Considering the amount of planning, effort and expense that goes into the typical wedding, it is all over far too quickly. This is especially true when you are the centre of attention. When you think about it by the day after, most if not all the food has gone. The flowers are looking tatty and destined for the compost heap, and the guests have all gone home having had a thoroughly great time. The tables centres and all the decorations have been cleared away and those beautifully designed invitations are finally tossed in the bin or at best tucked away in a draw to be forgotten.
So what is left? Your memories and hopefully some beautiful photographs to keep those memories alive for the rest of your lives. If your photographer is doing his job you should at least have some formal photos of the guests but what about those details? A good photo of some of the details can bring those memories flooding back. If it’s an artistic shot then so much the better because you will want to look at it more.
You could consider framing an image and have it as a permanent reminder, as well as the great pictures of yourselves of course! If you intend to do that, talk to your photographer about post processing options such as black and white or even split toning. Cropping in tight and blurring the background or even darkening the surroundings so it has a spot lit feel all could add to the atmosphere.
Remember, details matter and if a lot of work went into them, tell your photographer so she/he can ensure they are not forgotten.