Post # 1
I have been contemplating this idea for a while, but with four weeks until the big day i need to make a decision.
I would L-O-V-E- LOVE to get hubby a great watch as a wedding day present for the morning of the wedding all wrapped up in its box with a little tag saying ‘Don’t be late, for a very important date!’ (our theme is Alice in Wonderland).
However, i (hopefully slyly) mentioned it in coversation a few weeks back about how some couples get each other a wedding day present to which his reply way “why would i want a present for the morning of the wedding, im marrying you? isnt that enough?”. So its safe to say hes not expecting anything, and doesn’t really want anything.
Then theres the issue that he controls the money in the relationship (i am not working), so if i needed to spend a few hundred dollars on something, he would ask what it was for, and if i told him it was for something special for him he would tell me not to worry about it (he almost forfeited his christmas presents so we could get his family something awesome!).
So im lost. should i just do it anyways? Id even love the get the back engraved with our wedding date or something special.
have any of you other bees gotten your man a ‘day of’ gift? did he respond well to it?
Post # 3
I gave him a nice card telling him how much I love him and how lucky I am to have met him. He liked that.
Post # 4
I won’t be giving my FI a gift the day-of. It’s the single most expensive day of our lives, no need to buy something else! Honestly I feel like it’s a marketing scheme to get us to spend more money.
If you really want to do it, can you sell something of yours on Craigslist or Ebay or pick up a few babysitting jobs or something to pay for the watch? I personally don’t think you should spend money that is at least half his on something that you say yourself he doesn’t want! As much as I’m sure he’d appreciate the sentiment, he’s pretty clearly not into spending the money.
Post # 5
OMG you guys are making me feel so much better because I was trying to figure out what in the world I would get my guy. I planned on writting him a letter, may be send him a sexy photo text while getting ready. I feel a lil less pressure now to figure out an actual present!
Post # 6
Since I was a little worried about my husband losing his new ring, I bought him a custom ring box so he’ll always have a safe place to keep it. A small, but thoughtful gift for the wedding morning!
It was $30 on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/119335633/custom-ring-box-wedding-ring-box
Post # 7
@MrsFitness: Can the two of you afford it? If so, do yoou do the grocery shopping? Can you add a sum of money to the grocery order each week until you have enough for the watch? That’s about the only way I can think of that you could surprise him unless he checks the receipts.
Post # 8
@MrsFitness: I also don’t work outside of the home. I’ve been selling stuff on Craigslist for comission and doing odd jobs to make a little money to surprise DH with a Christmas gift!
So my vote is to make a little of your own money, and surprise him with the watch! It’s not really a gift if he’s paying for it.
Post # 9
@BrandNewBride: By that logic, no stay at home mother has ever given her husband a gift.
Post # 10
I gave my husband a pair ofo cufflinks for the wedding, and some original copies of hardy boys books. And he gave me a gorgeous necklace that I’ve barely taken off since! We exchanged them a few days early but it was so special to us.
Post # 11
You are going to be such a thoughtful wife….
yes he needs that watch to remember and knows about this, I don’t care how u get that money, just go get that watch! (I’m crying over here already)