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#1 boscobel

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    Posted 09 January 2008 - 09:56 PM

    So I go back and forth whether I will do the BD photos or not. I HATE having my picture taken, so that would be a super hard thing for me to do. But Matt loves to have pics of me, he plasters them all over his station at work. I hate it, but I have learned to ignore it ;') Anyway, cuz he knows how I hate having my pic taken, I think he would be blown away if I did the BD photos for him. My opinion on this topic changes daily, so we'll just see how I feel about it after i've lost a few lbs and perhaps I will go for it.

    Wow, that was a lot of words to ger to my point!!! I see that most of the time, the gifts we buy for our hubbies-to-be are the BD photos or a watch. What is the norm that he would buy for you? My friend got a Luis Vuitton for her wedding, but other then on here and her, I have never heard of this tradition. So do you ask for something specific? Does he surprise you? Do you decide ahead of time that you are doing it??

    #2 starchild



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      Posted 09 January 2008 - 10:17 PM

      I'm glad you said it, because I'd never heard of this tradition at all before here. We opted out of this one, for us the pledge of lifetime love was a present enough...hehe

      I don't think you ask for something specific, I would assume the gift is something your spouse wants to give you as a symbol of love. Although I don't know how the Louis Vuitton fits into that theory...lol Maybe he knew she really wanted one and chose to make her happy that way?

      #3 Jenn

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        Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:47 PM

        Carly you know I think you should do the BD pics... but for your question, I have no idea what Sam got me. I didn't actually think he had gotten me anything, but he mentioned it a few weeks ago, so I'm really curious. I'll let you know when I get back! I think most guys do jewelry, but I would think it would be something they think will be sentimental.

        #4 Saraha

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          Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:49 PM

          Im doing the good ol BD pics. I cant believe it. I have never been one to anything remotely like this and am doing it for the sole reason of Kevin loving it.

          #5 -Kate-

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            Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:46 AM

            I got DH a watch, BD pics, and a joke gift (a thermos - ala The Jerk). He got me a large day of the dead statue from Mi Casa. I LOVE it because it's something for the house and it's art - not just a standard piece of jewelry.

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            Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:58 AM

            My best friend bought her husband a Rolex watch (which I believe was engraved on the back with a private message) and his gift to her was a pair of light blue sapphire earrings shaped like stars with diamond accents from Tiffany - they were her something blue. I think those are totally over the top gifts, but they were both very lovely.

            Not sure if FI and I are going to exchange wedding day gifts yet. One time I casually mentioned the idea of BD pics and he really wasn't crazy about the idea, actually I was surprised at his negative reaction to the idea, so I probably won't do those. He said his mental pictures were good enough haha. So I have no idea what I would get him, because he already has a Rolex, so I really can't top that in the watch department!

            #7 Martha

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              Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:58 AM

              I also go back and forth with BD pics....I know he would love them, but I think the anxiety would take me over the top. Seriously. I am giving myself a few months to get back in shape and then I will see.

              If not, he wants a Boxer pup...Obviously I couldn't take it down there, but I am thinking about taking a picture of it and putting it in the card or framing it and giving it to him. He will be so excited to get home!!

              But, he also wants a 4 door Jeep...this would be harder to do without him knowing. My Jeep is the car that we would trade in and it's in both our names, so I couldn't do it without him being there.

              He's not getting a watch or anything "typical." We are not typical people and he loses all his watches anyhow!

              I have no idea what he will get me....we share money and I manage the bills, so I guess it wil depend on how much money I give him to buy my gift. ha!

              #8 starchild



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                Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:12 AM

                Originally Posted by Just Martha
                I have no idea what he will get me....we share money and I manage the bills, so I guess it wil depend on how much money I give him to buy my gift. ha!
                Reminds me of when I was a kid and would ask my dad for money to buy my parents a Christmas gift. He would go in his wallet and say "Let's see...how nice of a gift do I want". Funny!

                #9 dgsjsu

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                  Posted 10 January 2008 - 08:24 AM

                  When my FI and I started dating I found out that he does not like watches(which was a huge disappointment because its a great gift idea) but he told me that all he ever wanted was a pocket watch. At that point I knew what I was going to get him when we were to get married. I am going to get a pocket watch and in the inside put a mesg. in there for him and the date of our wedding on the outside. I am very excited. As for me, I have no idea what he is going to do for me, most likely jewelry.

                  #10 becks



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                    Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:46 AM

                    My FI isn't big into things... so gifts are tough. I gave him a watch at Christmas, and golf shoes for his last birthday (wheee...)

                    I'm thinking that maybe I'll find a shell, or something special while at our DH and have it framed in a little picture box. More sentimental than impressive, but I'm stumped.

                    What am I going to do about birthdays and xmases for the rest of my life?? (Love the fact that its for the rest of my life, though!!)

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