The “Love Letter/Wine Box Ritual offers couples a unique way to celebrate their love, and also gives them something to look forward to opening on their 5th Wedding Anniversary. You can vary or personalize the items as you like. Couples I have married have used champagne as well. The Wine Box can be purchased pre-made or personally made by a crafty relative or friend. Some couples have had their parent or themselves make the box for added meaning.
Love Letter & Wine Box Ritual
Officiant: _____ and _____ have chosen as a couple to perform a Love Letter & Wine Box Ritual.
This box contains a bottle of wine and soon 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. _________ and _____________ 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.
________ and _________ 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!
Officiant: _____ and _____, you may now put in your love letters and close the box.
Wine bottle (quality that will last 5 years ask at LCBO)
Some sort of padding/bubble wrap to keep safe
Love letter from each person