Wedding Day Gifts
Wedding Day Gifts
Picture this: You wake up on your wedding day, in the quiet moments before the hustle and bustle begins. You lay there in bed for a few minutes, taking in your last morning still single. And then, just as you roll over and start to put your feet on the floor, you spy a small box on your nightstand. You reach for it, and your eye catches your fiancés handwriting on the sweet note that accompanies the box, telling you he can’t wait to be your husband. Inside that box, you find Sapphire earrings – the something blue he knew you were worried about not yet having.
And suddenly, you are even more excited than before to walk down the aisle and join lives with this amazing man.
Wedding day gifts are a bit of an informal tradition. No one considers them a requirement, and you certainly won’t be facing bad luck or a jilted fiancé if you don’t comply, but they sure can be a nice way to say, “Hey, I love you and I’m excited to be your wife/husband.” Plus, on a day that can sometimes be filled with nerves and jitters, a simple sweet gesture can make all the difference in calming fears and reminding your love why they chose you in the first place.
So what makes the best wedding day gifts?
Really, anything. It doesn’t have to be something wedding related, although a pair of cufflinks or a piece of jewelry is always nice. There are also plenty of more personalized options to consider as well, though. A wedding day music compilation can be perfect for giving your soon-to-be spouse something to get ready to. A book you know they have been eying and would love to have for the honeymoon is another great idea. And even the promise of something to do together, like sky diving reservations, can be a hit.
Perhaps most important, however, is the note you include. The gift is great, but those private words you exchange to each other on the big day are sometimes even more special. You don’t have to write much, but a few sentences about why you can’t wait to say, “I do” can fill your bride or groom with anticipation and love in those moments when they aren’t actually with you. And if words are kind of your thing, a beautifully thought out love letter may actually be all the gift they need.
How you exchange those gifts is also up to you. Having them waiting for your love when they wake up is always sweet, but you could just as easily save them for your first look photo session – exchanging gifts face to face in the hours before your wedding. Then again, if you want your fiancée to open your gift in private, without you standing nearby, you can also enlist the help of your bridesmaids and groomsmen to take on the role of delivering your packages to each other. Flower girls and ring bearers also tend to make exceptionally cute package deliverers!
Remember, though, that picking out wedding day gifts shouldn’t be a stressful thing. These don’t need to be extravagant presents you exchange; they should just be a token of your love for each other and a bit of extra celebration towards the events that are about to come. Choose items that will be meaningful to the person you are about to marry and that are true expressions of your love for them. There are no rules or guidelines, and certainly no minimum amount of money to spend. It’s just about creating a sweet gesture to remind them that you couldn’t be happier about blending your lives together.
An extra, “I love you”, before the big event commences!