Wedding Gifts - Not Just for the Bride and Groom!
With most contemporary weddings there is a huge entourage of
individuals who are extremely important to the success of the
big day. Bearing this in mind, it seems only fitting that these
people should be recognized for their time and effort with
specifically chosen wedding gifts all of their own.
Who Should Receive Wedding Gifts?
The obvious answer is anyone who helps out to the extent that
the bride and groom feel that they deserve special wedding
gifts. Typical individuals who should be considered for such
wedding gifts include bridesmaids, best men, ushers and the
parents of the bride and groom.
Wedding gifts are also often given to the professionals that
help make the day happen, such as your hairdresser or the
wedding planner, although these gifts are more token gifts and
can be as simple as a nice card or a small bouquet of flowers.
With larger weddings, it is also common practice to offer a
small gift to every guest in the form of a favor, placed at each
place setting. Due to the large quantity of these wedding gifts
that you are required to purchase, they tend to be much smaller
and cheaper such as sugared almonds or small chocolates.
Choosing Wedding Gifts
Of course, your choice of wedding gifts depends largely on the
known likes and dislikes of the people whom you have invited to
attend your wedding party. If you have a small number of people
involved you may be able to purchase individually chosen, more
expensive wedding gifts such as a special ornament or piece of
jewelry. But remember that it is the thought which counts, and
token wedding gifts such as cufflinks, teddy bears and mugs can
be just as effective.
As part of the wedding speeches, bouquets of flowers are often
given to the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom;
this is particularly the case with more traditional wedding
A great cheap way to please the wedding party guests is to offer
them pictures of the day as well as any attire that you have
purchased especially for them. It is very difficult to think of
anything else to do with the bridesmaid dresses and jewelry, so
why not use them as unique wedding gifts?
By giving the critical members of the wedding party wedding
gifts you will ensure that your important helpers feel that
their efforts have been noticed and they will feel that they
have truly been a vital part of your big day.
Giving wedding gifts to guests may seem a little odd, but why
not share the good fortune of your day and spread a little