In many cultures, marriage is the biggest commitment that a person can make to another person. After all, standing up in front of one’s nearest and dearest and professing your love for a partner can make a person feel extremely vulnerable. With this said, statistics suggest that an average of 250,000 marriages take place in the UK each year, yet finding the perfect wedding gift continues to prove difficult. Read on as we reveal some top tips…
From towel sets to mugs, there is nothing easier than a generic purchase. With this said, they hardly meet the requirements of what is considered a ‘perfect’ wedding gift. As a result, it is important to buy with the interests of the happy couple in mind in order to ensure that they are going to find a memorable way to put your present to good use. For example, a voucher for a stylish restaurant may be ideal for foodies whereas a bottle of valuable wine will please two budding oenophiles.
The price of a wedding gift will often depend on what it is and where it is from, however it is important not to steer too far in either direction. After all, spending too little may make it difficult to find a suitable present whereas spending too much can make the happy couple feel like they haven’t done enough in return. After all, the price of a wedding present should never be the main motivator of the buyer.
It is important to pay attention to the invitation that the happy couple send out as many people have specific requirements in regards to the gifts that guests provide. After all, it is tradition to purchase household items that the couple will use to fill their home, however modern dating often means that many people live together prior to arranging a marriage and already own such items. Instead, it may be customary for the couple to ask for a charity donation or a cash gift.
There is a common misconception that a wedding gift should be expensive yet elegant, however at A Year of Dates we want to break the status quo. After all, some of the most memorable gifts are the ones that are purchased with intention and meaning. In fact, our Wedding Edition personalised box of dates make the perfect gifts for couples and contain 52 envelopes of fun, surprise activities in order to ensure the first year of marriage goes off without a hitch.