(Closed) When in the wedding timeline to exchange gifts with SO?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
Member
714 posts
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
Member
2924 posts
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
Member
2460 posts
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
Member
236 posts
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
Member
8475 posts
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
Member
2612 posts
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
Member
4905 posts
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
Member
6561 posts
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

The topic ‘When in the wedding timeline to exchange gifts with SO?’ is closed to new replies.

Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

Find Amazing Vendors