Today's Wedding Wednesday with Desiree Hartsock is all about gifts for the groom. While not all brides choose to continue this tradition, determining what to gift your soon-to-be-husband can be tricky. From traditionally to modern, sentimental to practical, we've polled some of our very own Maggie Sottero employees for gift ideas. See some of our favorite gifts for the groom below! Looking for more inspiration on gifts for the groom? Take a look at our Facebook page!
Jessica: "Like most husbands-to-be, my husband didn't have much to do with the wedding planning. He did ask that he choose a song for our first dance,and I was so touched with the song he chose (I'll Follow You by Jon McLaughlin), that I had the chorus embroidered on a handkerchief and gave it to him. We had a destination wedding, so along with the handkerchief I also gave him videos and messages from his friends that couldn't make the trip."
Courtney: "From the day we got engaged until a few days before we got married, I wrote a little note or memory in a journal and gave it to him on our wedding day. I've always left little notes for him around the house, and the idea came to me to compile them all in one book and gift it to him for our wedding. We had a unique engagement, so I wanted to document the little things. I'm not much of a journal keeper, but it was easy to write quick notes - something we did that day, something he said, how he made me feel. I had pictures printed and slipped them inside the journal. I also gave him a watch with a small tag that read, 'See you at 2:30.' The time of our wedding."
Caitlin: "I gave my husband a Nixon watch. He loves watches, and I love him, so I wanted him to have something special to wear on our wedding day!
Ashley: "I spent a bit of time researching a gift for Korey. In a sense, our wedding was a destination wedding in that a majority of our friends live across the country. Thus, the location we chose had much sentimental value to us. Korey studied Meteorology and Geopgraphic Information Systems in his undergraduate and master's programs... We picked Storm Mountain in Utah due to the quaint and open-air nature of the venue, in addition to the fact that it was the canyon we spent most of our free time. Plus, the name of the spot was just too perfect. When it came time for brainstorming a wedding day gift, I knew I had to draw it back to the significance of our ceremony location. I decided to get him an engraved compass. On the outside, I placed the coordinates of the ceremony, and on the inner lid, our wedding date."