Who doesn’t love the opportunity to attend a family or a friend’s wedding? That being said, getting prepared to attend a wedding can be pretty challenging, with travel to sort, a hotel to book, an outfit to find and, of course, a wedding gift to purchase, there is plenty to plan for!
Even though the happy couple may have expressed your attendance to be the only gift they need, you likely are keen to find these special people in your life a special gift to celebrate their day. At times, it may be requested that gifts are in the form of donations to a particular charity, however giving a token to the couple is still a nice thing to do.
Factors to Take Into Account When Choosing the Right Wedding Gift
Picking the right gift for the happy couple can be rather challenging. Tradition would tell us that wedding gifts are all about providing a household item. However, these days a lot of couples already live together before the big day meaning their home already has everything it needs. That’s why here we have created a guide to help you choose the perfect wedding gift for the occasion.
Consider the Circumstances of the Couple
In the world we live in today, very few couples get married at 20, then move in, then have their kids, then live happily ever after.
In reality, many people getting married today are on to their second wedding, already live together or may have lived apart first.
That is why you must choose a gift that is perfect for the circumstances of the happy couple. That means you can forget about buying a new bread bin or dinner set!
Consider How Big the Gift Is
Many people getting married will already have a complete home with everything they need, so buying a large wedding gift may be more than a little inconvenient. Instead, consider a gift that is small in size but big on impact and memorability, for example, sterling silver wedding cups.
Resist the Urge to Give a Gift Voucher
We all know what we are talking about here! Certainly a gift voucher may initially seem a great idea, but in reality it is unmemorable.
Choosing an unusual gift that will bring back memories of the wedding day is much better than being able to spend a few pounds at the local department store.
A Gift Box or Hamper Could Be Perfect
Hampers and gift boxes are great as they are filled with a variety of presents which are perfect as a wedding present. Just make sure that if you do decide to opt for a ‘house warming’ type gift, be sure to take into account the individual taste of the couple.
Lastly, if the gift is going to be for the home then consider the current furnishings, the colour scheme and the general style of the happy couple. Cushions that are a million miles from the colour scheme or a hippy lamp in a chic sitting area is the last thing anyone wants.