A lot of dreaming, preparation, and expense goes into your wedding day. It’s a day you want to experience while it happens and remember for years to come. Yet, it’s common for couples to say that their wedding day was a blur. The planning takes so much time, and the day goes by so fast. It hardly seems fair. But creating unforgettable wedding moments throughout your big day makes it something to cherish at the moment, and for the lifetime you share after the day is done.
Make It Yours With
The best rule for creating unforgettable wedding moments is to make your day, your day. You are a unique couple. Before all your wedding details are set, talk with each other about what’s important to celebrate.
Reflect on your story as a couple:
- How did you meet?
- What’s important to you?
- How do you have fun together?
- How do you support each other?
- Why did you fall in love?
- How do you plan to share your life together?
Talking about these things with each other and bringing who you are as a couple into your wedding ceremony and reception will help you make truly unforgettable wedding moments for you and your guests.
What’s unforgettable is not the same for everyone. It can be sweet, romantic, traditional, silly, elegant, emotional. The only thing it needs to be though is yours.
Capture the Moment
Nothing triggers memories like a photo. Hire the best wedding photographer you can afford and one that will capture your unforgettable wedding moments in a way that expresses who you are.
Inspiration for Your Unforgettable Wedding Moments
Your wedding day is made up of different segments, and during each one, there’s a chance to create the moments you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Before the Ceremony – Catch the Anticipation
You have planned for this. The day is finally here. Time to look your best. Here are some wedding photo ideas to capture the prep phase of your day.
The bride spends a lot of time thinking of her wedding look (the dress, the shoes, the hair, the makeup, the nails). Don’t forget to photograph how it all comes together. But, don’t forget the groom either. He may not have his look planned down to his nails, but he is looking his finest.
It’s the people you share the day with that help make it memorable. Before the ceremony, capture the moments with the special people closest to you who make you who you are.
Just as your day is yours to make memorable, it’s also yours to make of superstitions what you will. Opting in or out about seeing the bride before the ceremony gives you different options for catching your anticipation.
If you throw this superstition out, you can get a photo of the moment the groom sees the bride for the first time. Maybe it’s the bride surprising the groom, or a shared look, or a quiet moment of loving reassurance.
If you hold to superstition, you can get a photo of your hands held behind a wall or pillar. It keeps the groom from seeing the bride but still shows a special shared moment. You could also exchange private letters and get a photo of when each of you reads what the other wrote.
The Ceremony – Grab the Feels
The cornerstone of your day has many moments to capture and savor.
Walking Down the Aisle
The bride walking down the aisle to meet the groom is more than tradition. It’s the start of your life as a married couple. Whether you saw each other before the ceremony or not, the emotional moment cannot be underestimated. Your guests may witness a groom crying and join in with him. And so too may the bride.
There are so many options to express your personality as a couple through flowers that it’s easy to make memorable choices. Color, texture, symbolism, and season all play a role in creating the perfect bouquet to give your ceremony a personal touch.
Your wedding vows are another spot for memorable moments. Vows you write for each other or ones you write that your fiancé hears for the first time during the ceremony are sure to bring tears of joy. Opting for funny wedding vows may have your guests laughing or crying or both. Choosing to say the traditional vows though is a choice that speaks to who you are as a couple too. It can be as memorable as any other option if they are right for you.
After the Ceremony – Show the Relief
This transition time from ceremony to celebration is one of the best times to live in the moment together. You have just become spouses. Relish a little together time by finding a quiet room, or riding from the ceremony to the reception venue alone, or plan to arrive at the reception before your guests and share in seeing the venue decked out just for you before the hullabaloo begins.
This is also a great time to capture a few moments with your wedding party. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen all had a role to play in the ceremony, and each one inevitably fretted a little about doing their role well. Everyone is a bit relieved to have the deed done. Cherish the relief with a little fun together! It’s not called a wedding party for anything.
The Reception – Capture the Fun
Elegant wedding cakes make unforgettable impressions, as do silly or colorful or artistic ones. Again, as long as this traditional wedding component shows the uniqueness of who you are as a couple, it becomes unforgettable.
Another way to add a personal, unexpected flare to this tradition is through creative wedding cake toppers. By using this simple detail to reflect your personality or an activity you are passionate about automatically makes it memorable.
Wedding speeches often become legendary. Will it be something funny about the bride or groom? Or something heartfelt about the way you met? Will it show all the special traits you have that make you perfect for each other?
The First Dance
First dance wedding songs are another place to express who you are and create a memorable moment to capture for a lifetime. Your first dance as a married couple is a time to share together. Even if all eyes are on you, don’t forget to keep your eyes on each other. And if you want to give it a romantic bent, think of having flower petals falling, or wow your guests by learning fancy moves, or keep it simple with a song that speaks to how you met or your future dreams together.
Have A Photobooth
Why have a photobooth at your wedding? Let’s count the ways. A photobooth is a reasonably inexpensive way to add something fun for your guests and create pictures for you to enjoy later. It’s a memorable party favor that your guests will delight in having and a way to see the fun at your wedding that you may not know occurred. You may see different groupings of people, or even some you never thought would have fun together, or maybe the moment another couple pairs up. This can all be captured in a photobooth. How memorable is that?!
Play Wedding Games
There are lots of ways to bring a unique sense of joy and fun to your wedding reception. One way to add a personal touch is with wedding games. Play a round of croquet or lawn bowling decked out in your fancy wedding attire. Or a game that shows how much you know about each other as a couple. It adds a fun space to show your guests who you are together.
It’s Your Day
Wedding days have a big ramp-up filled with planning, choosing, deliberating, and cost comparing. In the midst of all of that, it’s easy to forget that this is a celebration centered on two people making a commitment to each other. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that you don’t want to see fly by without experiencing it. In the end, the important thing is not only for your guests to have a memorable time celebrating your big day, but for you to enjoy celebrating all the unforgettable wedding moments with your guests and each other.