This is possibly going to be one of the most important gifts you could imagine buying for someone. It is highly likely that your present will stand in a pride of place in the home of the newly wedded couple and it should be something special. Depending on the intention of the gift it may also be functional or sentimental- all are equally memorable and will mean the world to your bride and groom.
We have created a fool proof guide to help you find the perfect gift…
Personalise your gift
Popular sites like notonthehighstreet.com and Etsy having special collections of gifts designed with weddings in mind with everything from bespoke scrapbooks to engraved wooden Mr and Mrs key rings and keepsake boxes. These gifts are ideal for the sentimental and especially if you have a loyal, long lasting friendship with your bride and groom.
Don’t be afraid to use your own artistic skills and make something by hand, they will surely appreciate the extra effort you have put in, and it will stand out between the other gifts in the ceremony. So, get out your old school and baby photos of the lovely bride and groom and be creative!
Remember- it’s the thought that really counts.
Pinterest is your best friend!
You may find it difficult to think of ideas from scratch and make something, so not to fear! Pinterest is the perfect place to get inspired for everything wedding related, including present ideas.
You can even pin and save ideas in your own private folder so the inspiration behind their gift remains a mystery! If you’re lucky enough and the bride or groom has their own Pinterest page, you can get an idea of the things they like and be guaranteed to get them a gift they love! Fross Wedding Collections have their own Pinterest account, so if you ever need any inspiration then look no further!
How to follow a theme
In some weddings, the couple sets a theme- whether it be Disney or Star Wars, why not use this opportunity to give your bride and groom a really quirky gift. Something that will be nostalgic and symbolic of one of the best day of their lives?
Cushions with quotes from their favourite film, going against the traditional and giving Disney themed horseshoes or organising a character to sing for the couple are just a few endearing ways to impress the couple with your commitment to the theme! These types of gifts will be guaranteed to be memorable and special.
Consider if there are cultural differences
In some cases where you are attending a wedding of a married couple of a different religion or culture, there may be customs for gift giving in place. Not to say that these are set in stone, you can ask your bride and groom for advice but if they are traditional, they may wish you to follow the customs.
If anything, this maybe a great opportunity, it will give your gift some direction and allow you to narrow down your searches. In Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist weddings for example, it is more common for the bride and groom to ask for money in an envelope. Nice and simple!
Artwork and religious works to adorn the newlyweds’ home would be widely appreciated, but it would be recommended in this case to do your research and ask the couple’s family for advice.
Don’t overthink this though, the couple will just be happy for your attendance on their special day!