A gift for the bride and groom is a lovely thank you for their invitation, and a way to help set them up for their new life together. While you are welcome to choose any gift you think they’ll love, unless you know them very well, we do recommend making a selection from their registry–it’s the easiest way to ensure you give a gift they’ll cherish, rather than one that will end up in an attic, or (heaven forbid) re-gifted! If simply buying a registry gift through a few clicks on your computer feels a little too impersonal though, we have the solution: pair an item from their registry with a smaller, personal item that’s related to the gift you select. Here are a few of our favorite combinations!
A few more tips for wedding gift giving:
If you do choose to go off-registry, we’d still recommend taking a peek at the registry list, as it can give you an idea of what they’ve already received, as well as their tastes and needs.
Send a gift in advance. Yes, you can bring a gift to the wedding, but sending it in advance takes some of the burden off whoever is packing up at the end of the reception. Since many couples get married in places other than where they live, sending a gift to their home means they don’t have to worry about transporting it in a car or on a plane.
Money gifts are also often greatly appreciated–many couples use them for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon or to fund a house down payment. A sweet, heartfelt card wishing the couple well is the perfect way to personalize a monetary gift.
We’d love to know, what are your favorite gifts to give at weddings?