Chocolate and Champagne Wedding Ceremony Ritual

The Chocolate and Champagne wedding ceremony ritual is also known as “Take the bitter along with the sweet”.

In this ceremony ritual, the couple together eat some bitter dark chocolate and drink some sweet champagne.

The ceremony symbolises the idea that with marriage, you will have sweet moments and bitter moments, and either way, you will share them and weather them as a unified front.

Example of Chocolate and Champagne Wedding Ceremony Ritual Script.

(_____ &_____) have decided to celebrate their marriage by performing a chocolate and Champagne ceremony ritual.

(_____ & _____), in your marriage, there will be days of great sweetness, and days of bitter sorrow. There will be celebrations, and there will be tears. There will be triumphs, and there will be tragedies.

So to symbolise the acceptance that with marriage, you will have sweet moments and bitter moments, today you will share the bitter and the sweet. Just as you will share them and weather them as a unified front in the years to come.

(_____&_____) please take and eat the bitter, dark chocolate. Taste in it the dark days that will test your marriage and test its strength. 

Know that these hard times will come, and with them, you will have the opportunity to deepen your bond as a married couple.

Now, please take and drink the sweet Champagne. Taste in it the sweetness and light that will fill your marriage with joy. Savour the fruits of the Champagne, just as you will savour every happiness, that you bring each other.

During your marriage, if times are tough or to celebrate a special moment you can together open a bottle of Champagne and eat some of your favourite chocolate. Whether the moment is bitter or sweet sharing in this ritual together will remind you of your promise to always be there for each other in darkness or light.

4 variations
Chocolate and Champagne Wedding Ceremony Ritual
1st Chocolate Variation

The couple share chocolate with each other, to show that they promise to always be present for each other in darkness and light, in sweet and bitter, in dismal and delicious.

2nd Chocolate Variation

Wedding guests are given a piece (or bar) of chocolate to share with their significant other. Symbolising that the guests too will have bitter and sweet moments but together can get through anything.

The chocolates can be given out by a selected guest during the ceremony or after by the couple whilst greeting guests.

3rd Chocolate Variation

During the ceremony, a box of chocolate truffles is taken to the couple by a parent of each. Two chocolate truffles are then taken from the box and presented to the couple. They each take a bite from one truffle and the remaining truffle is put back into the box to be enjoyed on their first anniversary.

4th Chocolate Variation

Toward the end of the wedding ceremony, the couple can profess their love for each other by offering the other a taste of thier favourate chocolate.

Substitutes for Chocolate and Champagne

If you don’t like Champagne you can substitute it with sparkling or sweet wine. For the bitter, you could substitute the chocolate for a bitter Lollie.

The options are endless and your imagination could create a new version of the “Take the bitter along with the sweet” wedding ritual. So have some fun.

AboutTanya McDonald
It goes without saying that being a marriage celebrant is an honour and a privilege. I have loved weddings and what they represent for as long as I can remember. Since becoming a celebrant I am able to fulfill my passion and at the same time treasure each opportunity I have to work with couples to help them bring their dreams and ideas into life through their ceremonies. I have been a fully authorised marriage celebrant since 2014 and I have helped couples enjoy thier journey to the altar since then. If you need a celebrant, I would love to discuss your ceremony with you.