What do I get my bride as a gift for our wedding? I can tell you that this is a very common question that comes up often and one that I struggled with as we prepared for our wedding. I have seen everything from a new car to a simple card and a note. With today's economy a new car might be out of the question but that's ok, in the end you want to give her something that she is going to remember the rest of her life and 20 years from now the car will be a distant memory. So........ here are some ideas to help you out.
1. Surprise her with a dance - Since it is your wedding day you will be dancing with your new bride all evening perhaps you want to surprise her with a special dance. No I am not talking about your own dance version to "Bust a Move" but something a little more romantic. Take the time in the months leading up to your wedding to take dance lessons. One it will completely take her by surprise when you are doing your own rendition of Fred Astaire on the dance floor and when you tell her that you have spent your free time taking dance lessons for the big day it will move her to tears.
2. A personal book of memories. Now guys as corny as this sounds it's the thought that she will remember so bare with me on this one. This is going to take some work on your part and some coordination with her parents and relatives but something that you can pull off with ease.
You can purchase a very nice inexpensive or expensive keepsake book for you to start this. You can cover a period of your entire lives up to your wedding day or you can start with when you became a part of each others lives. Remember that first meal you shared, it's nothing to contact the restaurant or establishment to request a copy of the menu, extra bonus points if you can remember what you both had and highlight it, your first vacation together, all of the memories that you have made together and place them in a book to give her on your wedding day.
3. Coordinate a slide show during dinner. This is along the same lines with the book of memories just in a more modern format. Coordinating with your venue you are hosting your reception at is something your wedding planner can help you do. You just need someone to make a surprise announcement as dinner is getting started that there is a special gift from the groom to the bride.
These are just a few ideas to get you started on gift ideas for your bride, remember anything that you put thought into is what counts, anyone can get something engraved, but when she sees that you put thought and heart into your gift for her she will cherish that more than anything else........
Your ineligible bachelor,