A wedding is a huge expense and one of the top wedding gift ideas is to simply give the bride and groom some money. This way then can purchase what they need for their new home or even use the money to help pay down any unforeseen wedding expenses that cropped up.
Most young couples are either saving for their first home or have a student loan that is unpaid and can put the money towards either of these items. So giving money is not the easy alternative to going shopping for a gift it is in fact one to the better wedding gift ideas.
If giving cash or a check doesn’t feel right with you attach the money to a personal gift such as a photo frame or a household gadget.
The bride and groom traditionally register with a large store and have a wish list of items that they would love to receive. Often the top gifts are more expensive, if you are in the position to purchase one of these items, it will be received very well by the bride and groom. Normally these gifts are chosen without any realization of them actually receiving them.
If the couple is flying off on their honeymoon the next day, treat them to a beautiful hotel in the area, possibly close to the airport. For this idea to work you need to enlist the help of the bride’s mother and it is better to give the gift in advance so no double bookings occur.
How about giving a gift that is a reward for say the couple’s fifth or tenth wedding anniversary? A good bottle of vintage wine to be opened on their anniversary is an excellent choice. Even a gift that will still be around in years to come such as antique furniture, this provides memories from their big day.
Provide the bride and groom with a gift that they can use on their honeymoon, a new digital camera would be a good suggestion here. If not have a surprise ready for them at the hotel, maybe tickets to a local play or a first class restaurant. Some item that is thoughtful and will provide that extra special touch and which the happy couple will remember as one of their best wedding gifts, it doesn’t have to be expensive.
If you are still at a loss for finding the best wedding gift ideas then even a top of the line kitchen gadget would be appropriate. If you know the bride loves to cook how about giving her a good quality mixer or even a set of saucepans. A great set of pans can easily last ten years or more.
If you are creative then put together a wedding scrap book full of the events of the big day. This will have to be done after the ceremony and reception, but you can easily add a note to a photo frame saying their gift will be available after their honeymoon.