traditional for the bride and groom to exchange gifts on their wedding day. Most
couples still perform this ritual but not all. If you aren't
sure what's going on in your case, you have 2 options.
Buy something. Play it safe!
and Where to Exchange Gifts
are no set rules. 95% of the time, the gift is given before
the end of the wedding day. You don't have to plan anything
special. You can open your gifts when the 2 of you are alone
or in front of others. Here are a few suggestions:
time during the week before your wedding, at home or at
day of the rehearsal when you give your wedding party
your rehearsal is a couple of days before the wedding,
exchange gifts on the day before the wedding
one of your groomsmen deliver it to the bride, on the
morning of your wedding day
the ceremony in the limo. Your first gift to your wife.
the end of the evening in your honeymoon suite...FYI,
sex isn't a gift!
We can't stress enough the importance of the written word
to a woman. So whether you are giving her a gift or you're
not, please take the time to write down your feelings. Write
the things that you wish you could say. You'll see when
you read the answers below that cards, notes or letters
are the gifts that they most cherish.
- FI = fiancé and HB = husband
always have a hard time buying something for their lady...double
the anxiety for a wedding gift. What would you like as a
wedding gift from your FI or what did you get?
morning of our wedding, my sweet husband sent me a 'To My
Bride' card and 12 beautiful white roses. Reading his words
of love and the thought itself was the best present I had
from the heart in the form of a card or a poem would be
perfect for me.
single rose and a card from my FI, the morning of
the wedding. Soooooooo romantic *sigh*.
the big day, we had cards given to one another...
Best card ever!!!
gifts before the rehearsal on the day before the wedding.
My husband gave me diamond earrings. On the day of, he sent
a dozen roses with a card that had a special message for
of love letters, written one a week for 7 weeks before the
wedding. You know, talking about our fears and our excitement
of getting married. We exchanged letters on the Wednesday
of our honeymoon...sigh! They were so romantic!
gift from my husband was a pair of drop earrings in white
gold with .25ct princess cut stones (to match my rings).
me a new figurine, from the "Pooh and Friends"
collection, a Tigger dressed as Pooh for Halloween (our
wedding was 2 days after Halloween). I loved it and every
time I look at my growing collection I remember it. He left
it on the seat in the limo so I found it when they came
to pick me up
mother told me early on that my jewellery on the wedding
day was taken care of. I didn't know that it was actually
my husband that took care of it. I received a set of
pearls (necklace, bracelet and earrings). He even had
the necklace customized to a length that I like.
night before the wedding he had come over to pick up a few
things before going to his BM's place. He gave me a solitaire
necklace. It was the perfect length, the perfect size and
made me cry.
gave me a white gold necklace with bevelled cubic zirconia's
over a gift basket of my favourite perfume
me a set of golf clubs. It's actually is a great idea, I
don't golf often, but my hubby loves it. This allows us
to spend more time together!
wedding day, he had one of his groomsmen drop off the gift.
The 1st thing I received was a silk rose sprayed with my
hubby's cologne. This made me anxious and very excited.
Then I received a wrapped present. Inside the first box
was a pewter jewellery box, engraved with our personal saying
and our wedding date. Inside the box was a beautiful pair
of sapphire/diamond earrings! They were gorgeous. And of
course a card, with some wonderful words written by him!
dear sweet husband surprised me with a framed print
on our wedding night. The piece is called "The
Singing Butler". I had mentioned I loved this picture
months ago and wanted to purchase one for our house
when we moved into it next year. The fact that he remembered
a small off-hand comment, I made months ago was what
really did me over.
showed up with a wedding gift about 20 minutes before the
ceremony. Inside the box was a card with a cruise ship on
it with the details of a cruise we'll be taking 3 months
after our honeymoon.
night before our wedding we were at our fave restaurant
after sharing a wonderful day all alone and he surprised
me with diamond earrings! He saved the card for when we
got home and it was definitely a tearjerker.
husband got me a gliding bench for our new front porch.
I saw the gliding bench in a store and I fell in love
gifts before the ceremony. We went down in the basement
of my mom's house, and we had a few minutes alone. It was
really nice. He gave me a beautiful pearl necklace, which
I wore for the wedding and wrote a very personal note in
the box. It was a very intimate moment. It is one of my
favourite moments of our wedding.
surprised me with a gift just 10 minutes before the ceremony.
He had his best man present me with a card, a dozen roses
and a sterling silver bracelet with one heart dangling from
the end. He had the words "My Mrs." and our wedding
date engraved on the heart.
gave me a beautiful jewellery box with the top engraved,
"To My Bella" and our wedding date. He said he
wanted to give me jewellery to fill it up... yay!
me 4 dozen roses, which were beautiful.
me and gave me diamond earrings and a diamond bracelet that
I had been eyeing in the jewellery store. I am hoping to
get the matching necklace for xmas. hehe
We shared a gift -- a puppy! We decided he would be our gift
to each other. Not the gift for everyone and as a rescuer
I say --never surprise anyone with a pet! But for us it
is wholly appropriate and very special.
a dozen roses to the B&B on the morning of our wedding
- the card simply said "I can't wait". I bawled.
He also gave me a gift certificate for the Flight Centre
so I could go and visit one of my BM's (in Banff) and my
aunt (in Calgary). It was a particularly nice thought because
I'm forever saving and never have enough to go visit.
rehearsal party my DH gave me a pair of channel set diamond
earrings that perfectly match my wedding band. On our wedding
day, he sent an amazing bouquet of wild flowers and a mushy
card. Quite a lot from a guy who claims not to be a romantic!
card with a hand-written note inside telling me
how he feels "on this day" would out-weigh
book of poetry, something that I could read and
re-read, and think of my wedding day
think the most romantic thing would be for him to
buy me a star and name it after the two of us.
Jewellery is great, something sentimental to wear the
day of the wedding.
heard about these necklaces or bracelets that you add
one bead/pearl on each anniversary, and when you reach
10/25 or whatever, the necklace is complete.
photo album that starts with the beginning of our life
together and we could add anniversary pictures every year.
would love to get flowers on the morning of the wedding
am SO hoping that FI will give me a piece of jewellery
by the same woman who made our rings.....but this may
involve some heavy hinting
want an ID bracelet with the heart shaped tag with something
engraved on it.
would just like a note saying that he can't wait to be
want a white gold necklace with a small single pearl pendant!
DIDN'T EXCHANGE GIFTS
didn't get a darn thing . We agreed that the wedding was
our gift too each other, but secretly I was hoping he'd
surprise me, but he didn't. Oh well, not a big deal really.
did not exchange gifts because we paid for everything
in our wedding. Not a big deal really. We ended up getting
our wedding bands engraved.
didn't exchange 'gifts' either but the best thing that
we gave each other the week before our wedding was our
'last dates as single people' ... we went out for dinner
together, drank copious amounts of wine, and really enjoyed