Post # 1
This is pointed to the ladies of the hive…
My Fi and I are getting married in the Catholic church and my gift to him is a book of boudoir photos from a shoot I did with a really wonderful photographer. None of them are racy and, actually, they’re fairly non-boudoir for a boudoir photo shoot (I wore a dress for a few…it made me feel sexy! Plus it left a little something to the imagination…can’t reveal EVERYTHING the morning of the wedding)…so my question is…how do you suggest I get it to him without it being discovered by the church-nun (who isn’t terribly pleasant to begin with) since it’s not QUITE small enough for him to slip in his pocket…or perused by one of his groomsmen since he will be with them ALL morning long.
I can’t think of anything more embarrassing than the nun or groomsmen taking a gander at my mostly naked physique. Yet I really want to have one of my ladies deliver it to him the morning of the wedding (we’re keeping up the "not seeing each other" tradition). Any advice?
Post # 3
What about after the wedding … when you get back to the hotel room/your house/wherever you will be spending the night …. if you could have it in your luggage, then you can hand it to him for him to enjoy while you are "slipping into something comfortable" … hehe
Post # 4
we’re not exchanging gifts. we don’t even do gifts for bdays etc… if we do it’s something small or we spend time together 🙂
Post # 5
um… we already gave each other our gifts and the wedding isn’t even until next month 🙂
Post # 6
jeepers! i didn’t even think of a gift for him yet!
Post # 7
I’ve been pondering the exact same question. I’ve decided to slip the wrapped boudoir album to him at the end of the rehearsal dinner and ask him to open it when he’s alone… then it can be safely concealed before wedding preparations begin. On the morning of the wedding, I’ll send him a note and maybe another little something (handkerchief? cufflinks?) b/c I’m pretty sure that our families know I’m supposed to give him something, so I’d like to also give him a little something he can show people if they ask what I gave him.
Post # 8
Even though he gave me mine at the rehearsal (a beautiful diamond necklace that I ended up wearing with my wedding dress)….I gave him mine before our "first moment" on our wedding day. My giddy bridesmaids delivered it to his dressing room. =)
Post # 9
I was thinking of doing the boudoir photos too, but worcesterbride, you bring up a great point… I also need to give him something that he can show people if they ask what I gave him!!!!! I KNOW that if he gets me a gift, the first question my mom or bridesmaids would ask is "What did you get him?" Eeeeeeek!
I think you should either give it to him the night before, at the end of the rehearsal dinner and have him open it up when he gets back to his house or the hotel. Or, have your bridesmaid deliver it early– while he is still getting ready. I agree that you probably shouldn’t bring it to the church. I don’t think its a huge deal, but you also don’t want it forgotten somewhere along the way in all the hustle and bustle of the ceremony!
Post # 10
Thanks for the good ideas, girls! I have been wondering the same thing! I am doing a boudoir photo album and, thanks to your advice, will give it to him at a time when we are alone the night before (our rehearsal is on Friday night and our wedding is on Sunday so we have a day in between). I am also getting him a watch and will have my girls deliver that the morning of.