Post # 1
I wanted to see if this was common. When FI’s brother and SIL got married, they exchanged letters that they had written to each other. I have heard about other couples actually getting a present for each other. What are your thoughts and feelings on this one?
Post # 3
I think it can be fun and sweet, but it just wasn’t in our budget. I told him I was his gift 🙂
Post # 4
Since so much money was being spent, we just exchanged cards in addition to your written vows.
For our 1 year I will do something much more special. For me, so much is given to me that day including the marriage, memories photos, spending time with friends and family and then the Honeymoon, that another physical gift will be lost in some respects among it all. When I think of my marriage day, my first thought wont be “Oh my husband gave me Fill In The Blank”. It will be of anything else.
I would rather put the money towards an extra special 1 year anniversary.
Post # 5
I think it is pretty common. Instead of DH and I getting each other gifts, we pooled our money and bought a new luggage set. Not the most romantic thing ever but we’re pretty practical people.
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s necessary by any means but I do think it’s a nice gesture. FI and I will be exchanging gifts. My original plan was to get him a dirt bike (yes, a dirt bike) but that fell through so now I’m majorly downgrading to cufflinks, lol. However, I already know he loves them since he sent me the link to show me how cool they were a few months ago. He has no clue that I’m getting them for him! 🙂
iCufflinks! FI’s a mac and iPhone developer so these are right up his alley. For all you PC users, this is the start button on the Mac. What’s really cool is they have an LED light built in that pulsates.
Post # 7
@UpstateCait: Those are so cool! He will love those! My FI received a pair of cufflinks from a relative and he loves them. They weren’t as cool as those, but he was still really excited about them.
Post # 8
We did not exchange gifts other than our wedding rings. It was funny though in the limo after the ceremony I turned to my husband and said, “So what did you get me?” His scared face was priceless. I was kidding of course.
Post # 9
We’re planning on exchanging cards and a small gift. I think I may get him cufflinks also, but golf themed.
Post # 10
We exchanged cards with a short love letter inside.
Post # 11
I’ve been thinking about what to do for my future husband on our wedding day but I have no clue what to do. If I write a note, do I write it while I’m sitting in my wedding dress waiting for the ceremony to start or do I write it way before, like the night before. I know that I’m going to be super nervous! Plus I’m scared that I will write my future hubby a nice note and that he won’t write me one, then I will feel totally akward and upset. I can tell him, “hey lets exchange love notes before the wedding” but then does that “ruin” it? I don’t think that I will give him a gift but I want to write a note. Good Luck with whatever you decide to do.
Post # 12
I think wedding shows put pressure on this to be more extravagant than necessary, lol! Like most everyone else above, we decided no gifts–the wedding photos, videos, picbooth, etc was gift enough!
Post # 13
We have written letters to each other. We actually wrote them on June 23rd, 2011, otherwise known as a year before our wedding :-). I really liked that idea, and he was a fan, too! I think we may just stick with the letters. He also is not big on shopping.
Post # 14
I thought about getting something, but we don’t really need anything from each other.
I would love to receive a note from FI, so we’ve agreed to do cards for one another 🙂
Post # 15
We’re trying to do gifts for each other, however, instead of exchanging them on the wedding day, we’re going to have them brought to the house while we’re not there. That way we’ll come home to the surprises to each other and no one has to worry about making sure it gets packed up w/everything else at the venue.
A little note before the ceremony never fails to bring a tear to the eye. We’re aiming for giggles and tears. 😉
Post # 16
We will be exchanging gifts the night before I am pretty sure… not the day of..