Take a look at the photo below. What does it say to you?
If you are like most brides, you got the disc of images form your wedding and you may have printed out a couple of photos for your walls and put the disc away. This is what I did as well. I printed out a whole three photos (watch out now) from out wedding, and the disc is put up in a safe place. I have been thinking a lot about this and would love for my brides to have something substantial to take away from their wedding. An album to put on the coffee table or to bring out in the years to come to show to grandchildren, gorgeous photos for your walls that friends can look at when they come over, personalized thank you cards to send out to your friends and family after the wedding. The discs of images are a way of ensuring the safety of your images. I have actually replaced a couple’s images from a house fire and ever since then I have recommended a fireproof safe or bank safety deposit box for storing those.
So I was sitting with my grandparent’s looking at their wedding photos watching their faces light up as they looked at them. Then I had an epiphany. What would my grandchildren be looking at? Most likely the technology we use to create CDs and DVDs will have changed completely so they may not even be viewable. Think on that….an entire generation could potentially not have any wedding photos. Just look at the 8 track, or even the cassette tapes. The extinction of cassettes has been in our lifetime. Will our wedding images go the same way?