Post # 1
I am having a very traditional wedding, doing all the typical things. I have always just assumed that my future husband and I would exchange “wedding gifts” the day of, as we’re getting ready. Now that we have found a place to live and are thinking about all the furniture we will have to buy I feel like I would rather just put our money towards something we need like a computer.
Did you exchange gifts? Looking back, do you think you would rather put the money towards something else? Thanks!
Post # 3
@hokie bee: I dont think we are exchanging gifts.
We also have a new house together and are getting ready to have our carpets replaced so the money for that would be great.
Post # 4
Maybe you could just exchange cards with sweet personal messages instead. That way you’ll still have the ritual of exchanging something, but you’ll only have spent a few dollars on the cards.
Post # 5
We didn’t exchange gifts… and, while I think it would have been sweet (I love wedding photos where each person is opening their surprise), I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything the day of the wedding. Exchanging presents didn’t even cross my mind.
There is SO MUCH going on that day – not to mention it took some stress off figuring out a perfect gift for each other during the planning process.
However, now that I think about it – I DO wish Darling Husband and I did ‘something’ (like exchange cards, etc) – on the other hand, considering I was running around like a chicken with her head cut off that last week, I’m glad I didn’t have the added pressure to figure something out.
I figure, we have the REST of our lives to surprise each other with awesome gifts!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I like the idea of exchanging a letter or card if you both would rather save the money. Then it’s much more personal.
Post # 7
I’m all for the exchanging of letters but I don’t think we’ll exchange gifts. I just don’t find it necessary.
Post # 8
We exchanged cards while getting ready. The best man delivered a card to my hotel suite from Darling Husband and it almost made me cry (but I held back the tears since I had JUST gotten my hair/makeup done)! Our gifts to each other are just that… each other! 🙂
Post # 9
I love the idea of exchanging letter the day of, I think that is really sweet.
We are exchanging gift, I did get FH a nice Movado watch for our wedding, I have it on lay away at our Jewelers. FH is a metal worker so he is making something for me, I love his jewelry and it is so personal.
Post # 10
@ddubzz:Very well said!!!
Post # 11
we are exchanging these cards (with handwritten notes to each other inside, of course). no gifts.
Post # 12
@hokie bee: We’re exchanging gifts. Maybe get him a piece of furniture that he wants. Take a picture of it and put it in a card for him.
Post # 13
i battled with this – i am writting him a note – message in a bottle type thing – i found these really cute bottles with corks at michaels.
We both originally planned NOT to get each other anything but i just cant do it. i plan on getting him something small even if it cufflinks
we have wedding on the 12th – valentines day the 14th and his birthday the 17th (while we are on our honeymoon!) Fiance loooves coca cola – he pretty much just drinks coke and water so i bought him 2 glass coca cola mugs and filled them with his favorite candies for vday – for his birthday i got him flying lessons (he wants to get his pilots license) but im at a loss for a wedding gift!
Post # 14
I am looking forward to doing something sweet. Maybe fun gag gifts like my fiance loves mcdonalds or dunkin donuts so either something fun like that with a cute note and he doesnt something nice for me in exchange. I just think telling each other you cant wait to spend the rest of your lives together during the craziness of that day is something nice to escape for a moment.
Post # 15
Fiance asked me if it was ok that we do not exchange gifts, he says our wedding rings are his gift, and i agree that this is more than enough. However i will give him one or two little gifts, not expensive though. Just some cute little DIY things, a card and a fun t-shirt. I also bought black flipflops yesterday, they were on sale for 10 cents! I will embelish them with his initials or something similar and he can wear while getting ready.
I don’t think that gifts are necessary, but i love giving gifts, seeing the joy in other people’s eyes and surprising them, so that’s why i’m doing it.
Post # 16
Nope. We spent enough money on the day of the wedding as it was! Exchanging cards is nice, though.