by Sydney Berry In theory, your wedding is all about you and him. In reality, it’s all about the guests, the caterers, the flower arrangements, and so on. A pre-ceremony gift for your groom is a thoughtful and romantic way to show your excitement for your walk down the aisle, but more than that, it’s a gesture that grounds the day and allows you to make it personal—something for just the two of you. While a watch or cufflinks are beautiful gifts, you may want to veer your present toward the more, well, personal side. With that in mind, we tapped Twin Cities businesses for their suggestions. Gift: Engraved Wedding Band Give: Before the wedding day, get a short and sweet message etched on the inside of it his ring. “Best Friend” or “Forever” are heartfelt choices, or opt for a nickname or inside joke for a personal touch. Don’t let him see it until you’re slipping it on his finger at the altar. Get: J. Roettger Jewelry specializes in custom band engravings.
Gift: A Proper Shave Give: Help him relax and feel his best for the big day. On the morning of, arrange for your guy to be picked up and taken to get a pampering sesh fit for the king he is with a classic straight-razor shave. Get: Gent’s Executive Shave comes with a facial cleanse, a double-over straight shave, and a deep detox clay mask.
Gift: DIY Bride and Groom Luggage Tags Give: One thing that is all about the two of you is the honeymoon. Put a personal spin on your own travels tags, and stick them in his wallet or on your suitcases with a note expressing how excited you are for your first adventure as husband and wife. Get: You have a few different options from Paper Source in Minneapolis, including made-to-order printing, but we suggest the customized stamp set. Get a stamp with the information that would typically be on a luggage tag—name and address—plus something special, such as “I’d travel the world with you.”
What did you give—or are planning to give—to your groom?