Planning a wedding is no easy feat and to make matters worse, the day itself seems to fly by in a whirlwind that the bride and groom can only remember when looking through their photos. While this seems like a deterrent to even want to plan a wedding, it is important to understand that there are ways to make the “I do’s” more memorable than pictures ever could, right down to the smells.
Buy a New Perfume or Cologne
Psychology has proven that smells trigger memories because of the connection of the olfactory bulb and limbic system of the brain, one of which processes smells and the other that is the emotion control center of the brain. What better way to memorialize your wedding than with a new perfume or cologne? Each time you wear the scent, you will be transported back to that special day.
Ditch the Pen and Paper and Opt for a New Guestbook
A common wedding tradition is for guests to sign a book before entering the reception. This allows the couple to look back and remember who attended their event, but it’s anything except special. Rather than putting out a book for guests to sign, why not consider something particular to the bride and groom? If you’re a couple who loves music, have a guest sign a guitar, for example.
Wedding Favors: Use Is It or Lose It
Though for the guests as a “thanks for coming,” favors should depict the personality of the bride and groom and be functional. If you are a couple who loves going to the movies, consider popcorn favors. Jazz them up with some spices, like cayenne, to differentiate it from any old snack and it will be special to make when you are feeling nostalgic.
There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Cake
In most aspects of a wedding, the groom stays silent in fear that he will upset his bride, a fact that forces him to go without on his day, too. To avoid this and make your wedding unforgettable, consider a groom’s cake that highlights his interests. Avid hunter? Consider a buck!
Glitz and glamour is great, but only if you’re into that sort of thing. When decorating for a wedding, people splurge to impress the guests and not themselves. Plan your decor around personal interests, like favorite songs or movies. You’ll remember minor details better if they correlate to who you are as a person.