Definitely not everyone does them. We skipped couple's gifts (we agreed that the wedding and honeymoon were our gift to each other). Some people do inexpensive cutesy things like socks for cold feet, while others may get elaborate gifts for each other. My friend gave her husband a new guitar. Other people may give a watch or cufflinks or something.
I was hoping more people would have responded to this question because I need help with that too!! LOL!! I was thinking of getting him a pocket watch with engraving on it.. something he could get forever and remember getting on our wedding day.. But I'm still not sure about it at all!! A good luck to you and to me as well, LOL!! Hopefully later more people will respond with more ideas!! ❤️
I found a good deal on boudoir photos and gifted him that and a watch box. Nothing huge or fancy. He didn’t get me anything. I don’t think gifts to each other are necessary. You’re getting a spouse that’s a great enough gift already!
Similar to wedding favors, I think couples gifts are optional. If you choose to do them, something practical is always a good option! A watch, engraved wallet, beer mug with a 6-pack of their favorite beer, or even a handwritten note.
We are going to do the whole have my maid of honor deliver the card and gift to where the guys are getting ready and the best man will deliver the card and gift to where the girls are getting ready. I think we’re going to be keeping it small gifts and nothing extravagant. He keeps joking with me telling me that he’s going to get me a new pair of oven mittens lol which I wouldn’t mind. But gifts are not necessary. I definitely think a letter is important though.
Couples gifts are strictly optional, not traditional. Neither of us had a y particular thing we wanted to do. Shortly after our 1 year anniversary of meeing, were both our birthdays. by which time wedding gifts were coming in, and I had my first shower. Within 3 months, from showers and wedding gifts we got over 300 gifts. Is there such a thing as present fatigue? We took a delayed honeymoon 4 months later, and each found something we really wanted to surprise each other. That is when we gave each other sentimental gifts we still have. Do not feel pressured by wedding industry that has added gifts from the couple to everybody, and parents, and each other, to what is traditional. If you have some particular thing you really want to share, okay. But don't feel you ought to. You get so many gifts in a short time, as is. The only traditional gifts are 1 small one to every member of the wedding party ( something personal, not wedding, and not to use in wedding) given just before or after the wedding. Not proposal gifts, not getting ready robes, or things to wear at parties, or parents, or to each other. It is a time when you write genuine thank you notes. Traditionally, it is when you get gifts, not give them. ( Photos, given after the wedding to parents , grands, and sibs are traditional, though it may be a couple months.)
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Yes! My friend gifted her fiancé Creed cologne and I thought that was super classy. I’m sure it depends on the person but you can’t go wrong with something classic like a good cologne, watch, or better yet a nice bourbon or scotch.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE giving gifts so personally I am giving him something but I'm not sure what yet. Originally we were going to have a spring wedding but changed it to fall for a few reasons (this was pre covid we got engaged last august.) So I had gotten boudoir pictures taken last october and was going to gift him the album for our wedding present, but since we changed our date I couldn't wait any longer and gave it to him on our dating anniversary! Now I have to think of something new lol! I think if you don't want to do a actual gift def right a note at least for the morning of the wedding!