Love Is in the Air: Airplane Gift Guide

I mentioned in my last post that we gave our wedding party and parents their gifts at the rehearsal dinner. Obviously this was kept a secret until that evening, so I’m excited to finally be able to share what we purchased for these amazing people.

Ladies first”¦I already showed you the chevron totes I made for each of my bridesmaids.

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These were filled with an array of goodies: a yellow pashmina, a Tervis tumbler with each girl’s initial, my favorite lip balm, and their wedding jewelry. I also got a pashmina for our reader.

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For the junior bridesmaids and flower girls, I bought them all beaded bracelets and added charms with their initials.


For the groomsmen, Mr. Plane decided on ties, belts, more initialed Tervis mugs, cuff links, and Harry’s shave kits. The ushers also got Tervis mugs and shave kits.

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The guys wasted no time in utilizing their mugs.

The cuff links have an extra-special story, as they were made from a ball Mr. Plane caught for me at a Tigers game over the summer. They were made by Etsy seller The Rusted Key, who was fantastic to work with. All of the guys thought these were a really cool gift.


For my parents and Mr. Plane’s mom, we decided to go the sappy photo-frame route with an IOU for a future wedding photo. Mr. Plane’s dad received an engraved Zippo lighter.


Mr. Plane’s mom’s frame housed a picture of them together when he was younger and says, “Today a groom, tomorrow a husband, forever your little boy.” The frame for Mama and Papa Plane contained a photo of them from their wedding day, with the caption, “Our union is already blessed because we have your marriage to look up to.”

After returning back from the rehearsal dinner, Mr. Plane and I snuck off to quickly exchange gifts with each other. For me, he worked with our jeweler, CW Petersen, to create a stunning necklace and earring set, which you’ll see later. For him, I did a boudoir photo shoot, which you will not be seeing later (but I will add that he absolutely loved it, and I had such a fun time doing it—highly recommended).

All photos personal unless otherwise noted

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Previously, on the Airplane Wedding”¦


Mrs. Airplane

Plymouth, Michigan
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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Classifieds: February 14, 2014
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  1. parisian Member
    Miss Parisian 588 posts, Busy bee @ 12:39 pm

    LOL at NOT sharing the boudoir shoot. Those gifts are all amazing! What an awesome idea for the cufflinks!

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    Kaili, Guest @ 12:58 pm

    Where did you get the initial Tervis cups? I love that idea.

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    Mrs. Airplane 395 posts, Helper bee @ 1:04 pm

    @Kaili:! You can also find some at Bed Bath and Beyond, although they did not have all the ones we needed.

  4. rucksack Member
    rucksack 518 posts, Busy bee @ 1:20 pm

    Awesome gifts! Those cufflinks are baller. (Ha, see what I did there?)

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    Freeze Pops 82 posts, Worker bee @ 1:25 pm

    Baseball cufflinks… SO COOL! Thanks for linking those… I think I know what my mister is getting next Christmas!

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    kaililynn 1 posts, Wannabee @ 1:37 pm

    @Mrs. Airplane: Thank you :-)

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    pinkdiamonds24 10 posts, Newbee @ 1:40 pm

    so cute! Such great ideas :)

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    roadtrip 803 posts, Busy bee @ 1:47 pm

    Love that the cuff links are from the ball he caught and not just any spare ball. That’s awesome!

  9. milkcow Member
    Mrs. Milk Cow 214 posts, Helper bee @ 2:26 pm

    I love the cuff links – that’s a great idea! Also, your parent gifts are so sweet.

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    Mrs. Llama 22 posts, Newbee @ 2:40 pm

    Love the cuff links!!

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    Mrs. Pyramid 103 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:18 pm

    I love those frames for your parents, very sweet! All of your gifts are so thoughtful!

  12. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:31 pm

    I want all of those bridesmaids gifts. I love yellow and everything is so cute!

  13. jetsetter Member
    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 9:08 am

    I wish I had a reason to wear cuff links, those are AWESOME!!! The Planes are great gifters! ;)

  14. mspalmtree Member
    Mrs. Palm Tree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:49 am

    You guys are awesome gifters, like @Mrs. Jet Setter said. I love all of these gifts! Any lefties? ;)

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 4:47 pm

    The baseball cuff links are so cool and I adore the chevron totes!

  16. mswaterfall Member
    Mrs. Waterfall 1403 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:16 am

    Wow, such wonderful gifts! I had no idea you could make cufflinks out of a baseball, that’s really neat. And I’m a sap, because I loved the frames :)

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