We’re back to talking about our wedding – one of my favorite days of the week!! Before we move on to our First Look, let’s talk about gifts. Previously I talked about the gifts that I gave to my bridesmaids and matron of honor here but my gift to Carson took just as much time and thought, if not more.
Of course I scoured the internet first for ideas first and it took me a long time to narrow down my options. In the end I decided that I wanted to get him something that he could have with him on our wedding day and that incorporated something that he loved. Of course it had to be Star Wars cufflinks!! I had them hidden under my dresser for 3 months and I was dying to give them to Carson, but managed to wait 😉
Can we talk for a second about how hard it is to keep gifts a secret when you share an Amazon Prime account?! It is beyond ridiculous. I had to tell Carson to not look in the purchase history and remove the confirmation email from his inbox. But I did manage to make it a surprise and threw in a little bonus pendant that had Genesis 31:49, “The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another.” He keeps one half and I have the other. I wrote my letter to him in a notebook that I had made the previous summer while we were visiting our parents in Vermont. At the time that I made it I knew that I was going to write my wedding letter in it for him which is why I included a sailboat and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote, “Life is a journey, not a destination.”
He surprised me by having his best man drop off a letter and gift the morning of and he wrote his letter on Harry Potter stationery so how can you go wrong with that? It was funny to see that we shared a lot of the same sentiments in our letters to each other. He also gave me a rose and a Pandora charm that had a ring pillow with wedding bands on it. I love it so much!
Did you exchange gifts on your wedding day?