hey guys, what are some Ideas for a wedding giftt for a young couple?
I have a friend thats getting married this summer, and I have been trying to think of something that would make a good, memorable gift.
I am really wanting to stay away from a generic type of gift, such as a toaster...
This is probably not a gift but if you do it right it is well received later on. In the three weddings that I was headlocked into attending I hired some photographers. Didn't pay them for time or amount of pics, paid them for GOOD pics that I wanted. I think out of three I hired, I purchased a total of 20 odd pics that were perfect, as the were of the wedding couple and most if not all attendees.
Took the pics, sent a few to get large pics of and had them framed. Dropped them off and left it for the blissed couple to say yay or nay at their convenience. Most were very happy and it didn't cost much and it works for me.
If all else fails, a big gift certificate to a box store is always useful.
While this may be too "generic" for some, when I was 19, I had a close friend getting married (two actually). One was easy, because I was friends with the groom (got him a big, fat embossed family Bible). The second wasn't so easy, in some ways because I was friends with the bride.
I asked for help from the women I knew, and, God bless her, one told me about the magical place called Things Remembered!
Not what you'd call a man store mind you (check to see if they have one near you in a mall or such), but they were a lifesaver. They'll let you pick engraving or embroidery designs, and I chose a blanket with the couple's names on them. To top it off, I did some sneaking and found out that they had a registry that they hadn't mentioned. Got a few things off that (always good idea, it may not be flashy but it's what they want, right?). Continued shopping around for ideas, ran across this spiffy frame from Macy's...and that was that.