Wedding morning is always full of anticipation, nerves and it can be absolutely hectic. After months of planning and filling up spreadsheets, you want to make sure that everything runs smoothly and as perfectly as possible, with no hiccups. But we know that that doesn’t always happen; one of the bridesmaids could end up with a torn dress, the caterers show up late, your make up just doesn’t look right somehow, but we’ve been told time and time again, that we just have to roll with the punches sometimes. In fact, all the unexpected and slip ups could even serve as good memories when you and your husband look back years later. So why not just try enjoy the moment? One of them is the part of sending your chosen gift to your groom to surprise him just before you both meet at the altar. This is one of those experiences that is shared just between the both of you – it’s special and intimate. Here are some ideas of what you could give your better half.
Boudoir photo book
Arrange for a sexy, intimate photoshoot with a photographer that you’re comfortable with and get those boudoir shots for an album, just for your husband. He will think this is the best wedding present and what better way to keep him on his toes until the wedding night. You can make it classy, just be sure that his friends and family aren’t around when he’s opening the album. Perhaps get him to read a card first to prep him so that he can ask people around him to leave or give him space.
Personalised whisky decanter
If your groom enjoys a glass of whisky, a crystal decanter will look good in his home bar. You can get his name or a short message engraved. Matching tumblers would make it even better, something that you both can enjoy and unwind together after a long week.
Special cuff links
Tell your husband before the wedding to not bother buying cuff links and that you’ll be getting him some. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise, but what the cuff links look like could make a lovely message too. If you both are into Al Green, then maybe cuff links that are engraved with the words ‘Better’ on one side and ‘Together ‘ on the other side would be quite meaningful. Or if he’s from a different country and you both are getting married in your home country, then cuff links with his flag on them could work. Just be creative.
A musical instrument
Does he play any musical instrument? If he does, how about buying him one? Imagine having him blindfolded only for him to reveal a set of drumkit. This cannot get anymore romantic; as he’d probably play a tune. During the party, the musical instrument could be brought out to get your groom to play a song and entertain the guests. It’s cool, fun, exciting and will surely get everyone jumping and dancing.
An elegant timepiece ticks off all the right boxes for a wedding present for the husband-to-be. Choose one that he can wear every day, one that first his style and a watch that lasts a lifetime. If you’re keen on a legacy timepiece, Rolex watches make perfect choice as they’re effortlessly cool yet formal, and are suitable for any occasion. Rolex also doubles as an investment piece which can be passed down onto future generations.
Some couples choose to read out sweet nothings to each other at the altar, but what if you’re feeling shy and have more personal vows that you’d like to share with your partner? Handwrite a pre-ceremony letter and have it hand delivered by one of the grooms men to your other half. Write it on a beautiful piece of paper that can then later be framed and displayed in your boundary wall. Be sure to take time to think about what you’d like to write, when you’re relaxed. Dig deep, be sentimental and heartfelt; anything that comes from deep within you is sure to move him to tears.