Post # 1
My fiancée and I decided to give each other gifts the morning of the wedding before getting ready. I bought him a vintage guitar that I know he will totally love. My issue is this: we will be taking photos at places that are special to us, one of them being his favorite guitar store. I would love for the staff there to present it to him so we can capture his reaction on camera.
1) How should I ask them to give it to him?
2) I need a dummy gift that looks expensive but really really isn’t as I’ve already spent a lot of $$$ on this guitar. He knows I ordered him something that came in the mail.
Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Post # 3
Have them give it to him as a prop and then say “do u like it? It’s yours” or have a tag on it saying from you, and when they hand it to him as a prop, have him read the tag. I wouldn’t get him a dummy gift. I’d just say it was coming later and leave him hanging.
Post # 4
You can get pretty cheap cufflinks on Etsy or Ebay that look nice enough. But it might be a little funny if he thinks his gift is crap (really ugly tie or something) and then gets this awesome gift..
I would go to the store the day of and ask the staff if you could pose with guitars as props and then they bring out the guitar with a huge bow and his name on it.
Post # 5
I don’t know what your budget is for “looks expensive but really isn’t”. You could get him a pair of guitar cufflinks, maybe even the same model? Then get the staff to surprise him with the guitar. Just wrap the cufflinks in a huge box if he saw the size of the box that cam in the mail.
Post # 6
Haha little late for eBay or etsy as I have six days left, but cuff links might not be a bad idea…
I love the presentation ideas though – awesome!
Post # 7
I definitely think you should wait to give it to him at the guitar shop, leaving him in suspense until then. I don’t think you should give him a dummy gift. I would just say the surprise is still yet to come.
Post # 8
@julies1949: Oh my goodness, some of those guitar cuff links are AWESOME!! Want to see if I can find something like that locally, cuz the theme of our wedding is music!