This week we are going to talk about a very unique idea that is being incorporated into more and more weddings recently; the wine box ceremony. What the heck is a wine box ceremony you ask? Well for starters it has nothing to do with boxed wine (hallelujah), what it really is, is something that is to be done instead of blending of the sands, unity knots, unity candles etc. during your ceremony.
So here’s what you do. You get a nice wooden box or something similar; in it you place your favorite bottle of wine, two wine glasses and a love letter from each of you to the other. Now there are lots of options out there for getting the materials for this ceremony, you could DIY it all, or there are specialty companies out there that will create a box with wine and glasses already in it for you. Keep in mind that if wine isn’t your thing you can absolutely swap it out for a bottle of something else like whiskey, scotch, cider…tequila…anyways point is you can put whatever beverage you’d like in there.
Now having a drink with your loved one is always fun, however, what really makes this ceremony special are the letters. They should be something heartfelt talking about how you’re feeling the day of your wedding, the things you love about each other, and the reasons you fell in love in the first place. Some people are putting other things in the box as well like engagement photos, mushy mix tapes or even little gifts for one another.
Once all of your mementos are in there you seal that sucker up either with a lock on the box or by nailing it shut, and you’ve now created a sort of time capsule of your very own to be opened on an anniversary of your choosing. It's a great alternative to other unity ceremonies and can be a great display piece in your home as well.