Planning your wedding should be a fun experience, and although there is a lot to deal with, you will hopefully have enjoyed the process. There’s no doubt that you will have thought of every little detail for the big day itself. However, there’s one detail that many brides and grooms simply forget about, and although it may not seem like a big deal at the time, you’ll soon realize just how important it is to remember. That detail? Your wedding gifts.
Those who are coming to your wedding are going to want to give you a gift to celebrate the happy occasion. Assuming you and your fiancé have already made a home together, if you don’t make a list of items that you really would find useful or that would start your married life off perfectly, you’ll soon discover that your well-intentioned friends and family have given you lots of items you already have.
Here are some ideas of what you can ask for to ensure that those who want to give you a gift know they are getting you something you truly want or need.
Cash may not be something that everyone is comfortable asking for, but it’s often what a lot of married couples will find most useful when they’re just starting out. Weddings are expensive, and it can be very helpful to refill the wallets and bank accounts afterward.
If you don’t like the idea of asking for cash, there are some ways around it. You could state what you intend to use it for exactly – a honeymoon is a popular idea, for example. This way, guests know the money is going to a good cause. Alternatively, you could ask for gift certificates or gift cards from your favorite stores instead.
What is it you’ve always wanted for your home that you just haven’t been able to buy yet? Can you picture it? Maybe you have a few items in mind. So why not ask your guests to buy it for you? It won’t be a surprise, but it will finish off your home perfectly. Whether it’s a gorgeous floor covering from Orientalist Rug, a piece of kitchen equipment, a barbecue for the good weather, this is the ideal time to ask for it.
If the item in question is particularly pricey, you can ask guests to club together. Yes, you’ll get just one gift instead of many, but it will be exactly what you want.
If your home is already full and you have plenty of what you need, experiences are an ideal gift for those guests who still want to get you something. They can buy vouchers for all kinds of fun experiences, from wine tasting to flying a plane, to learning how to throw a pot on a wheel, to horse riding – and much, much more.
How exciting would your first year of marriage be if you could enjoy a dozen or more experiences throughout, learning new things and spending time together? It’s no wonder these are so popular.