Hey, Grooms: this post is for you! What are the best gifts for the bride from groom? What makes a good gift for bride on wedding day? We’ll tell you in today’s blog post!
But first, whether to give the bride or groom a gift on the wedding day is a common question especially after we published this.
Gifts for Bride from Groom: Wedding Gift Exchange
In a wedding gift exchange, the bride and groom give each other a gift the morning of the wedding. But this “tradition” is a newer one and some couples are skipping it altogether.
So, what’s the proper wedding gift exchange etiquette these days? Does the bride receive a gift from the groom? Does the groom receive a gift from the bride? Should you even bother doing a wedding gift exchange?!
So many questions.
Well, whether or not to participate in this “wedding gift exchange” idea really comes down to your own personal preference (and budget). I’ve seen it done both ways. Some couples find a wedding gift exchange to be a fun thing to do (or even as a way to surprise the groom or bride) before the ceremony. It can even tie into your first look and get captured in your wedding photos.
Personally, I think the wedding gift exchange is a fun idea. If I knew of it back when I got married, Andrew and I would have done it. But I think that it can get a little expensive if you’re not careful. I mean, you’re already rocking that gorgeous engagement ring on your finger and you’re about to pay for a wedding, so keep the wedding gifts for the bride from groom / groom from bride at a low price point. Pick something special as a wedding gift he or she will love, but don’t go nuts with it. A gift for the bride from groom is supposed to be a sweet gesture or a small token of his affection — not necessarily something pricey.
Now, on the other hand of it, if you’re planning to skip this bride and groom gift exchange, I’ve seen couples forget about the gift exchange altogether. There’s no right or wrong way to do it. But since you’ve found this blog post probably looking for some help on the topic, we’ll share some of our top gifts for the bride from groom along with an Ask Emmaline question — this time from a groom! Oh, how we love hearing from our readers! Read on for more!
Tom writes us in our Ask Emmaline section with the following:
“Dear Emmaline Bride, My name is Tom and I am getting married in September. My bride has been busy planning our wedding and I have helped but I work a lot. I want to get her a present for the morning of the wedding to let her know how much she means to me and how happy I am to be marrying her. But I have no idea what to get her. Can you suggest something? Thank you.”
To help you choose something she’ll love, we have rounded up ideas that are fitting as a wedding gift for the bride on your wedding day. Rest assured — these are definitely bride-approved! I know any woman would love any of these wedding gifts from her groom. Take a look!
Wedding Gifts for Bride
1. Mrs necklace
I love this Mrs necklace so much! It’s simple, sweet, and perfect for everyday wear. This is one of those gifts for the bride from groom she’ll wear from the wedding day ever after. I know I would – I really love this piece! By Urban Layered.
2. This bride clutch with photo inside
This is a custom wedding clutch purse (in blue for her “something blue“) with a favorite photo printed inside! She. will. melt. This is always one of the wedding gifts for the bride we continue to promote because it is always such a sweet keepsake and becomes an instant heirloom. She can pass it on to her daughter someday as “something borrowed”. How sweet! By ANGEE W.
3. “I can’t wait to marry you” card
One of the best gifts for bride from groom (or groom from bride) is a heartfelt message. This “I can’t wait to marry you” card is an ideal gift idea for the wedding day. Don’t forget to hand-write a special message inside and have the card delivered by itself (by the ring bearer or flower girl!) and combined with one of the bride gifts in this list, if you’d like. (Brides: check out these groom gift ideas.) By Memento Paper Company.
4. These mugs in a gift box
Mugs! They’re simple, but sweet, and if she loves morning coffee this is an incredibly sweet wedding gift idea. Make it extra special with a note that reads, “I can’t wait to use these tomorrow“. By Rosie and Cozy.
5. This bouquet locket
This bouquet locket is one of the top gifts for the bride from groom because it has a few special features. For starters, it includes custom stamping inside with your wedding date. Secondly, the bride can tie it to her bouquet with blue ribbon as her “something blue”. And thirdly, it can be customized to look like her wedding bouquet. By Seven Blueberries.
6. This bride tank top
The bride will love this gift, as it is something she can wear while getting ready! By Iselle Design Studio.
7. Or this luxurious white robe
8. A custom wedding gown and suit sketch
9. This wedding gift set for the bride
10. This monogram ring
11. This “10 Reasons I Can’t Wait to Marry You” Card
12. This necklace
The front reads, “So she became his wife and he loved her“, a popular Biblical passage. By Gutsy Goodness.
13. This dainty bracelet with initials
The bride will treasure this bracelet gift for years to come. By Mignon and Mignon.
14. This new “Mrs” keychain
Include it with a handwritten note. By TrueGlows.
15. This monogram necklace
Hope it helps! Thanks for writing, Tom!
Which of gifts for the bride from groom is your favorite?
What wedding gift from the groom would YOU like to receive? My favorite is the Mrs necklace. I might need to pick one up just because I like it so much! There’s something sweet about wearing it around proudly married to my hubby, Andrew, and recalling our beautiful wedding day! :) Tell us which wedding gifts you like best! Also, are you doing a wedding gift exchange?
P.S. Do you have a wedding advice question? Just Ask Emmaline!
P.S.S. Check out these other getting ready outfits for the bride she’ll also love!
P.S.S.S. In this post, we talked about wedding gifts for bride from groom. However, you may also like: Unique Gifts for the Bride From Her Mom.
Updated 2019 to reflect the best gifts for the bride from groom. :)