As a personal publishing consultant I love helping young engaged couples write their first story, their love story. A great way to make this story also be functional is to incorporate it into a Wedding Guest Sign In Book. All the couple has to do is gather a few photos such as: newborn photos, childhood, high school, dating years, and proposal photos. Then add a few words telling a little about themselves and the story of their dating and proposal.
Next combine these images and text with lined pages for the guests to sign in or unlined pages for guests to write more personal messages. These pages can also have engagement photos and favorite quotes to create a beautiful hard bound library stitched book that will tell their story making their Guest Book a priceless keepsake. The couple has created their first book that will be something their future children will love reading. This is their first book of heritage for their children.
If you would like information about creating a unique Wedding Guest Sign In book contact me at www.SharingYourStories.com and click on the "Contact Me" link.
A new couple not only will be bringing their two separate lives into one love story, but will be combining two households into one. I recently asked organizer, Miriam Bogard for some tips to help this process be a smoother one. This is what she had to say:
Top 5 Tips Under One Roof
As newly engaged couples tie the knot and dream of a life together, it can be blissful but also somewhat stressful. Bringing together belongings from two individuals to create a unique style for your newly established home can be a challenge and a somewhat sensitive subject at times with the one that you love. Take a look at these TOP 5 tips that can help ease the transition and bring simple solutions to the organization and consolidation of two lives into one.
#1- As each of you are packing up, segregate items into three categories, things to keep out , things to pack away, and things to throw away. Things to keep can be items to make a new home unique; like pictures, gifts, and sentimental items. Items you want to pack away would be memories from your childhood and the past. Sort through everything and throw away whatever you can part with.
#2-Label each box as to where it goes and what is in it on at least two sides. This will help with the moving process and unpacking.
#3-Keep the kitchen clean of excess. Sit down with your spouse and discuss who's bringing what into the home, and discard the rest. Local charities are always looking for household items for someone less fortunate.
#4-Arrange your storage space into three different areas: a place where you very rarely access, an area for seasonal things, and an area that you might need more readily.
#5-Keep a notebook of who gave you what, when they gave it, and where you put it. This will be a wonderful tool to reflect on life's blessings as you celebrate the years together.
MB Organizers is a professional organization and personal assistant service, employing a team of talented women professionals, most of whom are mothers. If you are looking for organizational strategies, solutions, or "go to" support to assist with your move, we would love to speak with you. We have relocation experience and in transitioning people into different seasons of life. You can find us at www.mborganizers.com. Why not gain more time for yourself, and allow us to do the work!