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A wedding is a momentous event that happens once in a lifetime. Walking down the aisle to the love of your life and exchanging heartfelt vows, you will feel all sorts of emotions that can never be replicated. It is a grand day for creating memories.
But while your mind and heart can remember the precious day when you became a couple, time can do its part and make the vivid memories wane as years pass by. Why not preserve your big day through these keepsakes?
Your Wedding Day Attire
As far as wedding memories go, what you wear is a vision that will stay in
many people’s memories. Storing and your attire it can take a lot of effort but it is certainly worth it when one day as a parent you can give that to your child as a memento of a special day that bound their parents together.
Bride and bridesmaids' bouquets
Your Wedding Flowers
The flowers in your wedding bouquet or boutonniere can eventually dry out, but the memory of wearing it won’t. Make it last even longer by pressing and framing them. This is such a good idea if you want to create a keepsake out of your flowers.
Spreading the flowers on a parchment paper, putting them inside a heavy book, and leaving them there for ten days can do the trick. When it is dry and pressed, you can the proceed in putting them on a frame and display it in your home. How cool is that?!
Your Wedding Cake
It is part of tradition—saving a piece of your wedding cake for your first anniversary. The trick into making it last a year is through letting the cake chill for a few hours in the fridge before properly wrapping it with a plastic wrap to ensure the air will not get in. You can then place it in a freezer box.
Your Wine Bottle
Wine is a common fixture in weddings and since it ages well, you might consider choosing one that you can store and preserve. You can make it even more interesting by asking your good friends and family to sign the bottle or let your creative juices flow by adding personalized etchings.
Your Wedding Photos
Photos are a form of preservation itself. A snap of your first dance can make the sweet memory last forever. Once your images are ready consider displaying them in your home vs allowing them only to exist in an online/digital capacity.
You can also take it into another level by redressing the photographs into a product like the groomsmen caricatures from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts. This idea can give your photos a twist, serving as the perfect gifts for your family and friends who will be thrilled to see their photos turned to a fun piece.
A Time Capsule
At your reception, ask your guests to fill up a questionnaire or leave predictions in a keepsake box. You can then add souvenirs, letters, and photos that you will seal on your wedding night. Make a promise to open it on an important milestone in your married life, like your 10th wedding anniversary.

These ideas are gathered to help you turn your wedding memorabilia into lasting keepsakes. You can always look back on your big day with a smile, but the memories will come more vividly with the help of wedding mementos that you will cherish for many years to come. Who knows, you might even pass it down to your children and grandchildren one day!

Do you have any fun or unique ideas? Feel free to comment below! 

Preserving Your Big Day

January 24, 2019