Engraved Wedding Gifts – The Only Way To Go

When searching for a wedding gift, especially for large weddings, you want to put extra effort into selecting the best, most unique gift that will stand out from the crowd. The last thing you want is to give a present that ten other attendees are also giving — not too memorable. To combat this dilemma I suggest giving engraved wedding gifts as they’re truly the only way to go.

One major benefit of engraved wedding anniversary gifts, aside from their uniqueness as mentioned above, is the fact that they’re timeless. A gift that has been personalized for an occasion (e.g. a wedding) can be kept for 75 years and will still be remembered. The gift is engraved with a note that mentions the event, the date, and possibly the people involved. Gifts like this simply are not forgotten.

Lastly and most importantly, giving an engraved gift shows far more thought than any regular old present off a department store shelf. An engraved gift has thought applied and can’t be acquired in a few minutes like other presents. Planning must take place and this extra effort is recognized by recipients.


The Big Day is Finally Close: Buying a Wedding Gift

Getting married is one of the most important events in a person’s life and it’s up to you — the friend, family member, neighbor or associate — to help make the day special. Attending the wedding is a solid first step, but you should also consider giving the bride and groom a unique gift for the occasion.

As a wedding approaches stress starts to mount. What are you going to where? Is your schedule free? Do you have a gift for the wedding? These are things we all stress about, but stressing is not good. Stress takes the fun out of life and it’s better to plan ahead of time and not wait till the last minute. In particular, I’m referring to selecting a gift.

The goal of a wedding gift is to provide the bride and groom with something they will enjoy, remember and cherish. Yes, a toaster can be memorable, but let’s be real. Many times wedding attendees wait till crunch time to select a gift, which leads to a present that’s rushed, conventional and sad to say boring. By planning ahead one has the ability to research wedding gifts and a select the best one for the bride and groom. Waiting till the last minute doesn’t allow for such a luxury.

Another tip for buying a wedding gift is to select a present that can be engraved or personalized. For example, a picture frame that has been engraved specifically for the wedding. It can include a mention of the wedding event, the date, the bride/groom’s name, etc.

Lastly, if I can suggest one thing it’s to simply have fun. That is what’s most important.


Why Do Wedding Gifts Mean So Much?

Wedding gifts are given because they are a token of appreciation and a gesture of one’s best wishes to the newly weds. Gift giving in itself is a practical way to show appreciation for the bride and groom.  Also, remember that “a wedding shower” is a celebration to shower the bride and groom with all the items on their gift registry.

A wedding gift should not be thought of like a payment for attending a wedding or compensation to all the expenses that the bride and groom spent in the wedding and reception.  Rather, it’s an expression of regard for the couple. Therefore, if you can’t purchase a wedding gift on a bridal registry, you might want to get creative and provide a gift within your means.

You might want to explore what the couple’s common interests are.  For example, if the bride and groom are art enthusiasts, perhaps a nice art piece or a tour in a famous museum.  The couple could indulge from a hobby and not just a dining set or kitchen utensils.  Wedding gifts are significant to the newly weds and can be very memorable too.

Guests might want to consider the ethnic background or certain traditions of the bride and the groom. This idea may help the shopper pick a gift that is more meaningful than others.   In Japan, for example, it is traditional for wedding guests to provide a monetary gift in a stylized or fancy envelope. In many European countries, gift giving to the newlywed has means prosperity and brings certain luck.

No doubt that newlyweds look forward to receiving presents.  Whatever you gift to the to-be-weds, as long as it’s heartfelt and accompanied by a personally penned card of special, sweet wishes to the couple you can’t go wrong. Simply providing a card may satisfy the demands of etiquette. However, when you purchase a wedding gift from the registry, you need to look at the items that you find practical or aesthetic to the couples needs.  When you give a wedding present, giving a card that includes a special note or poem about how dear the couple is to your heart makes it even important.


Personalized Wedding Gifts – Making a Memorable Statement

A wedding is one of the absolute most important events in a person’s life, and often times couples spend well over $50,000 to entertain friends and family during the wedding and at the after party. With all of this money spent, the reality is that the day, and how memorable it is, comes down to the people who attend and the memories contained within the event, not the cost. For this reason, I feel that giving a small, unique, personalized wedding gift is the best way to make a statement and show thought. The bride and groom will surely appreciate it: Trust me.

Why give a personalized wedding gift? The reason for selecting and giving a personalized wedding gift is to show extra thought and go above and beyond price; remember it’s the thought that counts. Additionally, personalizing a gift marks the event for which it was given in time. For example, if a couple gets married in Malibu, California on the beach, giving them an engraved gift with the date and the location, then a small amount of text saying congratulations, is something they can keep for 10, 20, 30 years or more. And, the best part is, it will never be forgotten and it’s an excellent conversation piece.

Another important element to personalized wedding gifts is their uniqueness — giving something that nobody else will have. Creating a gift specifically with the recipient in mind is like tailoring a suit, or buying a custom dress shirt. The gift is selected for the bride/groom and one can rest assured that no one at the wedding will gift the same present. It may not sound important, but it really is.

Lastly, to ensure you are making a memorable statement, plan the point at which you will deliver the gift. Don’t just slap it on a table and hope the bride/groom find it, take some time to actually give the gift and say congrats on a personal level. Though, keep in mind that most people don’t want to carry around gifts at a wedding, especially the bride or groom, so present the gift at an appropriate time.

I hope this article has been helpful and good luck finding a memorable, unique personalized gift for the next wedding you attend.