Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Choosing a Great Gift for a Friend's Wedding

Wedding season is currently upon us, and if you've been invited to a wedding or two, you may be stressing out about buying the right gift. You want to get something that is memorable and meaningful, but probably don't want to break the bank. You also want to get something that the bride and groom actually want, instead of burdening them with something they need to return or live with grudgingly. Before you head to the store to pick up something for the big day, check out these tips for choosing the right gift for your friend's wedding.

First of all, you can save yourself a lot of stress by simply giving a gift of cash or a gift card. Some couples today ask for a donation to nonprofit or to a crowd-sourcing page, using their wedding gifts to pay for their honeymoon or for a down payment on their house. Otherwise, consider getting them a gift certificate to a business or restaurant that you know that they enjoy. This will allow you to feel like you're giving something personal while also ensuring that your gift will be appreciated.

If that is not an option, check to see if the bride and groom are registered for gifts anywhere. Most of the time, couples will register with businesses that have both a local retail location and an online store. This way, you can pick out the perfect gift from a list of items that the couple wants and needs. Try to find something that is meaningful to you and to your friendship with the couple. If you have your gift sent from an online retailer, be sure to also send a card along with it.

Finally, you can go the traditional route and choose a gift that you know they want and need because you actually ask them. For example, you can pick up some beautiful wholesale linens from a store like DownTown Company's Luxury Linens, and provide the newlyweds with linens to start their new home. Or, choose a kitchen gadget that you know they'd use, or tickets to a show that you know they'd like to see.

Picking a great wedding gift is about getting the new couple something that they both want and need. Consider giving a cash gift or check their wedding registries. Then, go and enjoy the wedding!

Disclamer: Guest post, all ideas and information is not mine.

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