You get to a point in your planning process where you start registering for your gifts! What an exciting time, getting to register for things that are going to go in your new home with your new spouse! But then you get to thinking and realize, well we already have everything we need, what more could we possibly register for? You have your typical registries like Bed Bath and Beyond, Macy’s and Crate and Barrel, which are great for towels, linens and dish ware. After doing a brief survey of your towels, linens and dishware you realize you couldn’t possibly shove one more thing in your linen closet or one more thing in the kitchen cabinets. So what now? Have you thought about your honeymoon? Or possibly your favorite charity?
It is becoming more common that we are seeing couples register for outings for their honeymoon such as massages, dinners, ziplining, snorkeling, and whale watching. It is becoming so popular because this is the first trip you are taking as a new married couple and you are making lasting memories with one another, so by having your guests toss in a couple of excursions they are contributing to that trip in more ways than you know.
But if you already have your honeymoon completely paid for, and have more dishware than you could possibly need, consider having your guests donate to your favorite charity. You can send them the website when you send out your invitations, and they can make the donation in your name. Not to worry this benefits them too, as it could be a tax write off!
If you are still stuck and have no idea what to register for or need more creative ideas feel free to give us a call we would love to share our opinions with you!
When picking out a gift for your groom, be sure to keep in mind the personality of your groom. Buying something that gives in to his hobby is a great way to show that you pay attention to the things he likes. If hes a huge sports fanatic, think about getting him season tickets to his favorite team. If he is into music, consider concert tickets. But of course there are always the traditional gifts. Is he always running late? You may want to consider the subtle hint of giving him a watch. Not only will he be fashionable but he will be sure to always be on time.
Is he the type that gets super nervous before important events? Consider gifting him and his groomsmen a bottle of his favorite liquor. This will be something that everyone can enjoy and it will be sure to put his mind at ease right before the big I Do!
You can also think ahead to the honeymoon. Why not purchase a new pair of sunglasses or a bathing suit for a tropical location, or buy him that excursion he has been talking your ear off about for months for the exotic location.
If you are like most couples, and spend a lot of money on the wedding with not a lot left over for gifts, consider a more personalized present. The gift of a letter is something simple, yet personal. There is nothing like pouring your heart out in a letter to set the tone for the day. If you are having a formal affair consider gifting personalized cuff links. If your guy is into comics, consider the gift of a super hero t-shirt to wear underneath his formal attire.
Whatever you do decide to gift your man, remember this one thing: he is going to love anything you get him! Marrying you will be his biggest gift of the day!