Monday, November 22, 2010

For His Cold Feet...

Today, Stephen reveals how I went beyond our budget to offer a little wedding day surprise for the groom.

Socks aren't usually all that special to me. Typically, I just pick a pair that goes with my shoes, and then don't even give them a second thought. On my wedding day, however, I wore socks that were very special.

While working out our wedding budget, Heather and I agreed that we wouldn't get each other gifts. After all, there were so many other nice things we were spending money on, and we both felt that the wedding itself was the best gift imaginable.


But then, the night before the wedding, Heather handed me a little gift box. She said although we had agreed not to exchange gifts, she couldn't resist getting this one small item for me. I had no clue what it was, but she said I needed to open it before the wedding.

So, the next morning, I opened the box and inside found a pair of black and purple arglye socks, along with a note that said, "In case you get cold feet." It was a fun and thoughtful gift that, although very inexpensive,  reminded me throughout the day that I was marrying a truly caring and wonderful person.



Have you heard about the "cold feet" trend? Will you and your groom exchange wedding gifts?

(Photo Credits: Alex Neumann Photography, Heather Walrath & Damien Smith Photography)

10 comments:

  1. awww thats so cute!! My hubby and I didn't exchange any gifts for our wedding but I think its a very cute idea!

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  2. Cute! I love the kneeling-at-the-altar photo with the socks! We did exchange gifts but argyle socks for the groom and groomsmen were always part of the attire plan - I think they look so great!

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  3. So sweet! We had socks for Mr. Milk but we bought them together a few weeks before the wedding when we came across a pair with our wedding colors!

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  4. Heather that was by far the sweetest gift that I have ever hear of. Your husband is a lucky lucky man, and I'm sure you are pretty lucky to ;) !!

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  5. This is so cute! I adore wedding photos of guys wearing argyle socks, but my husband wouldn't do it. Although I did photoshop argyle socks on him in one of our wedding photos just for a laugh!

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  6. I love this idea!

    We didn't exchange gifts either. We had the same thought as you--the wedding was certainly enough of a gift for us!

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  7. love that you can see his socks peeking through :)

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  8. I love how you gave the gift. While the boys all got similar socks (we didn't get a photo either booo) had I cleverly packaged the socks like you did, i think husband would think it so much cuter! you are so creative!

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  9. Thanks, everyone! I owe the inspiration for this one to my fellow brides, especially Stacey from Thoughts of the All Consumed Bride! :)

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