I will add this...I am to be wed soon. I am going to do the "honey moon beer" as well, as 1 of the batches, at the reception. These will be remembered for a few years I am sure BUT
the super "top secret" special thing I am doing that I am MOST excited about is this...
I will brew a non-bitter, dark, malty barley wine very soon that both myself and SWMBO will enjoy (at least 3.1 oz of anyways... and it will also have honey in it.). I will bottle 60 bottles from this batch in 6.3 oz clear champagne bottles. I will acid etch the outside to help defuse any light that may hit them and to mark them with a design. They will be corked, then capped with O2 barrier caps and then dipped in wax to seal for long term storage.
Then on our wedding day we will open and share 1 bottle, then we will open and have 1 every year on our anniversary. I am guessing that I will not live to see 100ish nor my bride so 60 is a good number for us...
If we get through them all, then we will have accomplished a FANTASTIC feat. If one of us "goes" before the other, then the survivor will have a special memory to remember the other one by and if we both go we can will them to young relatives to have on their wedding night! (You know a toast like, "This drink is from Great Grandad/Uncle + Great Grandma/Aunt who wanted to wish us the best before we even knew each other or were even born! + maybe a quick recap of the story of the drink...")
Feel free to do this or something similar, if not it won't stop me from doing this as I have an alternative reasons to do this that need not be discussed here.
Grats to your Masshole and good luck to you on the brew quest!