The Recaps Will Go On!

I’m here to let you in on a little known fact about getting married. Your wedding day really will go by in the blink of an eye. I know I haven’t finished the wedding recaps, but I’ve had a good reason, and I don’t think I’m alone in this…at least, I hope I’m not alone.  

On my wedding day, I took everyone’s advice and I soaked it all in as much as possible. I stopped what I was doing ever-so-often and drank in the moment. I made eye contact with my groom throughout the day and took deep breaths to keep me calm, cool, and collected. I was determined to collect every single second from that day and lock away in my memory bank to remember forever.

But as I was working on my recaps, a not-so-funny-thing happened. I couldn’t remember our ceremony. Yes, I had the photos and I know we got married, but I couldn’t remember our vows or anything that was said during the ceremony. My mind failed me at the one time I needed it most. The fact that I couldn’t remember my own wedding made me feel horrible. I couldn’t finish writing about my wedding, because I didn’t remember it.

My cousin was our videographer, but as it happens with most family favors, our video got pushed aside for other important projects. I eagerly and not-so-patiently awaited the video so I could see and remember our day. 

Well, a little more than a year later, I’m happy to report that he finished our video and we now have several copies of the DVD! As we watched it, I laughed and cried (happy tears), and memories from the day came flooding back.

I have on piece of advice for any future bride reading this: hire, ask, or even beg someone to videotape your wedding. Your memory may be as sharp as a tack, but trust me when I say your wedding day will go by in an instant. Your video doesn’t need to be anything fancy, but just being able to see your wedding again later is simply amazing.

With that said, I’ll continue posting about our wedding as often as I can, but it may take some time since our life is beyond crazy right now. Thank you for your continued patience 🙂

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11 Comments

  1. I'm right there with you… I don't remember much of my wedding day. 🙁 Unfortunately, we couldn't fit recording it in the budget, but I'm ok with that. The big thing is that I have that feeling. I now know what it's like to be so happy that nothing else matters. When I think about that day it's like my own personal warm fuzzy 🙂

  2. I need to get my wedding tape turned into a DVD! During our first deployment, my husband was gone on our first anniversary. I remember sitting with a few of my girlfriends and watching it. It makes me grateful that I have it so that I can remember those feelings from that day.

  3. A friend videoed our wedding but the wind was so loud, you can only hear my big mouth. NOT A PEEP from my groom. Thankfully, he kept the vows he wrote. So we have his written and mine on tape, I guess that works? Haha

  4. I know this will sound weird, but since we got married in a Catholic ceremony (full mass), every time I go to another Catholic wedding, I remember everything! We didn't do a video, so I hope that this trend continues. Plus, Catholic masses are pretty formulaic, so there aren't a TON of details to remember from the ceremony anyway (except that we forgot to kiss at the end). Glad you got your video!

  5. I still don't remember our ceremony. We have a video, but the entire ceremony is just music because the church had strict rules on recording devices and other things (wtf?!). So, yeah, I shall forever be unaware of what I vowed to my husband. I'm pretty sure we're doin ok, though.

  6. I felt the same way – my nerves over the ceremony got in the way of really absorbing it. Thankfully my uncle filmed it, and we watched it the next day. I love having that video – it's priceless to me.

  7. Yea you're definitely not alone Jess! I don't remember any part of the dialogue in the ceremony. I can't wait to see that part of the video! It's hard to believe that you can't remember such an important part of the day. The fun part is, I remember watching yours, and I"m sure you remember watching mine. That's a good feeling.

  8. The hubby and I have almost been married 4 years now, so I totally understand forgetting a moment or two from the wedding day from time to time. But like you, we have a wonderful video to remind us of every fuzzy detail! We watch it every year on our anniversary… it never gets old. I can't wait to show the video to our future children one day. Technology is great, isn't it! 🙂

  9. I can't say that I really remember our ceremony either. We got a VHS but never received the DVD. Now we have a VHS that we can't watch. It was cute though…a few years ago I heard my own laugh coming from the other room. I walked in on The Hubble watching our video. It does go by crazy fast!

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