Something different for your ceremony

Why not add a letter ceremony to your running order for your special day. Before your big day, gather a wooden box, a bottle of wine (or the alcohol of your choice). Write love notes to each other, explaining your feelings as you prepare to start your new life together as husband and wife. Seal your letter without letting your soon-to-be read what you’ve written.

During the ceremony, place the love notes inside the wooden box with the wine. Take turns hammering the box shut, one nail at a time, until the box is sealed.

Agree to keep the box sealed until a special anniversary, like your 10th or 20th, unless you hit a rough patch. Then, break open the box, pour the wine, read the letters, and remember what it’s all about! Some couples call it break in the case of emergencies.