If you’ve been invited to a wedding, the chances are you’ll be expected to bring a gift for the bride and groom. But with more and more modern day couples evading tradition and not providing their guests with a registry, the pressure is on to bestow upon them something unique.
Admittedly, without the aid of a registry, it’s difficult to know what a new couple might want or need – they may have been living together for a while and have everything they need for their home. These days, contrary to the well-known playground rhyme, weddings often come after a family has already been established, so traditional wedding presents don’t always feel appropriate.
So what do you get for the couple who seem to have everything? Home staples like bread makers and new plush towels may seem like a good idea, but what if another guest has already beaten you to the punch? You don’t want to end up gifting someone something they’ve already got.
In situations like these, it’s best to try and find something unique that sets your offering apart from the others on the pile. You’ll want to remember the look on their faces when they open it, and see it displayed proudly in their home for years to come. Above all else, you want them to cherish what you’ve given them, and remember the sentiment with which it was given.
A personalised gift could be the perfect solution. There are a range of retailers on the internet providing individually made items for special occasions, but it’s a matter of finding the right one. You’ll want to ensure the product you’re buying is of the utmost quality, and the carving or engraving looks entirely professional.
Start off by doing a Google search for ‘personalised wedding gifts.’ Bespoke presents are incredibly popular at the moment, so you should receive a whole page full of promising results. When you’ve chosen a website, be sure to read a little about the company before you go ahead with your purchase.
Firstly, you’ll want to make sure they’ll be able to deliver your purchase on time. Check where they are based and their estimated delivery times. If you can’t find this displayed on the website, most websites will have a ‘Contact Us’ page where you can ask them any questions you might have via online chat, or by calling their customer service number.
You’ll also want to ensure that what you order will be high quality. The best bespoke retail companies will employ a team of in-house designers who will craft each piece individually. It’s a good idea to read through the customer reviews and testimonials on the site to get an idea as to the success of their previous custom orders.
Once you’re happy to go ahead with the company you’ve chosen, you’ll want to browse their site. It’s best to take stock of all the options available and think about what will best suit the bride and groom you’re buying for.
Perhaps you want to buy them a joint present that will provide a useful function as well as looking beautiful in their home, like a solid oak chopping board engraved with their married names? Or maybe you would rather buy the bride and groom separate gifts: you could find a hand-crafted pendant necklace for her and a personalised ale bottle for him.
If the couple are particularly foodie, there should be a vast array of options out there – for example, engraved slate cheeseboards, or personalised chutney jars. You can also find bespoke bottles of champagne which could even be consumed on the day itself? Alternatively you could give them a keepsake to cherish forever, like a vintage teaspoon engraved with their wedding date.
The opportunities are endless for bespoke wedding gifts, but with all the options available online, you’ll surely be spoilt for choice.
About Us: Dust & Things is an online gift shop selling a range of bespoke products, created in their humble Caerphilly workshop. The online site sells everything from engraved photo frames to personalised champagne bottles, as well as gifts for children, couples, mothers, fathers and friends. They have been highly commended for their craft by leading retailers such as Etsy, Hard to Find and notonthehighstreet – by whom they were recently nominated as award finalists. Dust & Things is comprised of a small team of professional designers creating personalised, one-of-a-kind gifts for all occasions. First founded in 2013, they are now helping customers all over the world to become great gift-givers with their unique designs.Visit us http://dustandthings.com