Wedding Etiquette: Bride and Groom Wedding Gift Exchange?

Bride with gift from groom
photo by Shea Christine Photography


Is a wedding gift exchange between the bride and groom a time-honored tradition or no big deal?


It is an optional tradition for the bride and groom to exchange gifts -- the night before the wedding, the morning of, or once the festivities are over. You could give each other something to wear for the wedding itself (cuff links, a necklace) or maybe something for the honeymoon (a great pair of sunglasses, snorkeling gear). It doesn't have to be anything major -- a photo frame or a treasured book of poetry make great gifts. Honor this tradition in whatever way you two desire!

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