Giving Wedding Gifts
Giving a wedding gift is something everyone will have a need to do at some point in their life. Even though most brides and grooms register at one store or another you don't necessarily have to give a gift from the registry, in fact, it may be so unique that it may be even more welcomed. If you would prefer to give a gift for the actual wedding ceremony makes sure that you speak with the bride and groom beforehand and don't surprise them with this type of gift at the ceremony. They may even help you select the perfect item.
Attempt to present the lucky couple with their wedding gift prior to or on the actual day of their wedding. Receiving gifts prior to or on the day of the wedding makes it exciting for the couple. However, if need be, you can also gift the couple after the wedding and honeymoon.
The best way to decide exactly what to get the couple would be to go over their registry, they select exactly what they want and so will appreciate any gift from here. Remember they are starting a new life together and any household item will be greatly appreciated and useful. Gift cards are another useful and well appreciated gift. Purchase gift cards in any amount, the best store to use is the one where the couple registered for their wedding, this way they can select some of the items that they did not receive. It is even possible to purchase gift cards that can go towards their honeymoon destination. If for some reason you are not able to get a gift or gift card or just want to give the happy couple cash, you can do so in a card. The couple is sure to appreciate your gift and generosity. This type of gift will allow the couple the flexibility to put the cash towards what they happen to need, perhaps, a deposit for a utility for their new home. Some couples that receive large amounts of cash for wedding gifts use it towards a down payment on a new home, or other sound investment.
Here are a few other ideas, if you are strapped for cash, but still want to give the couple a great gift:
* provide the catering, or photography for the wedding
* Purchase savings bonds; they can be purchased for half their value.
Hopefully you have found some useful information here that will assist you in your quest for the perfect wedding gift.