Why A Wedding Day Gift Exchange is Important

Hotel de Haro wedding photos at Roche Harbor by Luma Weddings

The gift exchange between the bride and groom has a long history, but not everyone does it. Many couples believe that the cost of a wedding exceeds the need to give gifts to the bride and groom. Some even believe that holding a wedding is a true symbol of love and devotion, and it can be shown off without a gift. When I talked about gifts for the bride and groom, a newlywed friend told me that opening the earrings her husband bought for her on the morning of the wedding day was the most important moment of the day. At that moment, she described how thoughtful he was and that it really showed her that he was thinking of her. And by exchanging a sweet gift to each other with a heartfelt card, it can also give the two of you another great photo and video opportunity (if you’re also hiring a videographer).  Read more about some great gift exchanges, too.

What exactly is the gift exchange on the wedding day?

Simply put, the exchange of gifts on your wedding day is yet another opportunity to celebrate a meaningful day together. Tradition provides partners with another opportunity for mutual respect and bond. Some people swear that it can also do miracles in overcoming wedding pressures. Exchanging gifts for couples should be fun, festive, and touching. This is a way to get more excited about each other before the new chapter begins. Not to mention that you’ll both return home with another happy memory of celebration. Heck, some brides surprise their grooms with a gorgeous photo album of a bridal boudoir session! LOVE that idea!


What gift should we give to each other?

Although your gift should have more emotional value than monetary value, you may want to choose something that can be preserved forever, so it should be of high quality. It is also eternal, so it will not be out of date in a few years. Many couples buy jewelry; it may be the bride’s necklace or bracelet, the groom’s cufflinks, or one of your favorite watch brands. Jewelry gifts can be worn on the wedding day, but you need to discuss them beforehand to prevent you and your fiance from buying other jewelry to match the wedding gear. If you are looking for a romantic gift but have a limited budget, things like printing photos or love poems in a beautiful frame can be considered a great gift. You can even write to each other on a special card. There’s no wrong answer here. Just do what feels right.


Should this wedding tradition be followed?

Gift exchange is optional. Therefore, the best advice is to discuss this idea with your future spouse. Is the ceremony important to you? Then your partner is on the same page to balance expectations and avoid unexpected, embarrassing situations. Don’t worry. There will still be elements of surprise-you don’t have to tell them what to get! (However, you can choose gifts together, for example, if you want to buy clothes to wear on the wedding day.


How ​​much should a wedding gift cost?

The meaning of a wedding does not have to be big or expensive. Set a budget with your fiance and strictly follow it. You don’t need to pay a specific price that is cheap for both parties. Remember, some of the best things in life are free! Just make it come from the heart. That’s all that matters.