazing and impactful, like DIY menus, use attractive centerpieces, DIY guest book, Colorful Candle Holder & Vases, etc.
5. DIY your bar
For making your celebration more enchanting you can create your own bar. All your guests would want to relax and enjoy your wedding ceremony completely. And the best you can do to help your guests enjoy completely is – organize a cocktail happy hour for them. DIY cocktail in a wedding reception gives your guests an opportunity to hang out with free drinks and enjoy as much as they want. Your guests would be able to create their own personal cocktails, and they will surely never forget your big day where they literally enjoyed to their fullest.
Also, you can arrange for signature cocktails. Serving one or two delicious customized drinks will add to the uniqueness of the whole wedding. It’ll make your reception feel so personal and memorable. Make sure you select drinks that are palatable for a wide array of people.
6. Hire a professional videographer
Today, many couples skip videography in their weddings. Reason for skipping wedding videographer could be any, from a budget constraint to not finding a videography of their wedding a necessity. Well, whatever the reason is. Research shows that couples regret their decision of not having a wedding videographer after the wedding is over.
Having a videographer on your wedding simply means to have a full coverage of your wedding. Videography of your wedding gives you an opportunity to relive those special moments even after your wedding is over via those video tapes or cassettes. And why not, after all, this is a once in a lifetime event which you would want to remember for the rest of your life. Whether you’re getting a teaser reel, the whole shebang, or the highlights footage, having those moments captured professionally is crucial.
7. Hire a professional wedding photographer
Photography is an integral part of wedding, as everyone wants to have memories for their life and photographs are the medium to have those memories for a lifetime. Initially wedding photography was very simple as there were not too many options, every wedding photographer back then knew that what all he needs like pictures of bride and groom in different poses that too standard, the wedding party, food, guests, close relatives and that’s all.
Today, with the advent of new styles in photography, it’s just not limited to those standard poses and photos, in fact, there is much more to photography now. Today, a wedding photographer can document your special day in a myriad of ways that you will cherish all your life. Wedding photographs are not just any ordinary photographs but the memories, memories of your big day that keeps reminding you the momentous of those moments you lived that day.
8. Have decorative wedding accessories
A wedding is incomplete without decorative accessories. At your wedding, you can select accessories that allow you to save memories of your wedding day. For instance, you can have advice coasters on the reception tables for your guests, so that they can fill out with wedding wishes along with some loving notes and advice for you. Or you can choose to have a vintage map or re-purposed wine bottles in place of traditional guest book. Actually the idea is to have a record of your wedding guests and their special notes to you forever in a unique and special way.
9. Wedding favors
There are myriads of options to choose from for your wedding favors. But giving something that will remind them of your amazing wedding even after ages will be a perfect gift for your wedding guests. You can always choose to give your guests something that they will cherish and can use it as a keepsake of your big day. Though you can give them homemade items like cookies, brownies, candles, etc. Or, you can even give your guests a nice live plant or jewelry piece or exotic wine bottles. These are basically less fussy favor options that almost everyone will adore. The idea is to give something that your guests won’t leave on the table and convey that they really mean to you and you admire their presence on your special day.
10. Wedding food
When it comes to the food items, there are a few options you can choose from. You can keep your menu limited but make sure the items you add are all great. Remember that most of your guests will come for the sumptuous meal only. If you are hosting your wedding in some other land, then adding the local delicacies of the place will add to your wedding. Besides, serving good food at your wedding will make it memorable forever, as your foodie guests will talk about the sumptuous food served at your wedding for many years to come.
11. Create events
Usually, in a wedding family and friends extend their blessings, love and well wishes to the couple, eat food, drink wine and bid adieu. However, creating something special and extraordinary for your wedding will make the whole thing memorable and fun for all. There are so many ways you can create a wonderful wedding, for instance you can have live performances such as live bands, or stand-up comic acts, or attractive stunts by professionals etc. Besides, you can ask your girl party to prepare for a nice group dance or music performance, or ask your guests to share exciting anecdotes with regards to their own wedding or others’. Or you can organize a dance or music competition amongst wedding guests that are present in the wedding.
12. Chuck the rules and have your own style
If you don’t want to toss the bouquet or the garter, or you don’t not to wait until the ceremony for their first look. Then don’t do! If you can’t partake any of the traditions, don’t do it! It’s your wedding; and you can skip what you want to, you don’t need to go by all the rules. The idea is to make your wedding memorable and enjoyable that you can do even without following some traditions.
13. Make an unforgettable exit
Everyone wants to enjoy your wedding night to the fullest, nobody wants it to end, but we all know that it has to, so make sure you go out on a high note. Make your exit an unforgettable one. Plan for a fun and festive farewell, such as; you can arrange for a firework show, or sparkler exit, or even a confetti send-off! Your wedding guests will love it. Also, it will make for some gorgeous photos of your wedding that you will cherish all your life.
14. Preserve your wedding memories at home
Once your wedding is over, you’ll definitely miss the big day of your life. But to have long lasting memories of your big day, you can have them displayed at your home as a reminder of your special day. Also, they make for a great decorations in a home where you two will begin your journey from. There are so many options from framing life-size wedding pictures to creating a beautiful picture collage and creating a coffee table picture book of photos from the special day.
15. Have a photo book
A wedding photo book holds a special place in any couple’s life. Just like a wedding is an important event of their lives, the same way the wedding photo book is the most indispensable collection of memories of the big day. After all the days spent in preparing for the big day, after exchanging rings, after tying the knots, after saying the wedding wows, after enjoying the reception, what is left behind for the lifetime is The Wedding Album! Once your wedding is over, your wedding photo book is the biggest keepsake from the biggest day of your life that you and your generations to come will cherish forever. You can always flip through it every once in a while whenever you will feel nostalgic and even your guests will love to look at it when they pay a visit.
To pan out…
I hope these ideas mentioned above help you host an unforgettable wedding. To make your event a wonderful one, make sure you do a lot of research and take your time in planning and organizing every aspect of your wedding ceremony and reception party. This is the biggest day of your life, leave no stone unturned to make it special and unforgettable. Live it and enjoy it to the fullest!!
Thanks for reading!!