Jumat, 21 September 2012

Writing a Pre-Wedding Journal

The love of your life just asked you to marry him. Excitement rushes through you as you say yes. He slips the ring on your finger and the two of you begin planning your special day. You'll want to remember this time for the rest of your life.

But you know that memories fade over time. How do you keep your memories alive, for yourself and your children? Why not write a pre-wedding journal?

Many people keep journals to remember what happened in their lives. There is something quite natural about wanting to remember your wedding time. So, how do you go about doing this?

First thing you'll need is a journal. You can go several ways when it comes to the type of journal.

If you are looking for a journal where you can rearrange your pages or add ones in later, a nice ringed binder would be a good choice. You can find these at most office supply stores, as well as discount stores. They come in many sizes and cover colors, and can have three, six or even 7 rings.

If you'd rather have a book-like journal you can find these in most office supply stores, discount stores, and bookstores. They come in a wide variety of different sizes, with colored covers and inside papers.

Which ever style of journal you decide to buy, pick one that matches your personality. Be sure you like one you picked, because if you like your journal you'll be more likely to use it.

Now you're probably wondering what you should write about in your journal. It depends on what kind of journal you want to have. Do you want a keepsake to hand down to your children? Or something to share with your husband-to-be after your wedding?

What are some of the things you can write about in your journal? Here are some things you can include in your memories.

1. Try picking an event each day to remember, something important or special that you want to remember. Talk about how the event make you feel, the people who were with you, and anything else you think will make the memory real.

2. Write about the special people in your life. Devote an entry to each person in your family and wedding party. Tell something fun about them, something special about them. Be sure to tell why they are part of your life.

3. Write about your husband-to-be. Describe what first attracted you to him. What kept you with him? Tell of your first date, and what you did. Give highlights of your time together before getting married.

4. Your future together is another great entry to make in your journal. Think about where you want to be in five, ten, or even twenty years. Be realistic, be fantastic, or be comical. It is your journal, so be yourself.

5. Write about your dreams, hopes and even fears. What do you wish for most of all? What is your biggest fear in life?

6. Don't forget to write about yourself. Talk about your likes and dislikes. Things you like to do to relax during the planning of your wedding. Is there something you'd like to change about yourself, then write about it.

You may be wondering if you should let other people leave entries in your journal. This one really depends on your personality and comfort level. If you don't have a problem with someone else writing in your journal, than go ahead. Journal writing isn't set in stone. There isn't only one way to do them. If you want to let your bridesmaids, parents, and future in-laws write entries, then let them.

But if you are uncomfortable with someone else having your journal, maybe using a ring binder or a piece of stationary paper you can glue in later would be a better choice. It's really up to you.

You can do a lot of things to make your pre-wedding journal your own. Photos, poems, articles, and quotes are just a few of the things you can glue into your journal to make it truly your own. Don't forget to place a copy of your invitation and wedding picture inside as well. Things that mean a lot to you are things you can use to make your journal a special keepsake for generations to come.

Keeping a pre-wedding journal will help you remember your special time for many years to come, and will be a treasured legacy to pass down to your children and grandchildren.