Post # 1
i’m so happy i could seriously do cartwheels right now!!
so i’m getting the (future) hubbs a range rover for his wedding gift.
right now b/c of work, we dont live together – he lives in SoCal and well, i dont…
Anyhoo since most of the time i travel to SoCal for our bi-weekly visits for wedding-related stuff (that and i dont really care to be in NorCal) i’m just gonna park that badboy in the garage – but i totally just wanna drive it to LA one weekend instead of flying and just show up – BUT i also want to surprise him and give him the keys at the reception…which wont be until Feb 2009!!!
something like having the DJ announce that they’re towing his car but then when he gets outside have his new rover out there instead??
what would you gals do?? i dont want to ruin the surprise, but i’m like a kid – and i’m afraid im going to drive it e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e (woops?!?!?) and im so impatient…
( more likely than not, i will keep it in my garage until Feb 09 )
Post # 3
heh…when I saw the title of your post, I was going to suggest that Mr Corn and I exchanged gifts while sitting on our bed right after the wedding…but somehow, I don’t think that would work in this case 🙂
I say give it to him now. You are more than a year away from your wedding and I am assuming just leaving it in your garage for a year won’t do good things for the car.
Post # 4
That sounds really fun. You should drive it up there one day when he least expects it and surprise him!
Post # 5
wow! thats a great gift! I was thinking of getting my fiance, um, cufflinks. haha
i would drive it down ahead of time to surprise him. or wait until after the honeymoon and have it in his driveway for when you return. i wouldn’t give it to him at the reception because wouldnt he want to drive it immediately?? and that means leaving the reception. Could make for some great pics though!
Post # 6
Wow. Yeah, I was maybe going to go with a new dress watch or something like that. I was thinking of giving it to him that morning, so he could wear it that day. Does he not ever come up to visit you? If it sits and waits won’t he discover it? I think you maybe have to give it to him early somehow.
My sister once bought me a really nice fleece jacket for my birthday, and when I unwrapped it there was a pack of gum in the pocket – she had been wearing it off and on, trying to decide whether to actually keep it herself and get me something else. While I guess I won out, as I did get the jacket, I’m not sure you can drive it around FOR A YEAR and then give it to him… Also not sure how good of an idea it is for it to just sit, although you could ask a mechanic.
Post # 7
Yay…lucky FI! This is what my FI did, he bought me a car too but then counted it as an early wedding gift, Christmas, birthday and Valentine gift for the year. I think he was really relieved that he didn’t have to think about getting me gifts for the rest of the year but I’m happy to have the car now rather than have to wait!
I think you should drive it down and show up and surprise him with it now instead of letting it sit for a year. Cars lose value over time and getting it now would be a sweeter deal. You’re probably going to get the same reaction from him now as you would if you gave it to him on your wedding day.
Post # 8
*Taps foot impatiently and twiddles my thumbs waiting for a car*.
I am sorry but I love the idea of doing the whole car-towing thing at the wedding. LOLLLLLL.
Post # 9
i guess i shouldve been more clear – i just got approved for the loan – i havent actually gone to the dealership and signed the papers or anything like that… i SSSSOOOOOO know i’m going to end up driving it if i keep it up here – aaaannnddddd i really want to see his face when he thinks our car is getting towed then running out there are again seeing his face when it’s his new car…
can i call the credit union and tell them thanks for the approval but can we "save it for next january"? of course im going to look like a buffon – i just got the loan! (wouldnt be the 1st time i’d look like a buffoon btw)
i just love the joke of car towing at the reception…
im going to sleep on it…
Post # 10
i like the car towing idea ALOT. but then u should wait and get the car closer to the wedding, since it is a year away.
Post # 11
Do it now, what if he comes over and goes into the garage at some point? Ooops. Or sees it parked out front when showing up for a suprise visit….kwim?
Besides, HOW COOL IS THAT!? I’d want it now! LOL.