You have chosen to perform a Love Letter & Wine Box ceremony, also known as the Argument Box Ceremony. This box contains a bottle of wine and a love letter from each to the other, describing 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.
During this ceremony, you have promised to share the rest of your lives together. On the day of your wedding, when you’re more in love than you’ve ever been before, it can be hard to even imagine that you might go through a rough patch a few years down the road, one that has the ability to break your relationship. Let’s face it: you’re going to argue. In fact, it can be healthy to argue. Before you give up or make any irrational decisions, sit down together, open the box, uncork the wine and unseal the envelopes, go to separate rooms and quietly read the love letter your beloved wrote to you and remind yourselves why you fell in love in the first place. The romantic sentiments you wrote, the declaration of love, the clear thoughts about why you chose this person as your life partner will help put you back on even ground. The hope is, however, that you will never have a reason to open this box except on your anniversary. And if this is the case, you are to open this box to share and enjoy on your wedding anniversary in 5, 10 or even 20 years from today!
You have created your very own “romantic” time capsule. Open it in celebration of your love and all that helped shape the life you’ve created together. Never take your blessings of being together for granted. Keep the box in a place of honor as a constant visual reminder of your love and commitment to each other. The box can be a life preserver in years to come.