Your wedding is without a doubt one of – if not the – most amazing day of your life. So after the party is over and guests start to leave your venue, the rest of your lives together will lie ahead. Your honeymoon marks the path for a happy marriage and the keepsakes from your special day can help you reminisce many moons after.
So here are 5 fantastic tips to help make those memories last forever. Read on for some great DIY tips on how to cherish the finest moments from your wedding.
The Wedding Mix Tape
This is a perfect keepsake. It can also be a great gift to send out to all of your guests as a special “thank you”. Instead of sending out a photo or thank you card from the wedding, gift your wedding guests with a unique and wonderful wedding soundtrack; something that can be treasured and enjoyed for years on end. Keep a copy for yourself and play it to relive the romance of your wedding day.
Preserve Your Wedding Flowers
Wedding flowers are a beautiful reminder of your special day. But as beautiful as they are, they don’t last forever. And as any bride will tell you, fresh flowers don’t come cheap so make the most of your floral decorations by preserving them forever. There are many ways of doing this including flower-pressing (can be done at home) or freeze-drying (available with some florists). Find out more about preserving flowers over on the Safestore Blog.
A Wedding Scrapbook
There are so many things that can go in your wedding scrap book. Photos are wonderful of course but there are other keepsakes that will be surprisingly nostalgic when you look back on them years later. You can take anything from the wedding breakfast menu and place cards to the confetti thrown by guests. Keep a copy of everything including ‘save the date’ cards and invitations and you can create a chronological scrapbook of amazing memories.
Preserve the Top Tier of Your Wedding Cake
This is an old tradition which modern day couples don’t always do these days – and it’s certainly not an essential ritual, especially with so many people opting for contemporary cakes rather than 3 tier cakes. But if you have a 3 tier cake, make sure you learn to preserve the top tier properly so you can enjoy it on your first anniversary, or even the christening day of your first born. Learn how to preserve wedding cake on Bridal Guide.
Create a Custom Gown with Bodice
Buy or design a wedding gown with a separate top / bodice and you can have a nice corset top to wear with trousers or jeans. This can be the perfect wardrobe piece to wear on your wedding anniversary date night. And of course, it will give you better cost per wedding on your wedding dress.