- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2016
We have been buying the gifts for our wedding party over the last few weeks and have only got a few more to go which led me to thinking about a wedding gift from me to my OH. We’re in the budget wedding camp so if we do gifts at all, we wont be spending much since the wedding is pretty much our gift to eachother plus any spare money we have would be more useful as spends on our Honeymoon.
I seem to say this a lot but just to put it out there again, we are not a massively romantic couple. We dont really do grand gestures and thats great for me as I feel really awkward with things like that. I do have a heart though and while typically romantic things don’t do it for us, I can be quite sentimental and so can Fiance.
I wanted to come up with something I can give him for our wedding that will touch his sentimental spot and show I have put thought and effort in to it. Along with my lack of romantic capabilities, I am also not that verbal about my feelings and I know for a fact, I don’t give my my partner enough compliments… I’m just realising what a catch I am… 😉
I do however love to write which is evident through my long winded posts on here! My Fiance said at Christmas that he loves getting his birthday/anniversary/ christmas cards from me because I put my heart in to each one and it got me to thinking about how much easier I find it to put my feelings down in writing. As soon as I put pen to paper, I find it all just pours out in to a long, rambly, lovefest all be it in my not so amazing handwriting…
With this in mind, I came up with an idea for a gift. I’m thinking of having a shop around over the next few weeks for some kind of small notebook but a decent quality one that is going to last and not fall to bits. Then next month, I’m thinking I could start writing in it exactly 6 months to the day from the wedding. My plan is to write in it, much like a mini journal, about all the nice things we have done together leading up to the big day. I want to write about the things he’s done that make me grateful for him, all the special moments we share together and the things I love him for as I’m reminded of them. We’re also the kind of people who save train tickets from special journeys and buy silly postcards from shops on days out so I thought I could save things like this when they come up to stick in too.
I can’t commit to writing in it every day. I haven’t kept any type of journal since I was about 10 years old so I’m very out of practice and as much as I love Fiance, not every day is exciting enough to keep note of 😉 But when special things pop up or something happens to make me realise why I love him, I thought I could put it in the book.
The purpose would be that I can then gift it to my hubby as a wedding present. We aren’t going to be together the night before (were in the UK and this is sometimes done as a tradition) so I wanted to leave it for him to open that evening, then he can look at it and see all the reasons I love him, how great our good times together are and why I can’t wait to marry him. I don’t expect him to read 6 months worth of stuff in one evening – I ceratinly wouldn’t – but I feel like he will appreciate the effort I put in to it and I could maybe write him a card to tell him that when our bumps in the road inevitably come (first big row post wedding, when I’m tired and not in the mood to be all lovey with him etc) he can look at it, even pick a page and be reminded that even if I’m not saying it as often as I should, he means the world to me.
Did any one else give any particularly sentimental gifts at for their wedding? Not neccessarily for the groom, for any one who was involved? What did you do? We’re they appreciated? Would you appreciate a gift that cost very little but showed a lot of thought?
Any ideas on how to improve my plan would also be appreciated. If I’m going to put 6 months of effort in to it, I want it to be the best it can be!