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Are You Buying Each Other a Wedding Gift?

By admin on October 30th, 2006 2 comments

Brideandgroomtowels Over the weekend, Terry asked me what we’re going to be buying each other as wedding gifts."There were some lovely silver watches in the shop we bought our wedding rings in," he said, hopefully. Hmmm.

Now, I know the theory with this one is that, on the morning of the wedding he’s supposed to send the best man round with his gift to me (That’s the groom’s gift to me, not the best man’s gift!) and I send him back with my gift to him. For some reason, I had assumed that we probably wouldn’t bother with this tradition, purely because we don’t have a lot of money going spare, and will have even less by the time the wedding comes around. The more I think about it, though, the more I think it would be nice to get each other something to mark the occasion (other than our wedding rings, obviously!) – albeit something very inexpensive! So, what are you all doing? Are you buying each other gifts, and if so, what are you getting? (And if you’re tempted by the very lovely ‘Bride and Groom’ towels in the picture, fear not, they’re yours for $17.95 at

  • Caroline

    Ah now this is a good one, we have agreed no gifts but now I am reading your article it does seem like quite a good idea.
    But what to get, like you say there isn’t going to be loads of cash knocking around and my other half doesn’t fit in to too many stereotypes. He loves wine though so I might invest in something really special to open on our 1st Anniversary???

  • Ariana

    Oh, this whole thing makes me so sad. I had the perfect idea for a grand present for my husband-to-be on our wedding day. I *subtley* brought it up a couple weeks ago just to get his feelings on the whole thing. His response was that he’d rather focus on buying a house than spend money on gifts. He’s absolutely right, but now I’m bummed. At least I have a great idea for anniversary/birthday/Christmas.

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