- 9 years ago
I’m buying my FI a Breitling watch as a wedding gift. It’s become a joke in our family that whenever he’s asked what he would like for his birthday/xmas/whatever, he says "a Breitling," jokingly. Everyone’s standard response is "yeah, right." He’s even joked that instead of rings we should exchange ring & Breitling…. So needless to say he will be floored when he actually receives the watch on our wedding day. (I was getting teary at the jewelers looking at them today!)
I’d like some advice about when to give it to him and who should give it to him. I was thinking that I would ask his best man to give it to him as they’re getting ready, but at some point when our photographer is present so she can catch his reaction. I want it to be a private moment though because he gets embarassed very easily, and it’s important to me that he’s not surrounded by his parents & brothers since I think they will take the moment and make it more jokey-jokey than sentimental. I can just hear his younger brother making an inappropriate joke if my FI took more than two seconds to read a card (30 year olds who act like 12 year olds when they’re together!).
I also think it would be kind of neat to see him for the first time wearing the watch as he takes my hands at the altar. Rather than giving it to him the night before, etc.
When did you give your FI a wedding gift and how did you do it? Any advice? Any advice from your grooms???