(Closed) Wine box ceremony….. sans wine?? Need creative ideas!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2821 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t think you need the wine, just the letters.  Just thinking you don’t want to read the letters with food poisoning.  Maybe if there’s other memories to put in the box but other than that I think food is best eaten fresh.

Post # 5
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe you could do apple cider.

Post # 6
875 posts
Busy bee

I think that cider or vinegar would both work to be saved for five years.  There are types of vinegar that improve with age… so you could check into that information.

Post # 7
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Maybe you can put the notes with cash for a nice dinner out – the idea being that you would take time to go out just the two of you and enjoy each other – accomplishing the same idea as the wine box but without the wine – and you’ll forget about the cash so the dinner out won’t be a burden.  I don’t know..just an idea!

Post # 9
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am in the same situation as you. We really love the wine box/letter ceremony, but my Fiance doesn’t drink either. We were thinking about putting in two bottles; wine for me and sparkling cider for him.

Some gift cards expire, so be careful with that, and cider does not have to be refridgerated if it has not been opened.

You would just want to make sure that the box is kept in a cool dry place.

Post # 10
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was going to suggest cash for a dinner as well. How’s your budget? And what’s the five year anniversary present? Wait… I’ll look it up.

Ok its wood. And I assume the box is made of wood already so that seems kind of dumb. Do you guys have the cash for some other gift? Like say a necklace for you and a watch for your FI? Or you could ask your parents & in-laws to come up with a gift that you can either disclose or keep a secret?

Or just the cash maybe…

Post # 12
2821 posts
Sugar bee

Oh don’t do the cider, you’ll be wasted.  It ferments quickly. 

Post # 13
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Lol, all I can come up with are Twinkies…they’re a delicious treat that will last a really long time πŸ™‚

Post # 14
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are doing the wine box thing too:)  We are writting our letters and putting a picture of us and our wedding invite in the box.  I think as long as you put stuff in there that will remind each of you why you love each other it will be enough.  The wine is just an added thing for you two to drink and talk over, but really isn’t needed.  Maybe you could put stuff in there from over the course of your relationship (i.e.: movie tickets from first time you sent, reciept from favorite restaurant, a momento from a vacation you took together, like the room key).  Just turn it into a time capsule of your relationship. 

When your officiant talks about the box he can just mention how it contains things from over the course of your relationship and how each item holds a special memory for the two of you.  In five years the two of you will open the box and look over the memories you have made and put in new momentos of recent memories.  If things should faulter and then you two will open the box and look at each item and read your letters and rediscover why your love is so special.  <– Or something like that:) 

Post # 16
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes, I think momentos would be a great idea! Maybe have your mementos for each other be a surprise in addition to the letters – like sealing a favorite picture in your letter, so your hubby doesn’t know what picture he’ll see when he opens it.

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