Bride and Groom Gifts
Although you will be deluged with wedding gifts from friends and family, probably the most meaningful and special will be the gifts you give to each other. This is not one of those time-honored traditions that has to be handled one way or another or someone will be offended. This is a private matter and it doesn’t have to be a costly or grand gesture that makes everyone’s jaw drop. All is has to be is something you know your beloved would cherish.
If the bride and groom are paying for the entire wedding, that might be the gift in and of itself.
You will probably have a photographer for the wedding but, how about gifting each other a snazzy expensive camera to take fabulous honeymoon photos?
He would love cufflinks, you would love a diamond bracelet!
How about having each other’s rings engraved with a personal sentiment?
Whatever you decide, it should be from the heart and done when the two of you are alone. Flashy gifts given in front of a large crowd are highly suspect in intention and sometimes lose the real meaning of gift-giving. This should be be between the two of you, given during one of the quiet moments you share before, during or immediatley after the wedding.
-Penny Frulla for Bridal Expo Chicago