The wedding day is hectic. It’s busy, nerve-wracking, stressful, but also one of the best days of your life. Moments you are going to cherish for the rest of your life happen that day, so commemorate them. Show thanks, love and appreciation to everyone who helped you get there. How? What better way than a thoughtfully chosen piece of jewelry? It’s the perfect gift. It’s something that will be worn with sentiment, and remembrance of an amazing moment.
There are a few people to purchase for… Each other (bride & groom), bridesmaids, groomsmen, and a lot of times parents of the bride and groom. I talked to a couple who has now been married for 6 years (congratulations!) about how they felt about gifts for each other and everyone else on their special day!
Dil – So, six years ago you’re preparing for your big day… And then you realize you have to give gifts to some people… What were you thinking?
Carly – I had a bunch of ideas! I knew for my girls I wanted to stick to jewelry though, so I narrowed it down to earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. I went with earrings in the end because something about earrings is just timeless! They will never go out of style, especially a nice little stud. And they are the perfect accessory no matter what the girl’s style was.
Dil – I totally agree, earrings are a great option! I like that there are so many different styles available, and that you can pick something that will fit each girl’s style, personality, and lifestyle. So you narrowed that down for your girls, but what were you thinking for the guys Dan? The classic flask?
Dan – Wow, you nailed it! That’s exactly what I got them. And if you tell me you guys sell flasks, I’m in! But on top of the flasks, I still knew I had to get Carly something special, other than her wedding band. So after putting a lot of thought into it, I decided to go with a watch. She’s always liked watches but never had a high quality one, so I knew what to do from there! And she still wears it to this day, so I know it was a good choice!
Dil – Sorry Dan, no flasks here, but I’m sure your guys loved them! And a watch, I like it! Do you still actually wear it to this day Carly? 😉
Carly – Haha yes, yes I do. I love it. As cheesy as it sounds, I love that I have something that reminds me of our special day. Something that was a gift for me, and it wasn’t my rings. It’s sentimental.
Dil – What were both your thoughts on gifts for your parents? Did you think it was important to get something for them to thank them for their help and to commemorate the occasion?
Carly – Neither of our dads are big on jewelry, but we both thought it would be a good idea to get each of our moms something special. They both put so much time and effort into the wedding so they deserved a token of our appreciation. We got them a nice silver bracelet each and they seemed to really appreciate that! It goes nicely with anything they wear.
Dil – Well that’s really nice of you guys!! Ok, one last question, just because I’m curious: How did you guys celebrate your 6th anniversary? Congratulations by the way! 😉
Carly – Thanks! We have outdone ourselves each anniversary, so we kind of wanted to keep it low key for once. We just had a really nice (and delicious!) dinner out at Raudz in Kelowna. It was nice, just what we wanted!
Dan – Ya it was really good food, never been there before. Then we walked down to the shore and watched the fireworks. The city really goes all out for our anniversary each year on July 1st! Gotta love that!
Well there you have it! The low down of giving jewelry as gifts on the wedding day, it’s important! Thanks to Dan & Carly for letting me interrogate them a little bit. I think we have all come to the conclusion that earrings are a perfect gift for bridesmaids, the bride and groom both deserve a special little treat on the big day, and that the parents of the bride and groom are so deserving of a little treat for all of their time and help!
PS – Dan, I think Carly is due for some bling. 😉