For the thirsty couple, we at Marry Me Ireland offer the perfect time-capsule ritual as part of our ceremonies. We usually use a good bottle of wine that comes in its own box but you can use your favourite tipple, and many companies will make you a customised bottle and box if you ask. This box contains a bottle of wine, and a love letter from each to the other. The letters describe the good qualities you find in one another, the reasons you fell in love, and your reasons for choosing to marry. The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and you do not see what the other has written. You will have created your very own “romantic” time capsule to be opened on your 5th wedding anniversary.
We recommend that you keep the box in a place of honour prominently displayed in your home as a constant reminder of your commitment to each other.
Then, 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.
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 a drink together on your 5th year wedding anniversary!
There are many companies on Etsy and around the country who create these bespoke boxes, they range in price and quality depending on what takes your fancy. Many couples will have the date and their names engraved on the box and a lock and key to keep it under wraps. The time-capsule is a very fun and modern twist in a wedding ceremony and can contain anything that will trigger your memory at a future date.
Need inspiration for your wedding ceremony or want to choose one of our celebrants for your special day? Take a look at our Ceremonies page for more.
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