Among one of the many longstanding, nuptial-related conventions is the bride and groom wedding gift exchange on the day of (or bride and bride and groom and groom, of course!). This may not be on every couple's agenda, but it's one more little gesture of love (and a nice nerve-reducer) before you and your soon-to-be-spouse exchange vows.
And, even if you've already overextended your wedding budget (it happens to the best of us), you don't have to fork over an engagement-ring's worth of moolah to make your present count. In fact, some to-be-weds even map out strict price limits for the exchange beforehand to keep it within a reasonable confine. It's truly all about the sentiment, even if the gift is something that can't be used until after the wedding.
With that being said, we rounded up 24 of the best wedding present ideas for the day-of gift exchange with your partner. For the bride, you can never go wrong with an extra touch of jewelry, which she can choose to sport down the aisle. We're especially enamored with EF Collection's subtle "Love" ring for a heartfelt showing of affection. Or, play on the something blue tradition, like a small periwinkle clutch that's big enough to house her day-of necessities. As for the groom, finish off his wedding ensemble with a crisp pocket square from The Tie Bar, or sleek shades for an outdoor celebration. If he's more the nostalgic type, matching coffee mugs, courtesy of UncommonGoods, might be more on par. Or, perhaps the music buff will get a kick out of high-tech headphones for your honeymoon travels.
Either way, there's something fit to match any budget and style. Starting with ladies first, scope out our top bride and groom wedding present picks.