If you talk to brides and grooms who are now married, they’ll all tell you the same thing: Your wedding day goes by in a blur. This is why preserving all of your wedding memories is so important. Here are a few ways to ensure that every moment will be captured:

Capturing memories

Instagram
The use of Instagram is a huge trend at weddings today because it gives your guests the ability to play photographer. Give everyone a hashtag to attach to their photos, and all the images will go into one album that you can look through after the big day. Your guests may even capture moments that your photographer missed!

Videographer
Some brides aren’t sure whether or not to splurge on a videographer, but nothing beats live video footage when looking back on your big day. You’ll be able to show your future children and grandchildren exactly what your wedding day was like. Plus, there are so many moments during your nuptials that you’ll miss because you can’t be everywhere at once. But having a wedding video gives you the ability to see everything that happened while you were busy cutting the cake or dancing with your new spouse!

Photo booth
Photo booths have been and still are a major trend in the wedding industry. This is a fun way for your guests to not only make memories, but also have some fun with friends and silly props.

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Preserving memories

Scrapbook
If you’re the creative type, you may want to create a scrapbook of your own to remember your big day. Include everything from the save the dates and wedding invitations to the wedding programs, table numbers and confetti from your grand entrance.

Bouquet
There are so many ways to preserve your bouquet to remember the exact moment you walked down the aisle. You can have some of the petals dried and pressed into your wedding scrapbook or you could save the three-dimensional shape of your flowers by putting them inside a sealed glass shadow box and keeping it in your home.

Wedding dress
If you’re not going with the trash-the-dress option, there are a few ways you can keep your wedding gown looking as good as new. Bring your dress to a professional preservationist who will clean it and store it in an archival box so that you can keep it as an heirloom for future family members.

How are you planning on capturing and preserving your own wedding memories? Share your thoughts with us!

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