The most important and memorable day for a bride and groom is their Wedding Day and as friends or family members it’s up to us to make the day as memorable and fun as possible. Choosing a wedding gift for a wedding can be a nightmare for guests if the bride and groom did not set up a registry or specify any specific items. Bridal registries are a great way to take out the guesswork for your family and friends. This also helps everyone in making sure the bride and groom don’t receive 14 dining sets or 5 microwaves.
First, find out if the bride and groom are registered at a major department store, or a unique specialty shop. If the couple is registered, pick what you feel is most convenient for you or if you know the couple in a very personal manner, take the time to check the gift registry.Â After double checking the registry, choose an item or two that you would want to give that will be meaningful. Â Pick a present that you want to give the couple whether you’re thinking of practical or more aesthetic items.â€¨â€¨Guests need help in making the right move in purchasing exactly what the bride and groom want and need as the wedding gift.Â While it is great to help the couple complete their flatware selection, living room dĂ©cor or informal place settings, remember that a unique gift can be just as welcomed. Purchasing the gift online, personalizing the wrapping paper, wedding card and mailing it to the bride and groom is convenient and very helpful. Â Online shopping is a great benefit for guests because they donâ€™t need to leave their home or office to shop.
When you get to the wedding, sometimes, you cannot be guaranteed that the bride and groom will see the gift that same day. Generally, there is no security at the reception (with an exception being if the reception is at their parentâ€™s home). Gifts can easily be damaged or misplaced. Remember, the last thing on the coupleâ€™s mind that night will be gathering up gifts after the reception. Â It could easily be left behind.
Another clever Wedding Day gift giving is when the bride and groom specified in their wedding invitation that they will be having a money tree or envelope box. Many have opted to receive money over presents in the last few years.Â A general rule of etiquette is that when you decline to attend the wedding ceremony and/ or reception, it is still a good gesture to send the couple a wedding present.
Hopefully that article has been helpful and be sure to have fun at the next wedding you attend.