Post # 1
I have really been thinking about this a lot and got SUPER excited when over the weekend my fiance saw a friends watch and was ohhhing and ahhhing over it. I didnt think he even wanted a watch but he made a comment about how it would be cool to have a really nice watch. So I immediatly went home and did an Google search for the first name brand watch I could think of – Rolex. Ummm no. $6,000+ dollars?!?! I know there are other nice brands so I will start searching for those but then started to wonder what others did for their gifts for the groom. Please share pics, stories of how you gave it to them, etc.
Post # 2
We’re doing an experience rather than an item. FI has been obsessed with dinosaurs since he was a kid, and so I’ve arranged for us to go on a fossil dig sometime after the wedding.
Post # 3
Look into Tissot watches. They have very classic styles and the quality is very good for the price (many in the $350-$600 range). FI and I both have Tissots and both watches have held up very well.
FI’s birthday is a couple weeks before our wedding, so this may be cheating a bit because his bday gift is kind of a wedding gift too. I’m having a boudoir session done in a few weeks and I’m going to give him an album of my favorite shots.
Post # 4
CallMeMrsG: DH and I spoke before the wedding and we both agreed not to give extravagant gifts. <br /><br />I got him something that was extremely sentimental, I got him cufflinks that had his favorite picture of his grandmother on her wedding day. She passed away a few years ago, and I wanted to honor her and my father the day of the wedding. <br /><br />His gift to me was a song that he wrote and sang to me during the reception.
Post # 5
I am painting a picture of his prized possession – a 2011 Mustang.
Post # 6
I’m purchasing his wedding suit as a wedding gift.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse
I did cufflinks, I found a pair of rail spike cufflinks where they removed the date stamp from the top of the spike and made it into the cufflink.
FI is a 3rd generation railroader and loves being a classic gentleman…a great way to combine both aspects of him
Post # 8
CallMeMrsG: My groom and I decided ‘no gifts’, but since we both know each other so well, we both did a little/cutesy thing, which was given to us each by our best man. He drove to me the morning of, and presented me with a gorgeous bouquet of roses, and the sweetest letter, and then returned with my gift for the groom, which was a “Groom’s Survival Kit”. I wrote a small letter on the front of the bag, and on the back listed why I got him the small items I did, which included: a small bottle of whiskey to calm his nerves, a personalized flask to keep him classy, cigars for him and his men to share, chapstick to keep his lips soft for me, a pack of gum to keep his breath fresh, cufflinks to show my love and adoration for what he does (they represented his career field), tissues in case he cries (or I did), and finally the brown paper bag in case he hyperventilates.
He loved it 🙂 And, it was not very expensive!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
My FI and his dad are HUGE watch fanatics….Like my FI has 15 watches (if we cashed them in we could get a VERY nice house and pay cash) I have always joked with him about well you don’t have to ever worry about me getting you a watch because you are too expensive for my taste lol.
How much are you wanting to spend on a watch because there are some TAG watches around $2000 and there are a few others that are good quality but below $2000.
I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to do it…I may enlist the help of my FMIL to pull this off. <br /><br />
My FI was eyeing a watch at the jewelers when we went to get my ring cleaned I think it was $1500 but the jeweler is best friends with his parents and she can get it at cost.
I’m also doing a Boudoir session it will be in a leatherbound book (it was a add on to my Photography package) It will be waiting in the Honeymoon Suite for him when we get back to the Hotel after the wedding!!
Post # 10
FutureMrsHouy: I saw that on Pinterest too which was why I was excited he was even interested in having a watch. I was thinking no more than $500 or so. I know all the big names will probably be out but hopefully I can find something nice in that price range.
Everyone has such GREAT ideas! I am loving them all! Thanks for sharing!
Post # 11
CallMeMrsG: I got him a humidor filled with cigars for him and the groomsmen to smoke and a nice note to go along with it. was going to do cufflinks but my dad beat me to the punch on those. I bought him a beautiful pocket watch this past Valentine’s day which I might have engraved for the big day.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
CallMeMrsG: I gave my guy a handmade leather wallet. He got me rescue kittens!
Post # 13
CallMeMrsG: He’s getting nadda.
My thought is; we are paying for a portion of our wedding ourselves and have decided to buy eachother’s wedding bands. Weddings are way too expensive to be adding on the pressure of another gift to eachother! He will get a sweet card and that’s it because we will have the rest of our lives and many more milestones to get eachother gifts.
Post # 14
When we got married we had already combined our finances and were paying for about half the wedding ourselves. We’re young and poor so our wedding was our gift to each other. I wish we had written notes to each other though, one small detail that escaped me…
Post # 15
I gave mine cufflinks, which I know is a bit overdone, but he already had a nice watch (which he doesn’t wear much anyway). I found a pair of cufflinks made from Koa wood, and he used a box made of Koa wood to propose with, so i thought it made it kind of special. 🙂
He surprised me with our getaway car- a 1950s Bentley. So cool!