Are you and your groom exchanging wedding day gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Will you and your groom exchange gifts on your wedding day?
    Yes, absolutely. We're both giving each other wedding presents. : (33 votes)
    27 %
    I plan to get him a gift but I don't know if he's giving me one. : (21 votes)
    17 %
    We may exchange a card or something small. : (13 votes)
    10 %
    Haven't thought about it; it's not important to me/us. : (6 votes)
    5 %
    Maybe -- we need to discuss it. : (9 votes)
    7 %
    Nope. (The wedding and honeymoon -- and getting to marry my sweetie -- is gift enough!) : (39 votes)
    31 %
    Other (explained below)... : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We are exchanging gifts the night before the wedding (day before may be too nuts). I think the one for me will be a necklace…for him? No idea yet as apparently he already has what I’d thought to get. Hoping inspiration will kick in.

    Post # 4
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    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re exchanging gifts the day of. I’m pretty sure mine will be jewelery and I’m tossing between a really nice watch and a PS3 for him!

    Post # 5
    Member
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We’re exchanging gifts although I’m a bit sketchy on the timeline. I got him some nice navy monogrammed cufflinks – then he changed from a navy to a grey suit so there went that present! He reckons he’s gonna give me a puppy, but I don’t think that’ll be til well after the wedding.

    Post # 6
    Member
    179 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    neither of us are like OMG we have to do gifts, but for me, he’s upgrading my center diamond in my e-ring about a month before, and Im thinking of getting him a nice bulova watch or something to that effect, I think he knows though what I want to get him…oops didn’t keep it much of a surprise!

    Post # 7
    Member
    1016 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We did gifts the night before at the rehearsal dinner (at my parents’ house).

    I got him custom cufflinks from Etsy.com and a new dressier watch with an engraving.  His gift to me was to hire a genealogist to trace my family back in Ireland.  (I love the show ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ and all that kind of stuff)  We just got the report and met the researcher last week – it was very cool.  :0)

    Post # 8
    Member
    332 posts
    Helper bee

    I might send him a little card or note or something but I doubt he is planning anything. My fiance doesnt really know about little details of weddings (he’s such a guy) but he is very good at suprising me when I don’t expect it

    Post # 9
    Member
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    @AnamCara – that is such a thoughtful gift – what a guy!

    Post # 10
    Member
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    We were in the middle of paying off credit cards and with all of the other wedding expenses, we decided not to exchange gifts and honestly, we were both fine with that.  Our birthdays were two months after the wedding and we gave eachother gifts then.  I have several friends and family members that DID exchange wedding gifts with their spouses.  I think it’s just up to the couple and either way you decide to go is fine. 

    Post # 11
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    11328 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think we would if we had the money but we’re so stretched with the wedding and all, I think its better if we forgo this idea 🙂

    Post # 12
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    5774 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We’re exchanging gifts although we still have to set a budget. I know he wants a Tag watch and I told him I want tahitian pearls.

    Post # 13
    Member
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I bought him an iPad 🙂

    Honestly, I don’t really feel like I need a present…

    but the wedding money saving has been hard on us both

    and I know he could use a nice

    “We did it” present just for being a trooper

    Post # 14
    Member
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We bought each other wedding gifts, but we won’t be exchanging them on the day of the wedding (though I might send him a letter). I bought him a Homemedics back massager thing (it wasn’t cheap and he REALLY wanted it) and he bought me scuba diving lessons so I can get my certification.

    Post # 15
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re just going to exchange personal notes before the wedding.   We’re not seeing each other before the ceremony so it will be nice to have exchanged some thoughts before we share the day with everyone else.   :o)  Neither of us is big on gifts, so the notes are perfect. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    we are just going to do cards. we thought about it and decided we’d rather put more money towards the honeymoon.

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