What is a Love Letter Wine Box Ceremony?

If you want a wedding ceremony that offers extra meaning to your special day, a Love Letter Wine Box Ceremony could be just what you’re looking for.

Think of the Love Letter Wine Box as your personal time capsule. You’ll write a love letter to your fiancé/fiancée prior to your wedding. Your fiancé/fiancée will write a letter to you. Then each of you will seal your letter in an envelope without showing the other.

The love letters should express the good qualities in the person you’ve chosen to marry, why you’ve chosen to marry your fiance, and what made you fall in love. During the ceremony, the sealed letters are placed in a custom wooden wine box that contains a bottle of wine and two glasses.

The wine box is symbolic of the strength of the commitment you’ve made to each other. Traditionally, wine is used but you can substitute your favorite whiskey, tequila, or another beverage of your choice. The bottle is sealed in a box with your love letters and glasses. 

During the ceremony, I’ll explain the significance of the wine box to your guests. We’ll place love letters in the box that you’ve written to each other. We’ll seal the box at the ceremony, or you can choose to hammer it shut during your reception. (Boxes with latches are also available.) Then, take the wine box home and put it away for the future.

In the future, when you’re struggling through difficult times, open the box to help you to reflect on the reasons why you chose to marry each other and to strengthen the bond you’ve created. Use it to reconnect, to reflect, and to rewind to a time when your love was new.

Or, you can schedule a date in the future to open the box. For instance, some couples choose a milestone, such as the birth of their first child or their five- or ten-year anniversary, to open the box, read the letters, and to reflect on their marriage.

When it’s time to open the box, here’s how it works.

Open the box. Hand each other the letter you’ve written. Walk into separate rooms. Read your letters. Then return to each other to enjoy a toast to your love and the milestones you’ve accomplished in your marriage. This is also a great time to talk about your feelings and all that you’ve accomplished in the time you’ve been together.

I love the idea of a Love Letter Wedding Box. After the ceremony, set it in a place as a reminder of the special place you hold in each other’s hearts.

Will you love through good and bad? When you’re happy and you’re sad?

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all wedding. Our love is different. Our stories are different. While many people love the traditional marriage ceremony, there are a few of us who want something a little more whimsical…something that embraces the weird and wacky as well as the love we feel for each other.

And who’s more whimsical than Dr. Seuss?

That’s why I’m offering Dr. Seuss-inspired wedding vows at my chapel or at your chosen location.

If you want a fun and light-hearted ceremony, the Dr. Seuss ceremony is available in my Intimate Elopement for Two packages as well as my Contemporary Secular Ceremonies.

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Officiants is hosting a rustic and spooky Halloween wedding event!

Halloween is the perfect time to have a fun, ghoul-themed Halloween wedding! I am excited to announce the Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Officiants “‘Til Death Do Us Part” Wedding Event!

The best news is that I’m waiving the venue fee and knocking off an additional $25 for anyone who gets married October 25-31. The cost will be $125 for all weddings in the Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Officiants Chapel. And two weddings are better than one! Sign up with another couple for two back-to-back weddings in the same evening, and the cost will be $100 per couple!

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Costumed Wedding Officiant
  • Use of the Halloween-themed wedding chapel for 45 minutes
  • A specially-written Halloween-themed ceremony
  • Walk down the aisle to Halloween-themed music
  • Use of the coffin ring bearer wedding box
  • Complimentary pumpkin-colored guest book
  • “Well Wishes” box with special messages from your guests
  • Complimentary Filing of Marriage License
  • Five digital images with reprint rights — 3 chapel photos and 2 Halloween backdrop photos

Pictured below: The Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Officiants Chapel and The Halloween backdrop. Click on the images to view full size.

Reserve your spot early! A non-refundable retainer of $75 is required to secure your date and time. Afternoon and evening appointments are available.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Wedding Officiants Chapel is located at 521 Market Street on the second floor of the Dils Center in Suite 8. The chapel seats 35 guests. Contact Deb Lorentz at 740-525-6974 to reserve your spot. You may also send an email to movwedding@gmail.com or via Facebook by clicking HERE.