Who is supposed to buy the groom's cufflinks?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Who purchases the groom's cufflinks?
    The bride buys them for her groom! : (19 votes)
    38 %
    The best man gives the groom cufflinks. : (0 votes)
    Cufflinks should be a gift from the groom's father to his son. : (2 votes)
    4 %
    The groom buys them himself. : (11 votes)
    22 %
    OTHER (please post) : (18 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
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    1346 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t believe there is any tradition involving who buys the groom’s cufflinks. If you want to give him some maybe just let your FFIL know to cover your bases.

    Post # 4
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    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’ve never heard of any tradition re: cufflinks. My DH ended up buying his own when we went to pick up his suit because we both completely forgot about it. We also then decided to add cufflinks for all the groomsmen to add to their gift because if we didn’t think of it, they probably didn’t either.

    Post # 5
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    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think that it is supposed to be his mother.

    Post # 6
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    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    My husband wore a pair he already had that was given to him like 5 years ago by his aunt and uncle. They were personalized with his college’s logo on one side and his initials on the other.

    But he rented his suit, and that included cufflinks. I’ve never heard of a traditonal gifting of them.

    Post # 7
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    42538 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No one is SUPPOSED to buy the groom’s cufflinks. Every  situation is different. I have never before heard of any tradition involving the nest man buying them for the groom.

    Some grooms have family, school or professionally related  cufflinks they want to wear.

    Some men like to choose their own new cufflinks.

    They are a great gift from the bride, especially if he regularly wears shirts that require cufflinks.

    Post # 8
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    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @lovelove1028:  I have never even heard of this ‘tradition’. I think if you found a pair for him then just get them.

    Post # 9
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    2516 posts
    Sugar bee

    @lovelove1028:  I bought the cuff links my SO will be wearing on our wedding day. I haven’t heard of any tradition regarding who buys the groom’s cuff links. 

    Post # 10
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Cufflinks are an optional item.  They are not required.  If someone wants him to wear them, then that someone should buy them.  If you are renting tuxes, most come with cufflinks.

    I bought FI cufflinks for him to wear for our wedding but only because I saw the perfect ones for him and knew he’d like them.  But by all means it was because I wanted to.

    Post # 11
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    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    There are no rules. He doesn’t even have to buy cufflinks. Stop looking for “rules” to tell you what to do, and focus on just planning and being heppy with your own choices and planning!

    Post # 12
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    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think cufflinks came with the tux my husband rented. Not entirely sure tho, because cufflinks weren’t really a big deal to either of us.

    Post # 14
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    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I don’t know who is SUPPOSED to but I got my man his. He is beyond obsessed with great white sharks, so I bought him a shark tie and cufflinks to wear. He is so excited!

     

    Post # 15
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    2992 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My FH would never wear cufflinks – even for his own wedding and frankly it is a non-issue for me!

    Post # 16
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    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @lovelove1028:  Normally he buys his own, or wears ones he has.  If you found some you love and want him to have, give them to him.  However – if they are for the wedding SAY SO when you give them to him.

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