(Closed) What would YOU want for your wedding day present?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

What is your budget? I see that your cash flow is low, but how low? It will help me a lot to have at least a price range.

Post # 4
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

If it’s possible I would want a phot album, in chronological order, of the two of us growing up and getting engaged.  Nothing fancy, but like his baby pictures, then mine, then our toddler pics, and so on, ending with the engagement.  It would be awesome to have something like that!  (Aw, I just got teary eyed!!)

He’d only need to buy the scrapbook and have a friend help him make it.  An inexpensive and meaningful gift that is made to pass down!!

Post # 5
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Ooooo this is a tough one. Even though the day is about rings, if you’re thinking about jewelry, how about a right-hand-ring? (Though, that’s something you might save for an anniversary…).

Does your ensemble call for a hair-clip or a brooch? Or, if it’s going to be cool on your wedding day, how about a shawl or bolero that goes with your outfit? 

Other things that wouldn’t quite be heirloom quality.. how about something for the two of you to do together, like a couple’s massage, or if you’re going somewhere exotic for your honeymoon, a scuba diving lesson or something like that? 

I totally understand being low on cashflow… lots of times I am asked what I want and my answer is "nothing! I spent all the money on you, don’t spend any more!" LOL

Post # 7
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I honestly don’t know if we’re doing wedding day gifts to each other. It will really depend on what our fiancial situation looks like around the wedding. I hope he’ll give me a card or something we can save, but other than that, anything would be a bonus.

Post # 8
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am getting my fiance a piece of Art. I think if you do exchange gifts on the wedding day present should be something that lasts as long as your marriage, others may not agree, but that is how I feel.

I don’t think they need to be expensive, just long lasting. Like I heard of someone giving their bride all the notes he saved through their relationship, kind of in a scrapbook way. I would love a gift like that. Jewelry is nice too because it can be passed down from generation to generation. Like if he gave me a piece of family jewelry, I would be really happy. I love sentimental gifts. Anything with meaning is nice.

Post # 9
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

If you want something that will last, a photo album is a good idea. I know my fiance would have trouble with something creative like that. I’d love something I could keep; a meaningful book, a nice leather item, even something I could wear on my honeymoon and be photographed in a ton. I think the right hand rings are a great suggestion, as are simple bracelets or earrings.

Post # 10
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall

I want something that Mr. SR picks out himself, I always have to give him hints; it would be nice for him to surprise me with something from his heart.

Post # 11
4 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

honestly my present would be for it to be all over with and on my honeymoon  lol

Post # 12
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

*snort*  I remember feeling that way too, Zerocat.

Post # 13
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Honestly, I think I would be fine with anything that he puts some thought into (though any kind of bling is always a welcome gift ;). 

Until the other day, he didn’t even know that tradition is to give a gift.  It casually came up in conversation, but I don’t think I explained very well.   I might do an art photo book of the places we’re planning to travel on our African honeymoon… but I’m not 100% sure yet.  I still have to marinate on that one.

How did your fiances/husbands know to give a gift?  Did you tell them? Did they already know?  Beside cannotwait, have they asked what you want?


Post # 14
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m with doctorgirl and a bunch of others – any type of jewelry is always a plus (who is going to buy you jewels if not your husband?!)

Post # 15
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think I’d like some type of jewelry, so that every time I wore it I’d be reminded of our wedding day. My dad gave my mom diamond earrings on their wedding day, but unfortunately, she lost them in a suitcase that was stolen on a trip a few years later. :-/

Post # 16
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have to say jewelry is always a plus, but more importantly to me something that a lot of thought was put into.

My hubby I think learned about wedding gifts between the bride/groom from watching all the wedding shows with me, lol.

For our wedding, my hubby gave me one of those journey necklaces. Not to sound ungrateful (because he spend a pretty good amount on a really quality one with good sized stones) but I have to say I wasn’t too thrilled with it. I’m more into jewelry that’s a little more intricate and more unique. Getting something that you constantly see on commercials just didn’t make me feel very special. And to top it off, when I opened it my godmother was nearby taking photos and said, "Oh look, it’s just like the one I’m wearing, except yours is real!" Wow, nothing like wearing the same necklace as someone else on your wedding day. I had one I had gotten for the day, but wore the new one to be nice, even though I now wish I hadn’t. Now the necklace is tucked away in the safe and not sure when it will come out. We could have exchanged it within 30 days, but from the time he bought a bit before the wedding, so by the time we got back from the honeymoon the 30 days was up. Here’s a photo of my oh so excited face (excuse my hair/makeup it was only half done at that point):

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