A sweet custom that represents the love and commitment between two individuals is the giving and receiving of gifts on the wedding day. Marriage gifts are a heartfelt way for couples to show their love and thanks for one another and to mark the momentous day they began their life together as a wedded couple.
Getting married is a big milestone in anyone’s life, and it is a perfect opportunity for you to show additional appreciation and gratitude towards your partner for their unwavering devotion and support. A thoughtful gift can convey these sentiments and make your partner feel loved and cherished. It’s also a wonderful little way to celebrate the fact that you made it to your wedding day, through all the planning and preparation that it took to bring your momentous day to life!
Whilst there are many beautiful reasons behind exchanging gifts on your wedding day, our top three reasons simply come down to:
- Wedding gifts are tokens of love and affection that will remind you of your special day for years to come.
- Take some time to step away from the whirlwind of your day to create a moment to be present with your partner.
- Exchanging gifts on your wedding day is a chance to commemorate and honour your own individual love story.
While you might be interested in the idea of a gift exchange, you might also be wondering, “What gift can I get my partner for our wedding?”
Finding the perfect wedding gift for your partner can be tricky! So, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite wedding gift ideas to help inspire you. Here is our list of sentimental wedding gift ideas for your future spouse!
1. Custom Night Sky Print
A night sky print creates a stunning and unforgettable work of art by accurately capturing the constellations and stars at that precise moment in time. If you’re wanting to present this gift on your actual wedding day, you could select a meaningful date such as the date you first met, the date of your engagement or any other significant milestones in your relationship.
If you’re wanting to have this print of your actual wedding night, you could always write a nice note for your partner to read of your intentions and then have the print arrive at a later date!
2. Newlywed Bucket List Book
A fun and original way to compile all of your aspirations and ambitions into a list is to create a newlywed bucket list book! As you begin the next exciting chapter of your life, this type of book can provide you with a list of things to do and see together during the first few years of your marriage. (Also, who doesn’t love ticking things off of a list? Just me?)
3. Personalised Memory Box
A customised memory box can be a lovely and meaningful wedding gift that your partner will treasure for a long time. When it comes to what to include within your memory box, the world is truly your oyster! Put sentimental items in the box that symbolise important moments you and your partner have shared. This could be anything from photographs, letters, ticket stubs, love notes, or any other item that holds significance for you both.
Bonus Tip: You could even take it one step further and even engrave the top of the physical box whether that’s your initials, your wedding date or even a short and sweet little message or quote.
4. Custom Vinyl Record
A gift for all music lovers is to create a personalised vinyl record for your partner! A vinyl record can capture your favourite songs as a couple, one to relive special moments, and memories, creating a one-of-a-kind gift that you can treasure for years to come.
Bonus Tip: You could even get a custom vinyl cover with original artwork of the two of you, or incorporate something significant to your relationship!
5. Handwritten Love Letter/Poem
Now, I know this one is a little more traditional, but it’s because you can’t beat a personal handwritten love note. A handwritten romantic love letter is one of the most beautiful and sincere gifts you can gift to your spouse on your wedding day.
In the letter, be sure to express your thoughts and feelings. Express your love and appreciation for your sweetheart, as well as your excitement about sharing the rest of your life with them. And don’t concern yourself with what you’ve written in your vows. Declarations of love never sound repetitive especially when it comes from someone so close to your heart.
This also allows you the opportunity to include things that you may not have felt comfortable saying in front of other people.
At the end of the day, there is no such thing as the ‘perfect’ gift, but something that comes from the heart and holds sentimental value is a truly beautiful way to express your love, gratitude and appreciation towards your partner and to create lifelong memories of your magical day together.
If you’re looking for some additional ideas on how to make your wedding day even more special and genuine for you as a couple, check out our post here about some sweet traditions that you could add to your ceremony.