Personalised Wedding Gift Ideas
Shaadi season is always around the corner and it brings with it loads of stress not only for the bride and groom but also for the guests. â€œWhat to wearâ€, and most importantly â€œwhat to giftâ€ are the most harrowing questions on everyoneâ€™s mind. If you are wondering who to thank for the tradition of wedding gifts, then hereâ€™s a piece of trivia for you. During 1924, Macyâ€™s, the American department store was the first to unveil a wedding gift registry and other department stores were more than happy to jump on board. In the initial days of the wedding gift tradition, crystal, silver, and china were all the rage. In fact, picking out the right china pattern was a crucial component of the gift registry. Fortunately, over the years, the priceyness of gift-giving has gone down. But that doesnâ€™t mean the classiness should take a plummet too. In the current era of wedding gifts, guests choose to gift something more personal or items that a couple would need when living together. What with wedding registries getting increasingly extravagant choosing something from it can be overwhelming and sometimes even outside your budget. It is also completely okay to give gifts that the couple have not registered for. The registered item are mere suggestions and it is not a requirement to buy them. However, no matter what you buy, be sure to attach a meaningful card with the gift. A good wedding gift doesnâ€™t have to be something super expensive or extravagant.
The main qualities of a good wedding gift should be:
- Something that both the bride and the groom can enjoy: No matter whose side you are from, a wedding gift has to be something that both the bride and groom would love and can use it. That is why the best gifts for the happy couple are â€˜his & herâ€ gifts. Basically, anything that comes in a pair is a good gift. If that is not possible then even gifts for the house like kitchenware or barware can be great gifts too.
- It should be creative: Gifting someone something generic can be seen as tacky, especially if it is a wedding gift as wedding gifts are often perceived as being symbolic for blessings and good wishes. Even though wedding gifts donâ€™t have to be elaborate it does have to be creative. It should look like you have put some thought into the gift and havenâ€™t picked the first thing you see.
- It should be personalised: Another great way of showing that you have put genuine thought into your gift is by making sure the gift is personalised. A personalised gift is a symbol and celebration of the bond that you share with the happy couple. This especially becomes important for wedding gifts because the gift is a symbol of your blessing and good wishes for the newlyweds. A personalised gift is the best way to show how much you love them and the couple will also cherish the gift forever because of its strong emotional value.