Post # 1
I live in Europe and it is not very common for us that the bride and groom exchange gifts for the wedding. But we come from different cultures and I know that he is planning some sort of surprise for me and I would really like to repay it.
Firts I wanted to get him personalized cuff-links, but I’ve found out that he is going to buy them himself.
My other idea was to buy him a very good quality camera, since he is very good in taking photos and we are going to safari on our honeymoon and otherwise we would have to borrow the camera from someone. But I am not sure if this gift is right or personal enough.
I am really struggling with this, because Man its difficult to get him a gift that he would want and couldnt get it himself.
Good bees, do you have any ideas what could I do? Doesnt have to be a material gift, even a surprise of some kind could do. What did you guys do?
Thanks for yuor help.
Post # 2
The camera sounds like a lovely gift and personal since you said he is good at taking photos. I know many brides purchase watches or socks to gift to their groom. I think whatever you do will be wonderful and include a heartfelt message to give it that extra touch.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I think the camera is a lovely idea
Post # 4
A camera wouold be great and if you match it with a cute card saying that you want to capture your future memories together it would be perfect!!!
You could get him a tie bar which is engraved as a cheaper alternative.
Post # 5
My husband and I usually give gifts that are more of an experience than object so finding a wedding gift was kind of hard for me. I thought about cuff links too, but he works in a casual office and we aren’t fancy people so maybe these would come out once a decade. lol. Anyway, I knew he would go out for a run the morning of the wedding since that’s how he likes to release stress (ha!) and generally kick off big days. I ended up special ordering Nike running shoes in his size. On their website, you can customize colors and even have some words cutom printed on the shoes. I put our wedding date and wedding hashtag.
His present to me was so non bridal but I loved it. It was a sports cooler with my favorite team’s logo on top and filled with my favorite breakfast foods and desserts for my bmaid’s and me. He was scared I would forget to eat in all the commotion and he didn’t want me to be hangry at the alter. lol
We both also wrote nice cards to each other.
Post # 6
Roaringinthefall : Thnaks, and yes a personal note is a lovely idea. I cant buy him a watch because he already has 2 great watches he got from his family, so I couldnt affird anything of that value not to menion the sentimental value behind it (one is from his grandfather and the other one from his father).
Post # 7
becstar1102 : Thank you for the avice anc also great idea on what to write on the card 🙂
Post # 8
runsauce : What a nice story. Lovely gifts. And how wonderfully sweet of him to worry for you if you will eat on your big day. He sounds like a wonderful person.
I like the idea of something of an experience, I too try to normally buy or arrange gifsts that would be experiences. I heard some brides make a surprise to the husband at the wedding with singing or dancing…
But honestly, if he would hear me sing, there woud be no wedding, Im scared he would run away 😀
Post # 9
weddingnewbeee : ha! funny you mentioned that. At our reception venue, there was an old piano on display at the entrance. i asked my then fiance if he thought I should learn to play so i could play for him at the reception. His response, “please don’t” LOL at least he was polite.
Post # 10
I think that the camera is a great idea. I was going to get FH a watch, but when I brought it up, he was totally against it. FH does stage fighting for renaissance faires, so I’m going to get him a shield for his costume. I would have rather gotten him something he can use regularly, but this is what he wanted, so that is what he’s getting.
Post # 11
I would definitely do the camera. It’s a personal gift because it’s something that you know he would love, is related to something he loves to do, and will be used on your honeymoon. I would include a personal note as a PP said, that will make it more special.