Gift for your groom (bride) on wedding day?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is giving a gift on the wedding day to your SO a thing?

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  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee

    We did this – I had to tell my now husband though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I got him a very personalised book from LoveBook and a more gimmicky gift of a Game of Thrones t shirt: ‘I went to a wedding and all I got was this bloody t shirt’

    I wanted to give something sentimental to keep forever but also typical of the kind of thing we’d do for each other.

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

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    MiaSuperstar :  

    discuss this with DH. I like that we had a reminder of our wedding. I got him a nice watch which he loves and needed and I received a pair of earrings. It reminds me of our wedding often, more so than our rings because it’s special. 

    It doesn’t need to be anything big, just something personal between the two of u. It’s completely optional too.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I have only seen this on heavily American oriented websites such as this one! Although I’m sure various other cultures which I am less aware of must also have traditions like this. DH is also European (he had never heard of this) and I am Canadian. DH and I agreed that the entire wedding and getting married was our gift to eachother, and we didn’t need or didn’t want to spend the money on anything extra. But if you have money to spare, I think its a really nice sentiment. 

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

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    MiaSuperstar :  Yes, it’s a thing, but my FH and I don’t plan to do this ourselves. Common gifts I’ve heard of are things like jewelry, cufflinks, an engraved Bible with new last name….the idea is that the gift should be something lasting that they will have and use for years to come, not something like concert tickets. I’ve also heard of couples opting to write letters to each other, which I think is a nice touch, just not for us. More than likely FH and I will end up sending some ridiculous GIFs back and forth the morning of our wedding to show our excitement; it’s just more our style. We’ll have plenty of other momentos from the day that will last for years without having to spend more money on gifts for each other. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I gave my husband a gift but it just a small thing that was an inside joke between us. He did not get me a gift which was totally fine as I was not expecting one – I thought of mine the morning of the wedding.

    I don’t actually know anyone IRL who gave a present to thier spouse on their wedding day.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

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    MiaSuperstar :  I would definitely discuss it with him before buying anything! He might not feel comfortable spending more money than you already have for that day, but especially give him a heads up so he doesn’t feel awful if you get him a gift and he doesn’t get you something too.

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    It’s good to discuss it. I wasn’t planning on doing it but my husband really wanted to get me a piece of jewelry that I could wear at our wedding and it ended up being a gorgeous bracelet, which I love and wear frequently. But we didn’t “exchange” gifts. He just got me the bracelet and received a happy new wife in return. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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