When in the wedding timeline to exchange gifts with SO?

posted 2 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Busy bee

prahajess:  i think it depends on what works best for you; if you both want to exchange heart felt letters with the gifts, it might be nicer opening them during getting ready… if you want to see each others faces unwrapping & have enough time planned during the first look you could do it then… or you could also do it at the end of the night/ first morning as a married couple… endless possibilities for you 😀

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

prahajess: i’ve seen it separately while getting ready, but that couple did not do a first look. 

It could be really cute to exchange it at the first look!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We did ours separately while we were getting ready, and our videographers filmed each of our reactions. We did a first look but the gifts we gave each other would not have worked for that. Also, time! You gotta be strategic and maximize it ’cause that day is ca-razy 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

TaraMay_:  I am doing the same as you.  I want the videographer/photographer to shoot pics/vid of him opening my gift when he’s getting ready and same for me that way it would be to see it when all we get the pics/vid back.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

prahajess:  We opened our gifts separately while getting ready, but we had two photographers so we got some great pics of it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

We also opened gifts separately, but with two photographers so we have pictures of each others reactions.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I guess I have never thought of that. I’m still unsure of what to get my FI, as at one point he said I could just pay for his new deer head and that would be fine. But, whe we went to pick it up, he paid for it (although I said I could still reimburse him for it).

Depending on what it was that we got each other (if anything), I’d probably do it before the wedding. But, we’ll see.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

prahajess:  its really up to the couple. 

For us, we exchanged our gifts on the wedding day. While he was getting ready I instructed one of the groomsmen to give my gift to my DH ( I left him a note and gift on my dresser, I was at my moms house getting ready). His gift to me was a song he wrote and sang for me at the reception

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