Wine Box & Vows?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Wine Box Ceremony - What to seal in our box?
    Vows : (6 votes)
    33 %
    Love Letters : (6 votes)
    33 %
    Both : (6 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you’re comfortable sharing vows as personal as a love letter, I think that’s a GREAT idea!

    Post # 5
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    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @idolina:  I think that’s a great idea. My DH and I did the traditional wine box ceremony because we are not comforatable sharing our inner most thoughts and feelings with others but if you’re doing your own vows that makes sense. One thing you may want to think about tho is the “surprise factor”. My DH and I wrote our love letters the morning of our wedding day and I know that some of the things I wrote he doesn’t know and when we open it in 5 years it will be even more special to discover how we were feeling on our wedding day.

    ETA: DH and I are also going to write a new love letter in 5 years and then do it again in 10 and 15 and so on, keeping the old ones in the box… So every 5 years we will capture our love. I’m hoping that it will also be at/around new life stages. So maybe if you seal your vows on your wedding day, you can add a love letter in the future.

     

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We did a wine box with letters and we wrote our own vows.  We threw our vows along with the letters into our box because I didn’t want to just throw out the vows.  So in that case we got to write personal letters but still write personal vows that we felt comfortable sharing.  I think it’s great if you want to do it that way.  I like not knowing what’s in the letter until X years later though!  So you won’t have that factor.

    Post # 7
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We just did vows, because they were basically love letters anyway. 🙂 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    I want to do the wine box thing too, but I like the love letter idea. You could always do something else with your vows, like have it as a transparency on one of your favorite photos from the ceremony and get it blown up or put on canvas. 

    Post # 11
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    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

     

    @idolina:  we did a wine box ceremony, we put our vows in it om our wedding day.  Each anniversary we will open it, drink the wine, read any and all letter inside and put a new letter in the box before we close it back up for the year.   So after, for example 25 years, we will have 50 letters to read from over the years about our llife together.  Some long, some short, documenting how our love grows with kids, grandkids etc.  

     

    another reason i am in love with the idea is our kids having the box after we both pass away.  Something for them to all read to remember us, our love for each other, and our love for them. 

    Post # 14
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    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @idolina:  thank you! I searched forever for the perfect box.  It is from Etsy by PotterybyDan 

    Post # 16
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    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @idolina:  

    @MrsHoneyBear:  

    We worried about how to word this in our ceremony, since it was a twist on the usual wine box ceremony, so i attached what we and our officiant came up with on how we described it.  It has become one of the more memorable parta of our wedding, everyone thought it was such a neat idea and want to either use it in their ceremony or do it in private at home.  Either way i think it will leave a great legacy whether done in the ceremony or starting it at any anniversary!

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