Photo: Clane Gessel Photography
Right before you take your first few steps down the aisle and give the love of your life your first kiss toward a forever future together, it's customary to give a little something on the morning of the wedding. Whether the gift has a special meaning or is something that will make him laugh out loud, we have you covered with five of our favorite ideas for gifts to put together and wrap up for your groom on your wedding day.
1. A handwritten letter
This is a simple gift you can give and something that often has the most meaning and value. Spend some time before the wedding writing a letter to your groom that covers the span of your relationship. Add in the funny moments along the way and even insightful things, for example, a reminder of the first time you realized you were in love with him.
2. Something for the honeymoon
Whether you're going on a beach vacation or an adventure through the wilderness, the day-of wedding gift can be a little something he can stick in his bag and pack with him on the wedding day. You can also plan an excursion for the honeymoon, which is sure to be fun for the both of you!
3. A post-wedding relaxation gift
Depending on his hobbies, maybe it's a massage or a golf day. This kind of present is great because the groom can relax and recover after the hectic wedding weekend.
4. Something handmade
Add your personal touch with a gift that's handmade. Pull together pictures or items you kept throughout your budding relationship, and create a photo album, scrapbook, or other keepsake. This kind of gift is one he is bound to save forever.
5. A laugh-out-loud present
Want to make him laugh the morning of the wedding? Take one of your longest standing inside jokes and turn it into a gift you can give him on the morning of. It's bound to be a hit.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.