Looking for a lifetime guarantee on memories

Looking for a lifetime guarantee on memories

A few days before our recent wedding, my now-husband and I sat with a dear friend, a newly Internet-ordained minister, to nail down a few details.

"The most beautiful thing," he told us, "is that, of everyone there, your kids will have the longest memories of the day."

Decades after the adults have passed on, our three kids (4, 8 and 12) can sift through the pictures and regale their friends with bits of nostalgia from the night we became, officially and forever, a family.

I spent about three minutes loving this notion and the next two weeks obsessed with making it reality.

I once read a piece that compared childhood memories to tiny...