Your plans are set, the tuxedos have been chosen, and the invitations are on their way. Of course, being the typical groom you were there for every decision, painstakingly fretting over every detail with your bride. Yeah right! If you're like most grooms your input ended with "Will you marry me?" but that's OK because you have a chance to redeem yourself. Most men have no idea how much work goes in to planning a wedding and it's very likely that your bride has placed her heart and soul in to creating a perfect day for you both and your friends & family. Don't miss your chance at thanking her for everything that she has done by giving her a wedding gift. In this article I will share with you ideas on how to choose a meaningful gift that'll warm her heart and make this very special day - just a little more special!
Give the gift of jewelry
I can't think of a better wedding gift to give than jewelry, it's always a romantic gift but in this case it's a great choice for so many reasons. First - it makes a stronger statement than just about any other gift you can give. Second - if you choose the right gift, she can wear it on her wedding day. Third - in some cases the jewelry that you give her can be worn for many years to come. So you can see that jewelry is a wonderful wedding day gift on so many levels. There are several jewelry items that is appropriate for wedding gifts and I'll cover the most important or popular with you.
Choosing a gift that she can wear on her wedding day and beyond
Diamond stud earrings are a classic jewelry gift and one of the best for a wedding day gift. Diamond studs are a staple in every woman's jewelry wardrobe and this is because they can be dressed up or dressed down. Many brides will wear the diamond studs that you give them on their wedding day, and of course she'll have them forever. Choosing the perfect diamond studs requires a little thought on your part, you should know what shape diamond engagement ring you've given her and what color precious metal her wedding set is made of. When choosing diamond studs, be sure to match the shape of the diamond to the diamond shape in her engagement ring. The most popular shapes for diamond studs are round or princess cut and chances are that her engagement ring is one of these shapes as well. Look for a jeweler that offers a lifetime upgrade policy on diamond studs, this way you'll be able to go up in size for other occasions. A good upgrade policy will give you full trade-in value on your studs toward a pair of a larger size.
Other ideas for jewelry gifts
If you think diamond studs are too safe or if you've already given them to her then you're going to need some other ideas. Weddings are of course a formal event and formal jewelry can be a very fun or daring gift. Some ideas for formal jewelry are dangle earrings, drop earrings, or necklaces. Dangle or drop earrings are longer and more dramatic looking earrings usually set with diamond or colored gemstones. They catch much attention and look amazing with a wedding dress, but keep in mind that she won't get as much use out of them as a simpler or more basic jewelry gift. Although, she'll be able to wear them for other formal events like your friend's weddings. One great idea for dangle earrings is chandelier earrings.
Pearl necklaces are one of the most popular wedding day gifts because many wedding dresses are made with sequins or beads that look like pearls. So a pearl necklace is a very appropriate choice, it's also a sophisticated and charming gift that she can cherish for many years to come. Many mothers give their daughters pearls that they have worn on their wedding day and this of course was made popular because of the tradition of wearing "something old", "something new", "something borrowed", "something blue".
A great time to give her your carefully selected wedding gift is the night of your rehearsal dinner, when you'll be surround by friends and family. Giving your beautiful bride a wedding day jewelry gift gives you a chance to slow down from the manic wedding planning and thank her for all the hard work that she has done and also tell her how much she means to you.