Why are you spending all these hours on DIY wedding details if you aren’t doing anything to remember it? I remember spending hours and hours creating our favors, invitations, all of it. We got pretty goofy by the end of the night. Sure, I have a few favors left, a copy of our invitation somewhere, but the memory of the fun with friends is waning.
In fact, I made the crazy decision to make my own wedding cake. Believe me, that will be the topic of another blog post. But here’s the truly dumb part – I didn’t get behind-the-scenes video of any of it! Two days before the wedding, as one of my bridesmaids and I struggled to remain sane while decorating a behemoth cake for 250 people, we accidentally dropped some of it on the floor. With a little alcohol enhancement a food fight may or may not have ensued. Someone tell me that wouldn’t have been AWESOME on video???? As a matter of fact, I didn’t even remember it until a few weeks ago!
These moments with your family and friends are part of the wedding planning. These moments are part of their gift to you. While you may keep a souvenir from the wedding in the form a chalkboard sign, it’s those minutes of laughter that are the real treasure.
Here’s where it would be fun to use the WeddingMix app. Capture some of these preparations. These are close times with family and friends that you may not always remember. Here’s a little inspiration from bride Ellen. She did soooo much gorgeous DIY that she was featured on Style Me Pretty. I especially like the little bits of preparation she captured on her video. They literally had to rent out a huge moving truck to bring all her DIY projects to the venue!