The Man Registry: Groom’s Guide to the Bride’s Gift

Posted by Azure on February 19th, 2009
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As the wedding day approaches, it’s probably not a bad idea to start thinking about getting a wedding day gift for your bride-to-be. We know that you’ve already purchased a ton of gifts from the parents to the groomsmen to the out-of-town welcome bags, but we promise you that this one is just as important. If you make the right choice, you can almost guarantee that you won’t end up in the doghouse for at least the first few months of marriage. After that, you’re on your own, of course.

When it comes to gifts for the bride, there are several ways you can go. One of the more traditional items that grooms give their bride is jewelry — it’s a popular choice to get her a pair of diamond earrings that will match her engagement ring. If you do your research, you might be surprised that you can find a nice pair of diamond earrings without busting the bank. If diamonds aren't her thing (or if she has enough of them already), a nice set of pearl earrings, necklace, or bracelet are quality options.

We really can’t blame you if you’d prefer to steer clear of jewelry. Don’t worry; there are plenty of other gift options out there. For example, something sentimental might be nice. Think about something that means a lot to your bride - whether it’s family, a favorite pet, or a special memory that you both shared together. Having a favorite picture or photo montage framed is a popular choice. You could also opt to get your bride something she can use — especially something that might come in handy on the honeymoon, such as a digital camera or camcorder.

Short on cash? (Who isn’t these days), another solid option is to write her an emotional or meaningful note from the heart telling her why you’re glad she’s becoming your wife. Feeling more adventurous? You could even take the plunge and write your own wedding vows for the ceremony. Recommendation: Put some time into choosing the bride’s gift. Make sure it’s something your bride would truly enjoy. The wedding day will likely be chaotic and over in a flash, so make time during the day to take your bride aside and give her that special gift. She’ll never forget it.
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