Post # 62
I think I decided what I’m giving my groom. It’s been a result of talking to married friends, stalking weddingbee and a little bit of traditionalist in me:
-A pocketwatch I got on ebay. I’m attaching a tag to it that says “A time to love…” from Ecclesiastes (that’s part of our wedding scripture.
– Socks with “In case you get cold feet” embroidered on them (A DIY project!)
-Some SKANKY lingerie (like something really risque) with a tag that says “Something to look forward to…”
Post # 63
Fiance and I have decided that we are not going to exchange gifts on our wedding day. Our marriage is our gift to each other. We will write cards to each other to read before the ceremony instead.
I am definitely trolling this thread for Christmas and birthday ideas though! I want to do a boudoir book for his Christmas present but then when everyone asks what I gave him, what will I say??
Post # 64
@daniellemybelle – Just tell people you got him a book. If they ask which one just say a relationship manual! 😛
I’m thinking I’ll get my guy the ingredients for his favorite drink and a pocket watch – the drink to keep him calm and the watch to keep him on schedule!
Post # 65
I booked my husbands favorite sports team mascot to bring in the grooms cake (which was also a surprise).
I had his brother sneak his jersey from the house and I got our DJ to blast the teams theme song as he entered. It was priceless and our awesome photographer caught every moment.
The $ I paid went to charity which was the icing on the cake (pun intended).
Our guests had a blast taking pictures with him and even though he was only supposed to hang out for 30 minutes he ended up staying close to an hour. He brought photo’s and signed autographs and posed for pictures and danced with our guests. The adults enjoyed him more than the kids.
PLUS he brought us Kings related gifts!!!! That was a surprise to both of us.
I’m so glad I did it, however the bride got upstaged. Everyone talks about that moment and how cool it was as opposed to us getting married. LOL!!!
We went back to the restaurant just this past weekend to thank them again and they said they were still talking about our reception and Bailey.
Post # 66
I bought him a Zookeeper For The Day experience at London Zoo that we did together a few months ago. I thought it would be memorable and he would enjoy and appreciate it more than anything physical.
We got to feed giraffes, penguins, monkeys of various sorts, TIGERS, meerkats and loads of other animals.
Post # 68
About a week after my fiance proposed, I started writing him letters in a journal. The journal already had 2 entries, one about how lonely I was when my dad passed away (before we were dating) and a second entry from right after we started dating. I’ll give it to him that day with a bookmark in the last entry, hopefully written that morning or the night before. I’m a letter-writer and he’s usually my recipient so I think this will go over quite well.
Post # 69
Mr. Paris and I met at a breakdancing battle in 2002. I happened to keep 2 invitations (postcard sized flyers) from that battle and I’m going to get them framed for him. Considering that even I didn’t remember I had kept the flyers, I’m pretty sure he is completely in the dark!
Post # 70
M Fiance loves a fine scotch, so I’m splurging and buying him a fancy schmancy scotch (that he would normally NEVER buy) with a proper glass that is engraved…not sure what the engraving will be yet..but I figured once the scotch is gone he’ll still have something to remember it by 🙂 I know he’ll be tickled pink!
Post # 71
Hand monogrammed cufflinks is my gift. We agreed not to exchange any gifts but I wanted him to wear something that I got for him on our wedding day…other than the ring which will also be a suprise.
Post # 72
Bumping to hear more wonderful ideas! Now the new year has started and there are new brides every day what are you girls getting your guy for the big day?
I’m totally torn. I could do a DIY boudoir shoot but he has hundreds of photos of me (ok, maybe not in my underwear, but we’re always together). I could get him a nice watch but he already has one. We’ve both already agreed we’ll engrave our rings, he isn’t really a drinker. Hmm….. thoughts?
Post # 73
I didn’t even know you were supposed to get each other gifts?!?! This is new to me!
Post # 74
nothing for the actual wedding, nor a card.. we were on vacation though, so that’s present enough. for home, I got him a poster of an antique map of jamaica. nothing fancy.. We are not gift people, though. We do a verbal check before holidays to see if we’ll exchange gifts. this christmas, no gifts. Valentines day, no gifts (but we are doing a wine weekend trip with friends, so that’s gifty i guess). The only time we really do gifts is birthdays, but they’re usually experiences, not presents. Concerts or days off together.
Post # 75
I bought him a Breitling watch that he’s wanted FOREVER. I got it online for a great deal, so I’m super happy with it 🙂
Post # 76
I’m going with boudoir as well, though I quite like the idea of a pocketwatch. Or perhaps some cool surprise for the honeymoon – we’re roadtripping California (huge deal for us, since we’re from cold Denmark), so perhaps finding something cool in the States wouldn’t be bad either.