Many modern couples choose to honor an outdated tradition that calls for the couple to exchange gifts on their wedding day. While this is a lovely sentiment, many brides and grooms see it as just one more expense and one more stressful detail to attend to and opt to skip this tradition. Many couples reason that the rings they exchange count as the gifts that they are supposed to exchange as well. They also believe that the expenses of the wedding and honeymoon should be considered a gift to each other.
Those sentimental couples that wish to honor this tradition by exchanging gifts, should carefully consider their gift idea to ensure that they choose a gift that demonstrates that they truly understand and love their partner. The items listed below are just a few examples of gifts that a groom could give to the bride as an expression of his love.
Jewelry is always an appropriate gift for the groom to give to the bride. While jewelry is always appreciated, it becomes even more valued when the gift has a special meaning. One way to give a piece of jewelry that is sure to be treasured is to give the bride a necklace that contains three colored gemstones. You could include each of your birthstones as well as an additional stone that represents the month in which you were married.
One great gift idea for the bride to give to the groom is a homemade photo album. The bride may wish to collect pictures of them as a couple from the day they met until now and arrange them artistically in a photo album as a souvenir of their relationship. Although the groom may have already seen the pictures in the album at one point or anther, arranging them in a new way gives the illusion that they are new because it lets the groom view the pictures in a new way. This gift idea is ideal if the groom is the nostalgic type.
Another appropriate gift for the groom to give to the bride is a gift certificate for a spa treatment package for her and a friend. This thoughtful gift is bound to be greatly appreciated especially after all of the stress of planning a wedding. This gift idea lets the bride know that you respect the time and effort that she put forth into planning your wedding and that you realize that she did a great job with completing a very difficult task.
The groom might also consider making reservations at a romantic bed and breakfast for his bride as a gift to her. If there is a place that your bride has always wanted to go but has never splurged on, now would be a great time to make arrangements for you and her to spend a romantic week together at this treasured location. This is another gift that really conveys the message that you recognize and appreciate the hard work that your bride put into planning the wedding.
Another gift that the groom might want to consider giving to the bride on their wedding day is a homemade coupon book for several nights where you will take care of cooking dinner for the nigh. Many women are the primary cooks in their household and sometimes they just need a break from cooking.
An MP3 player loaded with downloads of the grooms favorite songs or songs that have a special meaning to the bride and the groom as a couple is another suitable gift for a bride to give to the groom on their wedding day. This is a gift that is sure to be appreciated by the man who enjoys gadgets as well as music. It is also significant because the ability to select songs that your groom will enjoy shows how well you truly know him.
Although the tradition of the bride and groom exchanging gifts on their wedding day is beginning to fade, many couples still wish to honor this tradition. Many couples spend so much money on their wedding and reception that they feel as though they cannot afford the additional expense of buying gifts for each other. While it may be true that the couple cannot afford one more extravagant gift it is also true that a truly thoughtful gift for the groom does not have to be overly expensive. If the couple is partaking in this tradition it is advisable that they exchange gifts that truly reflect the personality of their spouse.