Soon the bride will be standing there in her flowing white wedding gown, the groom in his pressed tuxedo, and you want to give them both a great unique wedding gift to help them celebrate the occasion. But not something from a box store off of the registry, you really want something that has a personal touch.
Check out these ideas that are sure to get you started in the right direction.
A Cover Up
There’s nothing more relaxing and comforting than laying down in your bed after a long day of work. The soft cushion on your back, and the warm blankets around you. Imagine the newly weds cuddling up under a handmade quilt that you got for them, just before they doze off to sleep. If you don’t have the time or skill to make a quilt from scratch, then talk to your local quilting/sewing shop. They will tell you how to get in touch with someone who can get/make you a handmade quilt – Odds are you’ll even be able to participate in the design process to make it more personal.
A Look Back
As the years go by, the newly weds will want to stop and remember their times together. Their wedding day, in particular, will be filled with fond and happy memories. They will have pictures to look at from their hired photographer, but you can add a personal touch, by taking your digital video camera, and recording all the action. Interview their friends, ask them to talk about the newly weds, and about the wedding. Talk to their parents, and leave a special message from yourself on the end. When you’re done, download it to your computer, and burn it onto a DVD, and give it to the new couple when they get back from their honeymoon. The newly weds will always love this stroll down memory lane.
Tip: Since you’ll have to burn the DVD after the wedding, give the newly weds a nice wedding card with a note inside saying there’s a special surprise to come. That way they have a gift from you at the wedding, and they’ll be excited to see what else they’ve got coming!
Everyone enjoys looking at pictures and remembering when….. Talk to the newly weds parents/grandparents and friends, and see if they have any photos or special memories they would like to share with the newly weds. Get digital copies of the photos and download them onto a nice digital photo frame. They will be able to look at these great photo you saved for them, and as the years go by they will add more and more!
Bonus: If the family and friends have printed photos, and no digital copies, you can take them to Walgreens, or any other store with a photo section, and they will be able to scan them into digital format. If you have a high quality scanner, you can do it yourself! They could also scan things like diplomas, grade cards, etc. Any kind of keepsake digitized can go onto their digital photo frame.
The newly weds are going on a honeymoon after the wedding. It will be a fun, enjoyable and memorable time for both of them. You can help make it more enjoyable by upgrading their flight to first class. Or you could pay for a Luxury Hotel Suite. This can all be worked out by contacting their parents and/or family members well ahead of time, and letting them know what you want to do. They will be glad to help you, and will know the details of the newly weds honeymoon. And the new couple will enjoy all the extra luxury that you arranged for them.
Tip: If you can’t afford the upgrade your self, then get some of your friends to go together with you and pay for it. The bride and groom will appreciate all of you for the extra pampering they get on their honeymoon.
Everyone’s wants to give the newly weds a great wedding gift, but adding a personal touch to yours will make it memorable and unique. The new couple will cherish it for years.
Here’s to the Newly Weds!
P.S.- Here is another personalized wedding gift idea that you can get especially for the new couple!