Let's see.... here's what I remeber most. (By the way, I think this is a great question for brides to be because they can use all the info. to help them with the Do's and Dont's.
*My limo driver was late getting to my parents' house. It wasn't terribly late, but I wanted to be in the chuch before my guest arrived.
*The videographer approached me right before I was about to go down the isle and asked me if I had any words for my soon to be husband. He asked my soon to be husband about me as well.
I like having this on our wedding video. Even though I wasn't talking directly to my husband, it relaxed me a bit (especially since I was upset over the limo arriving late) to look into the camera and talk to my hubby.
*We signed our marriage certificate in the church and had that recorded and photos were taken with our pastor. I will remember how it meant so much to be married by someone (my pastor) that I really liked and knew well. He relocated a short time later on to a church in Florida. I liked that we memorized our vows. To me..... that is much more meaningful than listening to a pastor/priest say part of the vow and then the bride repeats it. Then he says a little more and the bride repeats it We did not create any fancy vows, but the idea of having the vows come from the bride/groom first and not the pastor seemed a bit more special.
*My parents could not afford paying for the wedding. However, she ordered all the flowers and they were gorgeous! She had every other pew decorated with a center piece. (Don't decorate every pew because that would look too busy.) It was so pretty walking down the isle. I will remember how she was so excited about planning the wedding. ( I am her only girl) Oh... and my mom asked to have the flowers removed after the ceremony and have them redelivered to the reception hall to be used as floral arrangements on the guest tables. My mom is picky when it comes to flowere arrangements and she was very pleased with the results.
*We had a gorgeous September wedding. The day was perfect. Not too hot-not too cold.
We took outside pictures at a place in Rosemont near Higgins. The video and photos look great at this location. I think you have to get permission to take wedding groups there. There is a waterfall, bridge, pretty flowers, etc.. for making great photos.
*Have names and even a photo perhaps of the people you definitely want recorded on your movie camera and in still pictures. Case in point, a dear first cousin of mine passed away unexpectly 5 years after my wedding. (He was 34 yrs. old) Anyway... I thought how nice it would have been to see him in my video. Well, I did have 275 people and I also did not provide a list of people to video tape. Yeah... the 275 was not my idea! But my husband's family invites every distant family member at weddings!
*The bubbles that the guests were blowing at me and my husband captured beautifl pictures.
*That the moms lite the unity candles.
*That my husband and I walked over to my parents and kissed and hugged them during the ceremony and then we walked over to the pew where his parents were and did the same thing.
*I liked that the sermon was meaningful and that my pastor used some analogies to compare a marriage that repects and listens to each other.
*We got my 2 and a half year old niece to go down the isle. My mom showed her a "bride doll" to motivate her to walk down the isle. The ring boy was so late that the wedding went on without him.
*That no matter how hard you think you will remember your wedding, you cannot simply recapture it all in your head years later. So with that said, make sure to video tape it. It is so much fun to watch a couple times of year together and laugh at parts, Watching it helps me relive the day and feel good about being married to my hubby of almost 11 yrs.
Well... I guess this is a lot of info. I hope it will help in some way. Have fun, Pam.