Post # 1
Im getting married June 2009, and I know there still is a lottttt of time. However, Im on a tight budget with the wedding but I would also like to surprise my fiance with a gift on the wedding day. I know many people get their fiances watches.. but I was wondering if anyone had any more creative/other/sentimental ideas that you’ve either given or heard about?
Any advice would be appreciated!
Post # 3
I have heard that it is bad luck to give someone a watch on their wedding day. I know lots of girls give boudoir photos. I got my hubbie and Xbox360. Kept him busy while I finished up the last of the wedding planning.
Chinese brides-can anyone verify that?
Post # 4
Hi there..from what I know….and I recently had a conversation with my dad about this since I’m in the middle of moving into a condo..for the Chinese (I don’t know if it applies to any other culture) giving a clock and/or a watch is bad luck b/c it’s like counting down to one’s death.
Post # 5
I heard more and more brides are giving the boudoir photos to their husband-to-be. I thought this is cool 🙂
Post # 6
I am planning to buy my fiance a very expensive watch that he drooled over when we went on vacation earlier this year. He is Chinese. I know he’ll love it and wouldn’t have considered such a common gift if I didn’t know how happy he would be. He has a big birthday coming up too. I could give it to him then.. but from the sound of it, it is always bad luck to give a watch as a gift in Chinese tradition. Is this true?
As for other ideas, my 2nd idea is a trip to see Yankee Stadium before it is torn down, but that wouldn’t work for you either since your wedding is next year. Maybe a trip to see the new Yankee Stadium?
Post # 7
I am planning on doing something a lil’ less material. I think I’m going to pay for an "adventure" for FI and I to do during the honeymoon. Think we might "dive with the sharks". FI isn’t a watch person. And I was stumped on anything else.
Post # 8
Where are you located? I’m in LA and I did a boudoir session with a really good photographer that was pretty reasonably priced. I loved my pics.
However, if that is still price prohibitive, why don’t you make a nice scrapbook for him. You could include pics, ticket stubs and little momentos of the wonderful moments you have had together and put in comments next to the pictures telling him what you remember about that moment or event and why that makes you love and want to marry him. And then on the last page, tell him how much you look forward to creating new memories in your life together. I think that would be a very meaningful gift. It may just takes a lot of time that you may not have right now though. Or you can get that book called "What I Love About You" that I got along w/my boudoir photos for a wedding gift for my then FI. It’s a cute book that has sections for you to fill out such as "When we first met, if we were in a cartoon, the caption above my head would say this…". I only filled out about 20% of it before I gave it to my FI though. 🙂 hahahaha He still liked it though. 🙂
Post # 9
Ok …I’m so sorry..I misspoke…Clocks are bad to give to someone…a watch is OK..sorry about that…I just asked my Uncle to clear that up.
(PS. if you watch the Young and the Restless on tv, one of the characters gave her new husband a watch with an engravement message on it-very touching!)
Cufflinks are also another idea…
Post # 10
I’m giving fiance a money clip with some diamonds in it. It’s not gaudy or anything, but a little step up from your basic stainless steel money clip. I also had a messaged engraved on it, on the inside.
Post # 11
we decided we’re not giving each other gifts, but that’s us, since we don’t even get each other stuff for bdays,xmas, etc since we’re not very materialistic… and plus it saves us money and we can spend it on the wedding 😀
Post # 12
we both got watches for each other. he’s chinese. we are not superstitious. 😛
Post # 13
Great Idea Here!
Do you remember the cologne your first love wore? Remember Drakkar or Polo? They probably bring back great (or maybe not so great) memories of the past. So…buy each other a special fragrance ($50-100 isn’t much, right?) to wear on the wedding day and to bring along to wear EVERY DAY of your honeymoon. You pick a fragrance YOU like and vice versa. Then, only wear it on special occasions, romantic nights, anniversaries. This way, every time you catch a whiff of that cologne of perfume, lingering memories of your special day(s) will come flooding back. Priceless.
Post # 14
I gave my husband a pair of shoes. LOL They were expensive and he had his eye on them for months. So I gave them to him about two weeks before, so he could break them in! He still wears them and he loves them. Now, when we renew our vows in 2010, I’m getting him a watch. Neither one of us wears one, so he’s getting me one for my birthday this year I think. He’ll have to wait until 2010 for me to save up! That’s what you haev to do when you have expensive taste like he does!
Post # 15
I’m getting my fiancee a leather card wallet with a money clip that I’ll get his initials engraved on. He has been wanting a new wallet for awhile and needs just a thin one that he can carry at work too. I was going to pay for a hunting excursion for him but it was too costly for us right now.
Post # 16
I am doing a "For His Eyes Only" photo book of my boudoir shoot. I just did it a few weeks ago and I have to say – it was awesome! My photographer (husband/wife team) rock! They made me comfortable and got some super sexy (but not slutty) shots that are going to make my Fis toes curl! =) They travel and I HIGHLY recommend them for any photography needs. They just rock.
The book will be in a little basket that will also have some fun things like fuzzy socks – "in case you get cold feet" =)