Gift giving is something special. I love the process of conceiving of the gift, the role of purchasing it and then relish the act of wrapping it. Call me weird. But there is something about finding special gifts for the people who play a big role in your day as well as your guests that freaks me out a little. I suppose it’s partly because you should ensure everyone feels individual and worthy of your specialised attention but also because you have to buy so many. So, searching around online I found some really great and simple ideas – some for the members of the bridal party and family close to the couple as well as simple and effective favours for guests to remember your special day.
One of the most important things you could do for one another on the big day – letters to each other to be read just before the ceremony. I really love this idea!
This could be so beautifully tailored to be gived to mother and father of the bride and groom – imagine one to the mother of the groom saying “thank you for raising the man of my dreams”.
CDs given to guest in beautiful brown paper sleeves would suit a musical couple. A soundtrack to your love. The “lucky in love” could be tailored to meet any bridal requirements – imagine giving away tickets to horse races if your wedding was spring races themed. Why not double your favours with your cake? Have your cake boxed up with eco-friendly forks and twine and hand out as guests leave.
Why not couple your favour with table numbers and thank you cards? This wedding did something just like that.
Want to try something cute and cheesy? Have photos taken where you and your partner hold hands and then cut the join out to insert some lovely treat in as though you were holding it. Definitely tongue-in-cheek.