It is common knowledge that weddings are never complete without wedding gifts. They are an integral part, just as important as inviting guests.
The bride and groom will be starting a new life together and they can sure use the wedding gifts given to them by their most beloved guests.
The giving of wedding gifts during weddings has been common practice since the beginning.
In olden times, it was a tribute to the newly weds as means to start up their new life together. Today, we still practice the same tradition along with modern day traditions as well.
In general, wedding gifts could be anything the guests deem fit for the occasion.
The truth of the matter is, today we have what we call a bridal registry where in wedding gifts are pre-selected by the bride and groom at a certain retail store, and all the guests have to do is choose from a long list of necessities and purchase them for the couple.
The reason being is that these are items that the couple needs to start their new life together.
Before buying wedding gifts to give to the newly wed couple, perhaps it would be wise to go over a personal checklist. This may help you in choosing the right gift. Here are some basic suggestions on how you can go about it:
- Read what the invitation says
There are some wedding invitations that indicate whether or not guests should buy gifts. Some weddings only ask for cash donations, which, in fact, is a decision made by the couple themselves. For whatever reason, it would be best to simply give cash as wedding gifts.
- Pre-selected items
Most weddings today come with a stub on where to purchase gifts; also known as the bridal registry. Upon choosing the right gift, check the list for what items have already been purchased.
This helps in ensuring that there are no double purchases made that the couple might have surplus of the same items. Most of the time, couples need items like utensils and other electronics for kitchen use or recreational uses.
- Well thought of items
Perhaps it would also be a good idea to step away from the norm and purchase something that would be worth the memory. You can be creative in what wedding gifts you will give.
Perhaps by purchasing a gift the couple would least expect to receive will be a good thing. Gifts such as a personalized wedding album, gift certificates, paintings, or unique furniture could be something to think about.
Purchasing wedding gifts should be done with utmost sincerity and should be well thought of. If you have been invited to a wedding, then chances are the couple sees you as a very important person, and in some way, have played a significant role in their life as a couple.
Always remember that it is the thought that counts, and regardless of what wedding gifts you give, it would still matter a lot to the newly weds.