"What was the most memorable thing (good or bad) from a wedding you've attended?"
Reader Jesse wrote: I was at a wedding where the bride and groom exchanged gifts as part of the wedding ceremony. Neither one knew what the other was going to give. She gave him a box of letters that she had written him since they started dating. He gave her a flowerpot filled with soil from every place he had lived. She was barely able to keep from crying. What a sweet moment!
What a creative idea! I love when couples infuse new and interesting elements into their wedding ceremonies. It makes the whole experience more meaningful and memorable (and keeps your guests from secretly thinking, "God, I hope this is short.").
I thought about doing something similar during our ceremony but decided to go with a quilt-wrapping and tree-planting instead. I think I nixed the idea because my present ideas were too silly and they didn't seem to honor the sacredness of the moment.
For example, I wanted to make matching super-hero capes for Matt and me and present him with his during the wedding as a surprise present. I was going to explain that one of the reasons I wanted to marry him was because we make the world better together.
Anyway, I love this couple's ideas! And even if this trend catches on and everyone starts doing it, at least the gifts will be unique and interesting every time.