Buying wedding gifts can be a tricky business these days. People are marrying later and have often lived together for years, which means that they don’t need the traditional gifts to help them set up home.
Many couples will simply want help towards the average £30,000 cost of the wedding, but putting money in an envelope can seem cold and impersonal. What is the solution? Read on for some great ideas.
Of course, wrapping yourself up in one of your favourite wedding guest dresses and being there on the big day is the best personalised gift of all, but there are additional options as well.
Personalised gifts are a great way to show the bride and groom that you have thought about them and not just the outfit you wanted from the likes of https://www.mykindofdress.com/dresses/wedding-chic.html. This allows you to give a present that the couple can hopefully keep for years.
The added ‘extras’ in life
A great gift can often be something that people haven’t had the time or the funds to buy themselves. This could be a piece of luxury tableware that your bride and groom would love but would take up a large chunk of their rent money or an original film poster that you spent ages tracking down to reflect the very first date they had together. Read about a very unusual first date at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46059606.
Whilst you may balk at the idea of handing over some cold, hard cash to help toward wedding expenses, you could still get in early and buy something special relating to the big day. If your bride hasn’t got family members doing it already, could you pay for her bouquet and for the groom’s buttonhole, for example? How about picking up the tab for the cake? Just be careful you don’t tread on anyone’s toes if you choose to go down this route as weddings can be a very “political” business in some families and circles of friends.
Another alternative is to buy something relating to the honeymoon. Luggage is a great option if a couple is going away, or how about a hamper of suntan lotions, insect repellents and other practical but very thoughtful things that will come in useful and can cost quite a lot to buy?