So, the big day has arrived. Everything is going as planned. You are not only about to officially spend the rest of your life with that special person, but you’re about to receive a windfall of gifts from all of those you invited and even from some who could not make it. Gifts will undoubtedly be coming your way as has become tradition to help you and your loved one start out your life as a married couple. However, your big day is not just about receiving gifts for the bride and groom, it is also about giving some out.
The bride and groom are not obligated to give gifts to every single person invited. To do so, would be impractical and could lead you and your new bride or groom financially crippled – not a good way to start life as a married couple. Anyway, that is what the reception favor is for. But, your wedding party is a different story. Your wedding party is a special part of your big day comprised of both some of those most near and dear to you. Your wedding party deserves to be rewarded for all the preparations and commitments they made to help make your big day that much more special. In addition, it is customary to give a gift to each other’s parents and anyone else who has played a large role in your pre-wedding adventures.
As far as what types of gifts to give, anything from the heart is usually fine. If you do spend on gifts, make sure that you stay within budget. Remember, these gifts are simply tokens of your appreciation and affection to those special friends and family who took a part in making your day that much more special.
Some favorites for this type of gift tend to be personal, such as hand-made frames that you and your bride put together from trips to a crafts store and a little imagination. Another favorite is jewelry. For women, a simple, yet elegant necklace could do the trick or search a bridal website, and you can find some jewelry to match almost any style of dress. For guys, anything from a nice watch to cigars, tungsten rings and some fine liquors will show your appreciation.
No matter what you decide to get your wedding party or what your budget it is, ensure that the gifts are given with lots of love and sincere thanks for their support on making your wedding day flawless.