(Closed) Wine box ceremony

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have no idea what this is and am apparently too lazy to Google it. Anyone care to explain?

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Barika:  What up, RUM BOX! Love that… we’re rum-drinkers ourselves.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@lanalnoco:  Woot woot….high five to that!!  We were given a smaller bottle of Brugal from the Dominican that fit perfectly diagonally in the box.  Can’t believe we get to drink it soon.  Cheers!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think we bought ours off of Ebay for like $19 and then I used a quick stain to stain it. I also added our “logo” to the top of it with a vinyl I purchased from Etsy. That design is what will be projected behind our head table. I drilled two holes where it will be nailed shut so we aren’t actually nailing into un-drilled wood!

(Sorry for the mess, this was just set up roughly in the basement of wedding doom and never-ending boxes, obviously will be set up nicer the day of.)

 

@geekspice:  There’s a few different ways to do it, but the general gist is that you put a bottle of wine and a sealed love letter from each of you in a box. Depending on the wording you use, it can either be opened on a certain anniversary or when you hit a rough spot in your lives.

Here’s the wording we’re using. Some people think it is sort of negative, because you acknowledge there are going to be rough patches, but we’re very much realists and prepared for that. But I did want to incorporate the anniversary thing to allay that a bit.

To maintain a life-long love, it is vital that you take time together to reconnect and remember why you fell in love. A time capsule is one way to do that.

Matt & Ashley, on this table is a strong wooden box that will hold a bottle of wine.  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 spouse, as well as your reasons for falling in love with each other. Under no condition were you to read each other’s letter.

Please place the bottle of wine and letters in the box.

(Place wine & letters in box)

It is likely that during your marriage, you will encounter trying times. Should you find yourselves in difficult situation, open the box as a couple, drink the wine together, and read the letters that you wrote to one another on your wedding day. 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 is that you will never need to open this box. In that case, every 5 years, on your anniversary, you may open the box, drink the wine in celebration and add a new set of letters and wine for the future. This symbolizes your ongoing commitment and renewal of marriage.

To demonstrate your commitment to a lifetime together, I ask you now to nail the box closed.

(Nail box closed)

This box is now a cherished keepsake that can take a place of honor in your home and always remind you of the commitments you are about to make.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@veidner:  Ours says simply “Wine Ceremony.” Our programs are very simple though.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Wait I’m confused….what is a love letter ceremony?

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