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Box, Wine & Love Letter Ceremony
Basically the JP or officiant asks the couple getting married to find a strong wooden box that will hold a bottle of wine. The couple is then asked to each write a letter to one another, expressing their thoughts about the good qualities that they found in their future partner and their reasons for falling in love with each other. Under no condition can they read each other’s letter. They are to seal them and put them in the box. Upon finalizing the wedding ceremony, the officiant will announce to the guests that he / she had asked the couple to write letters to each other and put them in the box with the wine and glasses. The officiant will explain that should the couple ever find their marriage in serious trouble, before making any irrational decisions, they must open the box, drink wine together, and read the letter that they wrote to one another to reflect on why they fell in love with each other in the first place. The hope is that there will never be a reason to have to open the box, unless of course, it is for a 10th year anniversary! in Holland, members of the wedding party are handed nails to hammer the box shut. However, you can not use the hammer and nails, and have the couple just close the box or latch it instead.
you can be extremely creative with the boxes by putting foam inside to raise up and support the wine glasses and wine. also lined the inside with satin or silk material. Not only can you put letters to each other in the box, but can also include CDs of favorite music, favorite pictures together, etc.
i however dont like wine but we both like captain morgan so we will put a bottle of private stock in the box which also goes well with our seaside theme!