17 Wedding Countdown Gifts That Build Anticipation for the Big Day

The countdown has begun!
Chalkboard heart with '...Days until we become Mrs & Mrs' on white wooden sign
Emily Halonen Bratcher - The Knot Contributor.
Emily Halonen Bratcher
Emily Halonen Bratcher - The Knot Contributor.
Emily Halonen Bratcher
The Knot Contributor
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Updated Oct 19, 2021
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If you're looking for an engagement party gift or a wedding shower present, look no further than a wedding countdown gift. The perfect mix of thoughtfulness and fun, brides and grooms will find that these keepsakes help them visualize how many days are left before they say "I do." They also provide wedding planning accountability since they remind the couple of how much time they have left to plan their dream day.

There's not just one kind of wedding countdown gift, either. From wooden blocks and tear-off desk calendars to chalkboards and frames, they are as varied as the weddings they help anticipate. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for a newly engaged friend or want something to make the waiting a little easier for your own big day, one of these 18 wedding countdown gifts is sure to work.

The Paisley Paw Days Until We Say I Do Countdown Sign

'Days until we say I do!' in white type with chalkboard heart and personalized names on black wooden sign

This wooden wedding countdown sign is a great gift for couples hosting a rustic chic wedding. Featuring customizable text and a jute rope for hanging, the sign comes with a chalkboard heart where couples can count down the days until they say "I do."

Luxury Grove Personalized Wedding Countdown Blocks

Wooden block sign with white heart, countdown, 'Weeks till Mr & Mr' in loopy white script

Choose from four fonts and four wood finishes to personalize this set of countdown blocks. Not only can you change the numbers as you count down, but the middle block can also be flipped to say "days," "weeks" or "months." The final block can include the couple's titles or another short and sweet message.

Chatham Place Dry Erase Wedding Countdown Sign

Dry erase board with 'Countdown to I do' and number of days in black type on burlap

This wedding countdown sign, which works great as a bridal shower decoration or gift, incorporates burlap overlaid with the phrase "I do" and the couple's wedding date. When encased in a picture frame, you can count down the days until a couple's wedding day with a dry erase marker.

David's Bridal Days Til I Do Wedding Countdown Flip Calendar

Flip calendar with 'Days 'til I do' in light gray type

This flip calendar is a great engagement gift idea for the groom- or bride-to-be. Small enough to fit on a desk or shelf, it will make a morning coffee or sitting down to work feel a little bit more exciting as they get to mark off the days till the wedding.

Theorem Fine Goods Wedding Countdown Calendar

White wooden countdown clock with wedding symbols like rings, champagne glasses and bouquet

With this wooden countdown clock, each click of a button marks one day closer to an engaged couple's wedding. As the days tick into the double, and finally single digits, a new wedding day illustration is displayed.

Ava Appleblossom Wedding Countdown Sign

Gray wooden sign with 'Days until we become Mr. & Mrs...' with white acrylic number tags

Although the average couple takes about a year to plan their wedding, some couples take longer. This wedding countdown sign, which comes with acrylic number tags, can start counting down from 999 days in advance of the wedding date.

Made by R and R Wedding Countdown Spinner

Wooden circle countdown spinner with 'Days until our wedding' engraved with wedding rings and champagne glasses symbols

Perfect for the final 30-day stretch until the nuptials, this engraved wooden countdown gift features a spinner that dials the days until the couple's wedding.

Quaintly Kate Wedding Advent Calendar

Advent calendar in shades of pink and gray with wedding-related words and phrases

This personalized wedding advent calendar contains a different quote or message for each of the 30 days leading up to saying "I do." A gift tag tied to the top contains a personalized message to the engaged couple.

Waypost Paper Co. Personalized Wedding Countdown Calendar

Tear off calendar with gold gilded border, greenery and quote

Featuring a different romantic quote for each day until the wedding, this tear-off calendar is a perfect way for couples to keep their love central in the wedding planning process. Plus, who knows what romantic wedding readings it might inspire?

Z Create Design Wedding Countdown Mug

'Wedding countdown' with colorful flowers and ribbon, erasable marker to write number of days until the wedding

Wedding planning usually involves a lot of coffee. This sweet, floral mug allows the engaged couple to get their caffeine fix while also counting down the days until their wedding. The mug comes in a gift box with an included erasable marker.

Made At 94 Mrs. and Mrs. Wedding Countdown Sign

Chalkboard heart with '...Days until we become Mrs & Mrs' on white wooden sign

Made to order, these signs can also include the couple's future shared last name. Hold it during an engagement photo shoot or wedding announcement then display it until the wedding day.

Holly & Fred Eucalyptus Chalkboard Countdown Plaque

Chalkboard heart on wooden sign with greenery graphic

This sweet countdown plaque with a chalkboard heart is a lovely gift idea, especially for couples planning on incorporating eucalyptus or other greenery into their wedding day arrangements. The pattern can also be purchased on a coordinating keepsake box for storing memories after the big day.

Custom Wood Wonders Wedding Countdown Frame

Wooden picture frame with chalkboard heart and '...Weeks until we tie the knot!' engraved

Gift the couple a frame that lets them display a favorite engagement snap and count down the weeks until they say "I do." Customize the font and include the couple's names for an extra thoughtful gift.

Endless Creations Co Wedding Countdown Sign

Dark wooden sign with fairy light graphic, personalized names in white script with calendar with flowers

This wedding countdown sign is adorned with the couple's names and a floral arrangement that can be personalized with their wedding colors.

Uncommon Goods Time Since Launch Clock

Launch clock with pin to start counting days

Instead of giving a countdown gift, you could also do a "time since" gift. Couples can pull the pin on their wedding day, and this clock will start counting the days since they said "I do."

Designed by Georgette Editable Wedding Countdown Sign

'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue' in black script with number of days and vine graphics in corners

Designed to be displayed at a wedding shower, this editable sign lets you change the number of days until the wedding. For a clever twist, leave the number of days blank and pop the sign into a glass frame then start the countdown with a dry erase marker you gift the engaged couple afterward. They can keep the countdown long after the bridal shower is over.

Creative Countdown Custom Countdown to Wedding Desktop Calendar

Flip calendar with number of days left until the wedding and message for the couple

A take on the typical tear-off desktop calendar, this gift lets you customize each day with a message for the engaged couple. Choose from some of their suggested quotes or include notes on special days like the anniversary of their first date. For a truly thoughtful shower gift, gather well wishes and advice from wedding guests for them to uncover as they turn the pages.

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