Grooms Gift

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@PatientBride:  Yes, get it for him!  Even if you’re not officially exchanging, like you said, he already did buy you an engagement ring.  And I’m guessing this watch, while pricey, is not nearly as expensive as your ring.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

If it were me, I would purchase the watch and give it to him the night before. I would tell him its just because, just because i love him and i wanted him to have it 🙂 I hope this helps!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We agreed to not to give gifts and I gave my DH something SMALL during our first look and just found out two days ago that he felt a little bad because he didn’t have anything for me. If you have agreed not to give gifts, my advice is to not do it. Give it to him on your honeymoon 🙂

Just to add what I gave him: he thought he lost the St. Christophers medal I gave (4 years ago) him a little over a month ago, I had it and took it to be engraved. It has a long story behind it for us.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@PatientBride:  You agreed not to echange gifts. He wil likely feel terrible that he didn’t get you anything. Why would you want to rsik that on the day of your wedding?

I would give it to him for Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@PatientBride:  Before sounds perfect too! Didn’t think about wearing for the wedding, doh! And it does give him the chance to get you something. In my defense I did do something like that with DH. I warned him that I had something for him for the day of, that it was meaningful, not expensive, and that it cost me less than $25 (he just didn’t listen). So your spot on in the idea of giving it to him before hand, just make sure it is with plenty of time for wedding craziness!

The story behind the medal: my sister gave it to me during a really hard time. When DH and I started dating I was getting ready to move. He was convinced I was never coming back. I gave him the medal and told him that it was the only thing I had of value and that I would be back to collect it. A year later I finshed that part of my schooling, moved back, and I moved in with him after a LDR. He has worn it since. A month or so before the wedding he thought he lost it, the jump hoop had broke and it was in his drawer. I had snagged it. I had the word “Always” and our wedding date engraved on it. On our wedding day I told him I would always come home..

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

If you’ve agreed not exchange gifts. I really wouldn’t do it, it might make him feel bad. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@PatientBride:  Either!  You could give it at/after the rehearsal dinner or have one of your bridesmaids take it to him when you’re getting ready the day of.  But, it would be more fun to see the look on his face, so I’m gonna go with @CTBride2016: on this one.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Instead of presenting it as a “wedding gift”, tell him you got him a little something for him to wear on your wedding day. That’s what I’m doing, and I don’t think my FI will feel bad then since we’ve already spent LOTS on what I’m wearing!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve heard that it’s sometimes customary to buy your groom an engagement gift (because he bought you the e-ring) and a watch is pretty standard. I think you should go ahead and buy him the watch, but give it to him now. 

If you wait and give him the watch on your wedding day, he may feel bad that he didn’t get you anything. 

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