(Closed) Wine Box Ceremony Alternative

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are the same, didn’t really like any of the “common” ceremony “activities”

What I loved most about our wine box ceremony was more about the love letters & the symbolism the box has vs. the actual wine.

You could totally do scotch, or any liquor that ages well 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

hummm, I’m trying to think of something that would stay preserved and that would be enjoyable years later.

What about sparkling grape juice? I think it would still stay good years later, if left sealed.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If I remember correctly, you’re supposed to open the box if you’re ever having problems with your marriage, drink the wine and read the letters.  I think part of the idea behind the wine is that it “opens you up” to talk and really let loose your issues.  For that reason, I think another liquor would be a good alternative, but since you’ve said neither of you like to drink, try thinking about what really relaxes you.  Could you put a few hundred dollar bills in the box to spend on a nice dinner if the time comes?  Or some candles to burn while you read the letters?

Just pick something meaningful to the both of you!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What about champagne instead? What about filling it with your favorite things as a couple – first movie you watched, CD of your favorite songs, Pictures – and then you’ll have more of a time capsule of your relationship.

Fiance and I are doing the wine ceremony – we love wine, so we’re sticking with that, but we’re not doing the whole ‘open the box if your marriage is in trouble’ thing. We’re planning to open the box each year on our anniversay, drink the wine, read the letters, write new letters, new bottle of wine, and seal it up for the following year. That way, all the love letters will be saved over time and it’s our time capsule – something that might be nice for our kids to see / read someday when we’re gone.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@pnytail01:  Haha, not offended at all!  I probably wouldn’t put either of those things in our box as well.  I feel lucky we like wine and can pull that off!

I like Lioness’ idea of putting in time capsule materials.  I think that would go very well with the letters.  Good luck!!

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