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Love notes & keeping a journal

There are a variety of ways you can write about your love for your partner in the lead up to your wedding. Not only do they provide you with a means to express beautiful sentiments to one another but they can remind you of the experiences you’ve shared and the emotions you felt at the time.

They also allow you, when you know someone intimately, to keep a record of your feelings which can be read and re-read over and over rather than just having your experiences committed to memory.

 

♥  Love Notes

These can be written on little cards, or anything really, and one suggestion, if you and your partner have sufficient time between your engagement and your wedding day, is that you write one sentiment per day for a year, collect each one and then hand them to your partner after your wedding (perhaps in a beautiful wooden box that could be used later for jewellery) to be read at their leisure as often as they like.

Or, you could each write one beautiful letter to each other and, on the day of your wedding, have it delivered to your partner, before your marriage, to remind them of the amazing love you share as you are about to make one of the biggest commitments of your life.

An alternative is to write a love letter to your partner and include it in a Wine Box Ceremony as part of your wedding. The Wine Box Ceremony (sometimes known as the Anniversary Box Ceremony) involves a wooden box large enough to hold a bottle of wine (or it could be something like champagne) and two glasses. To the box, the couple each add a love letter that they have written, independently of each other, explaining their feelings on the eve of their marriage.

On their wedding day, the celebrant explains the ritual and significance before the couple seal the box by taking turns hammering in one nail at a time.

The idea behind this ritual is that if things ever get too hard and the couple question their love for each other, they will open the box, drink the wine and read, for the first time, the letters they wrote to each other, reminding them of how much their love means and to never walk away from it.

Hopefully, there will never be a reason to have to open the box, in which case it can be shared on a special wedding anniversary.

 

♥  Journal

Keeping a journal allows you to write as much or as little, as often as you like, about your relationship, your feelings, your experiences and your hopes for the future. The details you write in your journal can be something you write for yourself or you may choose to share them with your partner. Re-reading the entries will definitely bring the memories flowing back and remind you of the love you both share.

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