Personalize your wine box with homemade touches #Ceremony Advice#anniversary-unity-box#steal-this-idea February 13 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer A wine box (sometimes known as a unity box) at wedding ceremonies often holds letters the couple wrote to each other, a bottle of wine, and two glasses, meant to be opened on a special anniversary. We love this idea, but there's no reason you can't shake up what goes inside. Kara and Gary created a wine box with their own spin: more letters, homemade mead, skeleton keys, and gifts! Here's the scoop: Gary's dad built the unity box and my dad made the hinges. Our three mothers contributed letters, and Gary's uncle brewed us a special bottle of mead. Gary and I also put letters and a small gift inside. The box was then locked with two vintage padlocks, and we each now wear our skeleton keys ensuring that in order to open the box we both must be present. We intend to open it on our fifth anniversary, and replace the current gifts with new gifts for our next milestone anniversary. Instead of wine, you could add in your favorite Jones soda flavor or home-brewed lager. Maybe your kids add in their own letters. Anything goes. Don't forget to check out Kara and Gary's fantasy fairy tale heavy metal wedding, which has loads of cool details like this. Also check out our tag archive of wine box unity ceremonies for EVEN MORE inspiration! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Marika & Steven's fun-centric Chinese elopement NEXT Tattoos and lace with an iceberg backdrop Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] I love love love it! I am obsessed with the idea of a wine box ceremony. My FH and I have discussed putting wine and some of a legal-in-WA plant in ours. Can't wait! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.