If you’re attending a wedding this summer you may be wondering, what should you give the bride and groom as a wedding gift? I attended a wedding recently and it was suggested to just give the couple cash. While cash is super easy, it’s so impersonal I just couldn’t do it. These people are my friends and I wanted to give them something special to commemorate their happy day. So if you’re looking for a special, unique, one-of-a-kind wedding gift I’d like to suggest an engraved gift (surprise! surprise!). Engraved gifts can turn virtually any item into a fabulous memento of the happy occasion.
1. Picture Frames – Sure, they seem too simple, and maybe even boring… but they don’t have to be! Every wedding has a photographer, of some description, to capture the day digitally. Sometimes it takes an extra step to get the photos printed and displayed. A frame is a great wedding gift idea so the couple is half way there to displaying their photos. By adding engraving to a frame you’ve taken the extra step of making it more than just a frame; you’ve made it a keepsake. You can engrave their names and/or wedding date on any frame to customize the gift.
2. Toasting Flutes – Most weddings include a toast to the new couple (& lots of other various people too) so toasting flutes are perfect for weddings. Now this is a gift you may want to give BEFORE the wedding, like at a wedding shower or engagement party, so that the couple has their flutes ready for the first big toast on the wedding day. Adding engraving to a set of flutes make them a treasured keepsake. They may never drink bubbly out of them again (well, maybe on their first wedding anniversary) but they will be a part of their special day and will be kept forever.
3. Something For Their Home – If you’re looking for something more utilitarian, you could find a unique gift that could be used in their home. Below I’ve suggested a clock, a canvas, and a mantel statue. All can be customized with their names and wedding date and yet be on display and useful for years to come.
4. A Bit of Extravagance – Maybe you want to be really unique and some might argue, over the top!?! You could consider these three items. First, our musical carriage; perfect for a princess and her prince or any magical fairytale wedding. Engrave the plate with their names for a fairytale ending! This piece will turn heads! Or how about, taking a favourite photo of the couple and having it put onto a piece of slate? Perhaps their engagement photo would be ideal for a photo slate? Finally, if you have a couple with a sense of humour, a double body bobblehead might be the perfect custom gift. We hand-sculpt the couple’s heads and faces so it looks just like them! Be sure to have about 4-6 weeks if you order one of these so we can custom design your bobble gift! Any of these extravagant gits are sure to please the new couple.
Hopefully one of these 12 wedding gift ideas inspires you to find a wedding gift that you can make perfect through personalization with us. We look forward to helping you create a gift-giving memory this summer.
From your Things Engraved Social Team,