Love Letter and Wine Box Ceremony

love-letter-wine-box-ceremonyA Love Letter and Wine Box ceremony will serve as a lasting reminder of the commitments made to one another. Heartfelt letters, encapsulating your thoughts and feelings are locked away in a wine box to be revealed several years into your marriage.  Whiskey, Scotch or Tequila can easily be switched out for the wine.

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BRIDE and GROOM have chosen as a couple to perform a Love Letter & Wine Box ceremony.

This box contains a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a love letter from each to the other.

The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry.

The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen what the other has written.

Should BRIDE and GROOM ever find their marriage facing hardships, they will open this box, sit and drink the wine together, then read the letters they wrote to one another to be reminded of the reasons why they are together.

The hope is, however, that BRIDE and GROOM will never have a reason to open this box.

And if this is the case, they are to open this box to share and enjoy on their 5th year wedding anniversary, replenish and open on their 10th anniversary, and so on.

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BRIDE and GROOM have chosen as a couple to perform a Love Letter & Wine Box ceremony.

This box contains a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a love letter from each to the other.

The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry.

The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen what the other has written.

You have created your very own “romantic” time capsule to be opened on your 5th wedding anniversary.

I recommend that you keep the box in a place of honor prominently displayed in your home as a constant reminder of your commitment to each other.

BRIDE and GROOM should you ever find your marriage enduring insurmountable hardships, you are to as a couple, open this box, sit and drink the wine together, then separate and read the letters you wrote to one another when you were united as a couple in marriage.

By reading these love letters you will reflect upon the reasons you fell in love and chose to marry each other here today.

The hope is, however, that you will never have a reason to open this box.

And if this is the case, you are to open this box to share and enjoy on your 5th year wedding anniversary!

BRIDE and GROOM, you may now seal the box.

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Like good wine, a great love will deepen and mature with age.

As a part of today’s ceremony, BRIDE and GROOM have captured their thoughts leading up to this day in personal notes to each other.

Also they have asked their parents (or best man / maid of honor or other loved ones) to compose notes as well, containing their thoughts and their most important piece of advice to the couple as they journey through life together.

These notes will now be sealed in this box to be opened and shared together with a bottle of wine on a future anniversary celebration.

It is at this time I would ask the parents to come forward and place their note and a bottle of wine inside this box.

These messages and wine will be shared by BRIDE and GROOM on their 1st and 5th anniversaries.

And I now ask that BRIDE and GROOM place their notes to each other with a bottle of wine they have selected to share on their 10th anniversary celebration.

On that joyous day INSERT DATE they will get to reflect on the events and emotions they shared on this wonderful day.

They can also reminisce about all of the wonderful memories they will have made over the last ten years and dream of all of those yet to come.

I will now seal the box.

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At this time, BRIDE and GROOM would like you to witness an untraditional tradition.

The fact that it is untraditional is probably why it appeals to them so much.

Here’s how it works: BRIDE and GROOM have written love letters to each other.

In these letters they have detailed why they fell in love and what they truly admire about the other person.

These letters were sealed before they each could read what the order wrote.

The letter will be placed in this box along with a good bottle of wine.

They will then nail the box closed.

The idea is that if ever they find their marriage has hit a rough spot, they will bring out the box, they will open it, share the wine, and read the letters reminding them of the love that brought them together and the promises they made to each other here today.

It is their hope and belief that they will not need the box except in celebration of an anniversary.

They hope to hold out until their INSERT ANNIVERSARY DATE, but if they do need it, it’s there.

This may not seem like the most romantic thing to do on a wedding day–to think about the days when things will be hard–but it’s important to BRIDE and GROOM that their ceremony and promises to each other be realistic.

They know that marriage is hard.

They know it is a lot of work.

They mean every word that they have said here today and they do not take lightly the words as long as we both shall live.

BRIDE and GROOM, you may now seal the box.

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Both bride and groom have taken the time to compose a letter addressed to the other.

Inside are heartfelt words describing their feelings, their aspirations for the future and reasons why they have chosen to marry one another here today.

The letters have been sealed and neither has seen what the other has written.

These sealed letters will encapsulate the romance and sense of hope that your both are feeling at this special time in your relationship.

<The sealed letters are given to the Officiant>

The letters along with this bottle of wine and two goblets will be locked into this special box designed specifically for this purpose.

Display this box in a prominent location in your home to remind yourselves about the commitment that you  have made today.

As the contents of the box are locked with the key, the Bride and Groom say, “I promise to respect and honor the commitments we have made here today and through kindness and compassion achieve the life we have planned together.”

Bride and Groom will re-open and enjoy the contents of this box on the occasion of their INSERT ANNIVERSARY #.

There is only one other time that you are to unlock and partake in the contents of this box.

If at some point in the future, your relationship falters and you feel like you have lost your way, sit down as a couple and open the box.

Uncork and enjoy the wine you have selected for this ceremony.

Open the love letter that your partner has written for you and carefully read the contents.

It is my sincere hope, and of those here today that have witnessed this ceremony, that your romantic sentiments and words of commitment you have written to one another will always serve you as a gift beyond measure.

May they always remind you of the love you have for each other, be it the 5th or 50th year of your marriage.