Wedding gifts

Wedding gifts for couples who have everythng

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime….

It is the wedding guest’s responsibility to witness the bride and groom as they exchange vows, to wish the newlyweds all the best in their new adventure as husband and wife, and to shower their union with blessings and gifts as they build their own family home. However, modern newlyweds do come into the marriage with their own furniture, their own kitchenware, and sometimes even their own house.

With more and more established brides and grooms, the wedding guests and well-wishers are left with the daunting task of finding a perfect gift for the newlyweds. The popular go-to wedding presents simply won’t make the cut for these lovebirds as they either might already have one of those little house-warming trinkets or they might not need an extra fruit bowl in their well-curated kitchen.

What should get the established couple?

Picking Out Wedding Gifts For Couples Who Have Everything

Here’s a short list to help you pick out a gift:

Monogrammed items make great giftsThe Name Game.

Of course, the easiest sure-fire wedding present to give any couple is anything personalized with their names on it. Be it an ornate serving tray or fancy bath towels, anything with the bride and groom’s names is a definite win. But for couples who have everything, take it up a notch and give them something extra luxurious that they can have more than two of – like lush bedsheets with his and hers pillowcases, personalized leather tags for luggage, or even matching silk pajamas with Mr. and Mrs. embroidered on the pockets.

Visit a winery

The Gift of Experience.

If you want to steer clear of the material presents, why not give them a more hands-on kind of gift? Sign them up for a winery tour or give them scuba diving lessons. Anything from calligraphy classes to special cuisine cooking lessons would be perfect as a gift and you don’t even have to worry about wrapping it. Just make sure that the newlyweds will enjoy it.

Champagne for the loving couple

A Little Something for their Honeymoon.

Add on to their getaway and make it an extra special honeymoon with anything as simple as buying them a bottle of champagne that will be waiting in their room upon check-in. If you are thinking of splurging for this once-in-a-lifetime trip for the newlyweds, surprise them with a room upgrade or book them a candlelit dinner with a romantic sunset view.

Cooking classes for the couple & you

The Priceless Gift of Time.

Especially if the newlyweds are close to you, the best gift you can give them is time – time that is shared together. Celebrate the start of their life as husband and wife together by spending more time with them even after all the wedding festivities. You can choose between going to those cooking classes with them, getting tickets to see a show or play you all were dying to see together for months, or simply getting them to fly out to you if you live far from them.

A Honeyfund gift registry is the perfect way to fund the honeymoon dreams for any couple.

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Wedding gifts without the guests

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime….

A new trend is approaching. With tiny homes, banking on our phones, and self-driving vehicles, there could also be a new way of looking at a traditional wedding. Brides and grooms will be realizing that for the average cost of a wedding they could put a down payment on a home. It doesn’t make sense to start your married life in debt for one night in a room full of people you kind of know. Life can be a debt free adventure!

High costs of attending a wedding

The High Cost Of Weddings Extend to Guests

It’s not only the Bride and Groom who incur the financial expense of a wedding. When guests are invited to a wedding, they not only spend money on a gift but on clothing, lodging, meals, and travel expenses in most cases. Brides.com reported that “a non-wedding party guest pays an average of $628 for a close family member or friend’s wedding. To celebrate with distant relatives and acquaintances, the number drops down to $372.” The Knot assessed the costs as being even higher ($888) when considering the cost of a gift, travel expenses, related wedding festivities, and wedding-appropriate outfits. Those in the wedding might spend more than $1,154. For destination weddings, the cost rises for everyone.

My daughter’s wedding was near her home in San Diego, CA. But only a handful of the 125 guests actually lived in San Diego. San Diego in the summer is prime time for the hotel industry. It also was on a Friday which meant at least one day of loss of pay or vacation time for many.

The elopement alternative

Elopement – An Alternative To Traditional Weddings

There always be a place for traditional wedding that includes ballrooms, a fine meal, DJs, and dancing. But an elopement is an alternative that is an intimate expression of the love and commitment to each other. How special it is to make the focus to be on each other and not an old roommate or crazy Aunt Mary. It’s also is cost effective. I believe that even though an elopement is a private occasion, I think your loved ones can be included too.

Let guests particpate by video

You might send an announcement of the wedding taking place rather than invitation to a wedding. Or invite them to a digital wedding. Take pictures and post them on the website created with Wedding Wire or the Knot. Let them follow your travels with pictures and videos while you are away. How about live streaming the wedding and the guests are attending from the comfort of the room and living room?

Dream Your Dream With A Destination Wedding

Maybe you live in the desert and always dreamed of having a wedding in the mountains? Or maybe you live in the mountains and dream of having a wedding on the beach? Maybe you’d like to get married on the edge of the Grand Canyon or on a glacier. Doing without a large crowd makes fulfilling your dream more feasible.

When you return, a handwritten thank you note with a small trinket from your trip would be a nice way to include your virtual guests connected to your exotic wedding. With the money you save on a nontraditional wedding you now will use to start your future. Family and friends are sure to be happy to be included in that celebration.

Use wedding gifts to buy your first home

What About Wedding Gifts?

When you use this creative way for your loved ones to celebrate with you, there will still be people who want to honor your union with a gift. You might still use a traditional wedding registry, but cash gits allow you to buy what you need for your wedding and honeymoon, your lifestyle, and your future home purchase. By using a Honeyfund honeymoon registry, you can maximize the perfect opportunity to keep even the simplest wedding on budget and even more exciting and fun.

Enjoy your beach wedding

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