(Closed) wine and box ceremony

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is what our officiant wrote:

Peter and Kelly, I have asked you as a couple, to find a strong wooden box that will hold one bottle of wine, and two wine glasses. In addition, I have asked each of you to write a letter to one another, expressing your thoughts about the good qualities that you have found in your future partner, as well as, your reasons for falling in love with each other. I requested that under no condition were you to read each other’s letter, and that you were to seal them in individual envelopes and put them in the box with the wine and glasses.

should you ever find your marriage enduring serious difficulties, I am asking that before you make any irrational decisions, that you both, as a couple, open the box, drink some wine together, and then venture off into separates rooms to read the letters that you wrote to one another when you were united as a couple. By reading these love letters, you will reflect upon the reasons that you fell in love with each other in the first place. The hope here is, that there will never be a reason for you to open this box, unless of course, it is for your 10th year anniversary!"

Peter and Kelly<span style="font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif">, I now ask that each of you take a nail, one at a time, and hammer the box shut."

Peter and Kelly if there is anything I want you to remember of this marriage ceremony, it is that it was love that brought you here today, it is the only love which can make it a glorious union, and it is by love which your marriage shall endure.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think doctorgirl is also using this as part of her ceremony.  She might have a script to share, too…

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love this idea–thanks for giving us a sample text!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re meeting with our officiant on June 13th, so I’ll have a better idea of what we are going to say then.  He’s hilarious, so it will probably end up being a bit of a comedy sketch if I know him.

The one twist on it that we’re doing differently, is that we’re not waiting to open the box until we have a fight.  Rather, the direction will instruct us to open the box on each anniversary, drink the wine, and replace it with a new bottle and to add new letter.  This will become a time capsule of our marriage, and hopefully something our children will have to remember us and our relationship.  

Needless to say, we won’t be able to use the standard wording… I’ll keep you posted!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Does anyone know a good place to buy one?  I don’t want to spend a ton of money, but want a nice box.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We’re making ours… but we did find some good boxes on etsy.  (What can’t you find there, really?)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I love this idea!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we are doing a wine and chocolate ceremony, I’ve never heard of a wine and box ceremony! This is a really cool idea! Good luck!

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are doing this same thing, and I just bought our box from etsy.com. I searched "wedding time capsule" and there is a vendor that sells boxes that are designed to hold a bottle of wine and two glasses, and carve your names and wedding date on the front of the box. There are also pre-drilled holes so if you chose to hammer in nails during the ceremony, it will go a lot smoother. 😉 Including shipping, it cost $45.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love this idea so much,  and love that it acnowledges that difficulties may come up.  I am SO going to use this in my ceremony.  Thanks!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

We plan on using this idea as well! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, I LOVE the idea of opening the box and adding to it on the anniversary much better than the original idea (I think it invites negativity into the ceremony…).

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am planning this as well. Does anyone else have wording?  Smile

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