Most of us like attending weddings especially a friend’s or family member’s wedding. After all, there is no better excuse to open a bottle of Champagne. However, preparing for a wedding is not always easy. You have to organise your travel and accommodation, look for a suitable outfit and buy a wedding gift for the happy couple.
When it comes to buying a gift, we usually want to look for that perfect gift to celebrate the marriage of the two people we care about. Even though donations to charity are, at times, requested in place of gifts, it is usually a good idea to buy a present to give.
How to choose the perfect wedding gift
Choosing the perfect gift can be a daunting task. This article will give you tips on how to buy the perfect wedding gift. Presents used to take the form of household items. Nowadays, many people live together before they marry and already have everything they need in their house.
The couple’s individual circumstances
We no longer live in a world where all couples get married at the age of twenty something then move in together, have children and stay harmoniously in love until ‘death do us part’.
In fact, many marriages are between couples who have been married before, cohabiting spouses or even those who live apart. This is why you should choose a gift based on the situation of the newlyweds. Don’t just choose a set of new cutlery and a bread bin through good ‘old tradition’.
Consider the size of the gift
Many newlyweds already have their home complete with everything they need. Therefore, buying a present that is too big may not be a good idea as there will be no space for the gift in the home. Look for something small that will make a big impact and something that the newlyweds can keep on show. Silver and Pewter Gifts specialises in a range of sizes of traditional gifts and has a great selection of wedding gifts.
Don’t give the couple gift vouchers
Vouchers are boring. Even though they may seem like the perfect gift, the truth is that vouchers are simply insignificant. Always remember that a unique and memorable gift that will remind the newlyweds of their wedding day is more exciting than 50 sterling pounds to spend in their nearest department store.
Consider buying a gift box or gift hamper
Gift hampers and gift boxes are a great gift as they are filled with a number of different gifts. If you decide to buy a ‘home-warming’ type present, then choose one based on the couple’s style. If you opt for a gift for the couple’s home, then it is good to consider the couple’s individual tastes, their existing furniture and their colour scheme. The last thing the couple will want after their marriage is to have colour-contrasting cushions in their house or a retro toaster in a chic and modern kitchen.