Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to Set Up a Wedding-Day Gift Swap with Your Fiancé

Your wedding day can fly by in a blur of joyful and emotional moments, which can make taking a beat to relax with your hubby a challenge. When you're constantly surrounded by well-wishers, there is barely a moment to soak in the celebration let alone exchange wedding gifts. Our etiquette experts weigh in on how to set up a gift swap during the matrimonial madness. 

Make sure to choose a moment when your husband can really savor the gift. Weddings are notoriously frenzied affairs, so try to select a time before the chaos begins to present your guy with his gift. Many couples choose to courier gifts via bridesmaids or groomsmen just before the ceremony, when both parties are dressed and ready for the day. Alternatively, bestowing a gift on your husband after the reception is a perfect way to wind down after a long day of celebration, and allow him to fully appreciate the gesture. If you anticipate exhaustion foiling your gift exchange post-nuptials, set aside a personal moment between the ceremony and reception when you and your husband can take a beat away from the crowd. Not only will you be able to take a breath and focus on your new husband, the act of giving him a gift will be all the more significant considering the vows you made mere moments earlier.


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