wedding gift etiquette

Wednesday was me and hubby's 8month wedding anniversary. No we didnt celebrate or anything, but I just happened to realize this morning that we had been married for 8 months. Technically not that long considering we've been together for going on 10years now, but hey still a milestone right? But why Im telling yall this is because within the last 3 weeks I have received not 1 but 2 wedding gifts. I mean come on people, 8 months later you decide you want to send me a gift? lol its not that Im unappreciative, but I personally I would feel really awkward stupid bad if I waited that long to give someone a wedding gift.

However, technically speaking I think its considered proper wedding gift etiquette as long as its within 1 year of the wedding. (Still you'd never hear me doing this) So you may be wondering what the 2 gifts were. Well one was a check (thank you lord, southern wifey is going broke) the other a bracelet.

Now I'd have to say that the bracelet is actually one of my favorite gifts. Not only is it beautiful, but it comes from my oldest bestest (yeah I can make up words like that) friend in the whole wide world, Erin.
This girl right here :)
 Her house is literally the house next to my parents. We've known each other since we were I think 1.5 or 2 years old. Crazy right? we've had alot of crazy bad fun trouble-making good times together. More than likeing you'll find us doing something like this:

Yes this was on our honeymoon.... yes my best friend was with us one of the days while on our honeymoon in St Thomas where she was living for a while. Lets just say she might have gotten us a little belligerent typsy and may or may not have taken us to do this
 But thats not a typical day with us. A typical day with us normally ends up looking like this
Anyone else see a common theme?



uummm yeah......

so back to the point of this lil here post. This lovely lady gave me a wedding gift. Does anyone have a Irish Claddah ring?
via amazon

Me neither. But Ive always wanted one. Just felt awkward wearing it since im only a teeny tiny bit Irish. Basically for those of you who dont know, if the crown is pointing towards your heart your taken, if it points out your single. So wouldnt you know that the Virgin Island (aka St. Thomas where bestie lived) has a similar tradition of their own. Introducing, the "hooked" bracelet.
The story goes, an old fisherman who lived on the island couldnt afford to give his bride a ring. So he took fishing line and a fishing hook and tied them together for her. From there it became a tradition on the island that if the hook was facing toward your heart you were forever hooked to your soulmate. If it faced the opposite way, it meant you were unhooked and single. Needless to say I absolutely LOVE it! I feel like I relate to it so much more being a fishermans wife. And so if you go to the Virgin Islands you will see alot of people wearing these bracelets because they are handmade by the artists there. They have abunch of different styles. Bestie even has one herself, but pointing out
Gotta love the beer can in the pic...ooops.

And I looked it up and guess who else has one of these precious little things? If you guess my 2nd husband Kenny Chesney, then your RIGHT?!?! (note: he may not know hes my husband yet) He got the bracelet while we were at his private house on St. John. 'nother note: we were not married yet this is why the bracelet is facing out in the pic ;)
omg. that cowboy hat gets me every time........drool......just dont take the cowboy hat off.....

sorry. minor setback in the story. Back to bestie and I. I absolutely LOOOVVVEEEE this bracelet. And it was well worth the 8month wait to get it. I havent taken it off since she put it on and I dont think I plan to. Its so simple and its sterling silver so basically it matches everything I wear.

Ok thats all for now. Probably should go back to work. its what pays the bills ya know?


  1. my husband's boss has a rule of not giving a wedding gift until the one year anniversary because he got sick of giving gifts to people who didn't stay together for at least a year! ha.

    LOVE the bracelet :)

  2. Real fun !!!both bracelets are cool, Congregate for 8 months complete anniversary :)

  3. Looks like such a fun time, and can I just say I am loving that hook bracelet...such a great idea and fun fashion accessory! Love the story behind it and that fisherman even more...super sweet!

    Liesl :)


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