Guidelines to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Gift
At the advent of a wedding, everyone close to the couple starts thinking about the perfect gift to celebrate the marriage of two people they care about. Buying a gift for a couple who are starting a new life together is not an easy task as it is difficult to find a gift that is meaningful to the couple and fits your budget. The better you know the couple, the easier it will be. The latest trend is to provide a gift registry which makes choices easier. If there is no gift registry a little guidance from parents, relatives or bridesmaids can be helpful but contacting the bride or groom-to-be is not a good option.
Nuptial gifting gurus recommend household appliances as a sure bet but if the couple has been living together for a while before the wedding, they most likely already have what they need in that department. However, you can get creative and take a clue from the appliances they already have and come up with ideas associated with those appliances – like a special course in cooking lessons or a membership to a wine club.
How Much to Spend
When considering how much to spend on a wedding gift, spend only what you can afford and scale your gift proportionately to the amount of people who will be attending the wedding event. If you are considering a cash gift, let your affection for the couple and your budget guide you but don’t give gift vouchers. According to wedding aficionados, gift vouchers are boring and insignificant. A unique, memorable gift that will remind them of their wedding day is far more preferable than a gift voucher which they will probably spend on necessities at the nearest department store, leaving no memory of the giver or the gift. If you are wealthy and feel particularly generous towards the couple, a wedding is an ideal time to splash out on something spectacular that newlyweds may not be able to afford but would love if they could.
Individual Circumstance of the Couple
Gone are the days when couples got married in their twenties, moved into a starter apartment, upgraded when the children arrived and stayed happily married till-death-do-us-part. In these modern times, many couples have been previously married or have been co-habiting for a period of time. It is recommended that a wedding gift should match the circumstances of the newlyweds and not just a traditional gift like a set of cutlery or a bread bin which the couple obviously already own.
The Size of the Gift
Sometimes a small gift that has been well thought out and carefully chosen will make a bigger impact than a big present.
Gift Boxes or Gift Hampers
Gift boxes or hampers are a great idea particularly if the couple is not very well known to you. You can choose from a variety of gift boxes and hampers that have been specially put together to make a fantastic wedding gift.
Silver and Pewter Gifts
Silver and Pewter Gifts make memorable wedding gifts and you can choose from a wide range suitable for newlyweds. Silver or Pewter Gifts will show a special couple just how much they mean to you as these gifts will be cherished for years to come.
There is nothing more exciting than a loving couple getting married and the perfect wedding gift will show them just how much you care. Whether you are looking for a traditional gift, a luxury gift or something entirely different, make sure you find just what the couple is looking for.