What are you giving/gave your groom before the wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
2657 posts
Sugar bee

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
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
4 posts
  • Wedding: park

I am painting a picture of his prized possession – a 2011 Mustang.

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m purchasing his wedding suit as a wedding gift. 

Post # 7
743 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
883 posts
Busy bee
  • 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 # 11
567 posts
Busy bee

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
8847 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

CallMeMrsG:  I gave my guy a handmade leather wallet.  He got me rescue kittens!

Post # 13
992 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
895 posts
Busy bee

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
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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!

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