(Closed) What are you getting your groom?

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got my FIL a diamond cross necklace.  The plus side of it is that it was 75% off at Zales.  So check Zales out right now all of there men jelwery is 50-75% off .  Good look!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i am getting my FI a skull and crossbones tie to wear at our reception.  Trust me, it is not tacky.  Just a narrow black tie with a very small skull and crossbones design.  He really wanted the groomsmen to wear this particular tie, but our ceremony is in a church and I felt a little weird about it.  I think he’ll enjoy wearing it for the reception.  Also, I a getting him tickets to a Red Sox/Yankee game.  he is a Yankee fan, and I am totally Red Sox.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would like to do a Boudoir photo shoot, but I still have some weight to lose before I do that!

However, I am also making him a book of our relationship.  I am writing the story of my perspective of when we first met, our first date, and our first few months together.  Plus, he’s saved every card I’ve ever written him, so I am either going to put all of the cards in the book, or rewrite them in a creative way.  I’m not crafty at all or good at scrapbooking, so I am going to write it, but I am going to probably enlist a few crafty friends for the actual putting it together.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I got him those cufflinks recently posted about, the ones made of baseball stadium seats.  He’s a huge Yankee fan.  I wanted to keep it a secret, but I think he poked around and found them (gotta find better hiding spots!).  I think I am also going to get him a bathrobe, one of those fancy spa ones, with his initials embroidered on it.  He keeps looking online at the pics of the hotel where we’re staying for our honeymoon and commenting on how excited he is for the robes.  So I figured I’d get him his own. 

A nice watch is a classic wedding gift. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ SoontobeMrsCruz,That is an awesome idea! I really love it! I love making stuff for the FI because it’s so personable. We’ve been dating over 8 years so anything monetary we have already given each other. I brought up the bride/groom gift idea (didn’t even know people did that??) to him couple weeks ago. His response was…um we’re getting married…paying for the wedding. I think that’s gift enough. Hahha. And I have to agree. If I do "get" him anything it will probably be stealing Mrs. Cruz’s idea of reassembling all the cards! I have saved ALL cards we’ve given each other over the years…birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries, the couple V-day/Sweetest Day cards.

Hm. I was brainstorming MrsCruz. What about cutting up the parts of the card that are actually written by you. Then maybe parts of each card that you like, perhaps images, quotes, etc then taking the bits & pieces and adhering them into a page. Do that for each card/per page in a scrapbook? Just a quick thought…not sure how you will feel about "cutting" up the cards. Not sure how I feel about that!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ummmmm, Nothing. We talked about it and decided to go in on a new stove. i’m SO flippin’ excited about replacing my 60’s monstrosity with a shiny new oven though. Plus, i’m already buying myself a new digital camera with my tax refund. So, needles to say, we’re going to have sweet pics from our hm!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think we’re getting each other anything, either — we’re just going to exchange cards.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I did a boudior photo shoot so there is the book from that. And I got him locket cufflinks and ill put pictures of his father who is no longer with us.

I havent decided when to give him the bouidor book though, I dont exactly want him opening it in front of all guys while they are getting ready.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What does your groom like? Could you get him a funky tie or some fun cufflinks? Does he like videogames — is there a game or a system he’d enjoy? Would he want a new camera for the honeymoon, or is there something you bake that he’d love to be surprised with while getting ready on the wedding day? Would he enjoy an appointment for a really close professional shave or a massage the morning-of? Is there a concert coming up in the future that you could get him two tickets to, or an amusement park or something nearby that he’d enjoy? Does he have a super-favorite band where he’d enjoy getting one of their box sets?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I got my FH a watch but he found it.  I think I’m going to get him a nice big bottle of his favorite whiskey and send it to him on a fancy platter while he’s gettin ready with a glass he can keep and enough hotel glasses for his groomsmen.  I hate shopping for him without his input so I’ll probably take him shopping before or after the wedding 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am also doing a boudoir magazine style book for him, but I also don’t want to give him that until we are together alone after the wedding.  I will probably get him cuff links to wear that I can give him on the morning of our day…I’m not sold on that idea yet though…

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m doing a boudoir photobook for him & having a girl on etsy make him giraffe cufflinks.  His best friend, the man that was suppossed to be his best man, took his own life last year due to years of severe OCD and his favorite animal was a giraffe.  That way he can still be with us on our special day.

Sarah

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Sarah – that’s a great idea.  My FI’s bff died several years ago do to a drug related accident.  I would love to get him something similar to remind him of his bff.  I also like the idea of the cufflinks with the pics. 

As of yet my plan is to get FI the watch of his dreams (he’s totally a watch guy) and also I found some cufflinks made out of old typewriter keys that I will probably get him.  He loves to write and is working on his first novel so they really suit him.  

Maybe I can get the cufflinks with his bff’s initials on them to go with the above mentioned thoughts / ideas. Thanks guys!

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