Post # 1
So, up until very recently I had no idea I’m supposed to give my Fiance a gift at the wedding! She’s getting me! And she got a fancy ring! And a fancy wedding! I’m also supposed to buy a gift?!
Ok, the initial shock has worn off. Thanks Weddingbee for letting me know I’m supposed to buy a gift or I would have felt bad if she was expecting a gift and I had nothing to give! I’ve been trying to figure out what I can get her, I think the stress is comming from the fact that we will have this really amazing day planned then what if my gift dissapoints?
Last night it finally occured to me, I would like to get her a charm bracelet. Is this an acceptable gift? I was thinking I could put a charm for our wedding, then surprise her with another charm on our honeymoon then keep giving her charms on special occasions. I think this is something she would love, as she is the type that really cherishes everything I give her. She is very sentimental and hangs on to everything.
I know nothing about jewlery, so is something that women wear or this is teenage jewlery? I know I’m a woman as well, but I am so clueless about this stuff.
Post # 3
I didn’t get my husband one & he didn’t get me one. We both gave each other wedding bands if you can count that. Other than that, we committed our selves to each othr for the rest of our lives. 🙂
THAT BEING SAID, I think the charm bracelet is a lovely idea! Very sweet indeed!
Post # 4
The pandora bracelets are very popular right now and you could start off with a few different charms and hand write a note about why you chose each one. “This green charm represents the beauty in your eyes” etc.
Post # 5
While I don’t think it is at all necessary to get a gift I do think the charm bracelet idea is wonderful.
My Fiance and I put a strict limit of $30.00 on our gifts to each other. It was just meant to be something small and meaningful without putting added stress on our budget. He got me an amazing novel on France and I got him cufflinks that look like six speed manual shift knobs…both perfect. 🙂
Post # 6
I’ve looked at the Pandora bracelets and I’m not sure that I really like them, it looks mostly like it’s just a bunch of colored beads. I saw some really cute charms on Blue Nile and Thomas Sabo, I’m just not sure if this is something that is still in fashion.
I really like this wedding ring set charm and was thinking of getting a charm like this on a silver charm bracelet.
Post # 7
A traditional charm bracelet (as in, not a Pandora, but one that has links on it) is a classic piece of jewelry. You cannot go wrong. ESPECIALLY if she is sentimental like you say.
The best part of a traditional charm bracelet is that the charms can be found for $20 or less in sterling silver. Yes, there are expensive brands like Thomas Sabo etc, but most normal chain jewellery stores should carry the charms. There is also a MUCH bigger selection of traditional charms then there will ever be for Pandora (whose charms cost like $90+ each)
The down side of a traditional charm bracelet is that unless the charm comes with a clip like the Thomas Sabo ones you have to pay to get them soldered onto the bracelet (they solder it on with a ring, rather than solder the charm itself straight to the bracelet).
Now, all of that being said you do not have to exchange gifts on the wedding day. This is something you should talk to your Fiance about. Because it’s more of an exchange of gifts rather than just the bride getting one, you don’t want her to be blindsided by your gift! Some people just like to exchange love letters before the wedding (have a friend deliver them if you aren’t seeing each other before the wedding) because gifts are another thing you have to add to that expanding budget.
So talk to her about it and see what she wants to do (don’t tell her what the gift is obviously). If she doesn’t want to exchange gifts, keep the charm bracelet idea in your pocket for another day, because it’s a great one!
Post # 8
Note, all my prices were from Australia (where I live) and in reference to silver charm bracelets (which I like better) which are cheaper than yellow gold.
Post # 9
Craps I’m a horrible wife. I didn’t get Darling Husband a gift but he didn’t get me one either so I guess it’s ok. As for the charm bracelet, if it’s something she’d wear, I’d go for it. I’m not a jewelery person so I only wear my wedding ring. But I know women who have bracelets and love getting different charms for special occasions. And yes, they’re grown women (at least 30) who got them so I don’t think it’s a teenage girl thing.
Post # 10
Thanks for all the input. I talked to her and she does want to exhange gifts. I think for her even if it’s something small she loves the idea of having something from the wedding that I gave to her. Prior to this my only experience with charm bracelets was one from James Avery that I had when I was a teenager. I think this is something she is really going to love.