- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
If you’re not familiar with a wine box ceremony, it’s basically an alternative to a unity candle, sand, etc; the bride and groom write love letters to eachother, seal them up without reading them, and put them in a pretty box with a nice bottle of wine, then lock the box and promise not to open it till some milestone anniversary (we are going with 5th).
But… we’re NOT doing this as part of the actual wedding ceremony. I had wanted to, but we are now going with two readings, and two readings plus wine box seems just a little too much “stuff” in the ceremony for our style. But I adore the wine box idea overall (and already ordered a really expensive one off of Etsy so I will feel silly if we don’t use it) and I don’t want to drop it.
What do you bees think about having the wine box ceremony immediately before the cake cutting? We were thinking of having two of our dear friends (a couple) present it to us and say a couple of words (and I mean a couple— we have already set a 90-second limit on anyone touching that microphone!), then we lock the box up and go cut cake. I am just not sure of the flow— does it seem awkward to you? Any better ideas for when to do it?
We are planning to include all guests in the wine box letters by getting note cards printed up and leaving them on the dinner tables. People can write their notes to us and put them in a designated place to be collected and packed into the wine box before we lock it. So that part, I love…. just not sure if before the cake is the best time to do it!