Take your time to really think about this one. If you make the right choice, your honeymoon will continue for atleast a few months after you’re back from the actual trip! After that, you’re on your own, of course. But, for now, here are some ideas to help you get started on what to give your lovely bride. There are many different options to choose from – from traditional to sentimental to functional.
Lets start with the most popular and most traditional choice, jewelry. A pair of diamond earrings to accompany her engagement ring would be quite nice. And with just a bit of research, you should be able to find a nice pair of them without busting the bank. Or, if you go through the same jeweler as where you purchased the engagement ring, you could get a good deal. If diamonds aren’t the answer, a nice set of pearl earrings, necklace, or bracelet may be in store. A charm bracelet is also a good choice. It could also set you up for future present purchases. Start the bracelet with a heart charm, symbolizing your wedding, and for each occasion after..add a charm that would symbolize other interests of hers, or yours.
Now, if you prefer to steer clear of jewelry, something sentimental might be nice. The sentimental option is a budget friendly choice. Sentimental can mean many things, but mostly keepsake items – think old love letters, maybe a picture of her parents, or of someone who couldn’t be at the wedding, or one of the two of you when you first started dating. Something that would mean A LOT to your bride is the key idea with this present. Take a special photo and set it in a beautiful frame. Or you can write her an emotional or meaningful note or poem and have that framed to set bed-side in your home.
Lastly, is the option of a functional gift. Think of her special interests for this gift…writing, reading, gardening, painting…maybe a leather journal, a book of love notes from famous writers, seeds or bulbs of her most favorite blooms, or an engraved case of fancy paintbrushes. If you can splurge a little, get your bride something that might come in handy for the honeymoon, such as a camera, a camcorder, or even a nice piece of designer carry-on luggage.
The Bottom Line: As long as you’ve given her present deep thought and consideration, anything from your heart will be accepted with open arms!
Remember that the wedding day will likely be chaotic and over in a flash, so set aside some time with your bride, and present her with that special gift. She’ll never forget that moment with you.
– Chris Easter | The Man Registry