Post # 1
My FH already knows I’m doing a boudoir shoot for his wedding day present. The problem is, he is completely stumped on what to get me. I am so happy just to be getting married, and we are out of "cashflow", so I don’t even have any ideas. (Trust me, this is a rare thing to not want a gift!)
Can you help me get my creative juices flowing? I’m already wearing earrings he gave me, and my dress doesn’t look good with necklaces, etc. I would like it to be something "longer lasting" or something with heirloom qualities, but I am open to ANY suggestions.
URLs/pics even better. 😉 Thanks!
Post # 3
What is your budget? I see that your cash flow is low, but how low? It will help me a lot to have at least a price range.
Post # 4
If it’s possible I would want a phot album, in chronological order, of the two of us growing up and getting engaged. Nothing fancy, but like his baby pictures, then mine, then our toddler pics, and so on, ending with the engagement. It would be awesome to have something like that! (Aw, I just got teary eyed!!)
He’d only need to buy the scrapbook and have a friend help him make it. An inexpensive and meaningful gift that is made to pass down!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Ooooo this is a tough one. Even though the day is about rings, if you’re thinking about jewelry, how about a right-hand-ring? (Though, that’s something you might save for an anniversary…).
Does your ensemble call for a hair-clip or a brooch? Or, if it’s going to be cool on your wedding day, how about a shawl or bolero that goes with your outfit?
Other things that wouldn’t quite be heirloom quality.. how about something for the two of you to do together, like a couple’s massage, or if you’re going somewhere exotic for your honeymoon, a scuba diving lesson or something like that?
I totally understand being low on cashflow… lots of times I am asked what I want and my answer is "nothing! I spent all the money on you, don’t spend any more!" LOL
Post # 6
well, my gift to him is about $150. If you take our budget, there is only $66 that is not allocated (our wedding is in 2 weeks, so I think we have everything in there). However, it’s not like we are going into big debt or anything, and we are just doing a minimoon, so I would say in the 100-200 range, depending on the gift.
Post # 7
I honestly don’t know if we’re doing wedding day gifts to each other. It will really depend on what our fiancial situation looks like around the wedding. I hope he’ll give me a card or something we can save, but other than that, anything would be a bonus.
Post # 8
I am getting my fiance a piece of Art. I think if you do exchange gifts on the wedding day present should be something that lasts as long as your marriage, others may not agree, but that is how I feel.
I don’t think they need to be expensive, just long lasting. Like I heard of someone giving their bride all the notes he saved through their relationship, kind of in a scrapbook way. I would love a gift like that. Jewelry is nice too because it can be passed down from generation to generation. Like if he gave me a piece of family jewelry, I would be really happy. I love sentimental gifts. Anything with meaning is nice.
Post # 9
If you want something that will last, a photo album is a good idea. I know my fiance would have trouble with something creative like that. I’d love something I could keep; a meaningful book, a nice leather item, even something I could wear on my honeymoon and be photographed in a ton. I think the right hand rings are a great suggestion, as are simple bracelets or earrings.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
I want something that Mr. SR picks out himself, I always have to give him hints; it would be nice for him to surprise me with something from his heart.
Post # 11
honestly my present would be for it to be all over with and on my honeymoon lol
Post # 12
*snort* I remember feeling that way too, Zerocat.
Post # 13
Honestly, I think I would be fine with anything that he puts some thought into (though any kind of bling is always a welcome gift ;).
Until the other day, he didn’t even know that tradition is to give a gift. It casually came up in conversation, but I don’t think I explained very well. I might do an art photo book of the places we’re planning to travel on our African honeymoon… but I’m not 100% sure yet. I still have to marinate on that one.
How did your fiances/husbands know to give a gift? Did you tell them? Did they already know? Beside cannotwait, have they asked what you want?
Post # 14
I’m with doctorgirl and a bunch of others – any type of jewelry is always a plus (who is going to buy you jewels if not your husband?!)
Post # 15
I think I’d like some type of jewelry, so that every time I wore it I’d be reminded of our wedding day. My dad gave my mom diamond earrings on their wedding day, but unfortunately, she lost them in a suitcase that was stolen on a trip a few years later. :-/
Post # 16
I have to say jewelry is always a plus, but more importantly to me something that a lot of thought was put into.
My hubby I think learned about wedding gifts between the bride/groom from watching all the wedding shows with me, lol.
For our wedding, my hubby gave me one of those journey necklaces. Not to sound ungrateful (because he spend a pretty good amount on a really quality one with good sized stones) but I have to say I wasn’t too thrilled with it. I’m more into jewelry that’s a little more intricate and more unique. Getting something that you constantly see on commercials just didn’t make me feel very special. And to top it off, when I opened it my godmother was nearby taking photos and said, "Oh look, it’s just like the one I’m wearing, except yours is real!" Wow, nothing like wearing the same necklace as someone else on your wedding day. I had one I had gotten for the day, but wore the new one to be nice, even though I now wish I hadn’t. Now the necklace is tucked away in the safe and not sure when it will come out. We could have exchanged it within 30 days, but from the time he bought a bit before the wedding, so by the time we got back from the honeymoon the 30 days was up. Here’s a photo of my oh so excited face (excuse my hair/makeup it was only half done at that point):