Wedding Ceremonies: The Wine Box Ceremony

Finding the perfect ritual to perform at your wedding ceremony can be a hard task. There are so many to choose from, but a lot have religious meanings behind them that you may want to steer clear from if you’re having a secular wedding. A wedding favourite at Marry Me Ireland, for those looking for something a little bit more unique, is the ‘Wine Box Ceremony’.

The wine box ceremony is perfect for couples that love to drink wine. Before the wedding ceremony, the soon to be newlyweds write a love letter to each other containing whatever their hearts desire. During the wine box ritual, the love letters are locked into the wine box along with the bottle of  wine. The couple then decide on a specific occasion that they will open the box together, drink the wine, read each others letters, and reminisce about the day you said ‘I Do’ (a lot of couples pick a big wedding anniversary).

It’s important to choose a wine that can stand the test of time. If you’re not sure of which wine to choose, ask the attendant in the wine shop which wines age well. Also ask them the best way to store the wine; most wines should be stored laying down in a cool dark place.

Marriages have their good days and their bad days.  If for any particular reason your going through a rough patch in your marriage, this can be a good time to open the wine box, even if it hasn’t reached the agreed upon date. It’s an activity you can do together that will remind you of why you got married in the first place and how much you love each other.

Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!