Ideally, the planning of a wedding should be as much fun as the big day itself, with as little stress as possible and as much excitement as you can manage.
After all, this is a time you can look back on and smile about, and if it is simply a time of stress and upset, you aren’t going to have fond memories; it may even tinge the wedding day itself with stress and challenges, which is never good.
In order to make the process as simple as possible, it is a good idea to think carefully about exactly how you want your wedding to look and feel before you start booking anything (although you should first determine a sensible budget). That way, you know exactly what decisions to make and what is going to work, and this will reduce your stress.
One element of getting married that you might have forgotten about, however, among all the excitement, is that your guests are going to want to give you a gift. This shouldn’t be a problem in itself—it’s very kind and is an exciting thought to look forward to—but this is an opportunity to make suggestions for items that are actually going to help you, rather than leave it up to chance. So, what should you be asking for?
For many couples, money is going to be extremely useful when they are starting married life, especially if they are just setting up home together, moving to a larger property, or wanting to treat themselves to a wonderful honeymoon that they might not otherwise have been able to afford.
The problem is that many people are just not comfortable asking for money, and therefore, although it would be appreciated and more than likely is a gift that guests would be happy to offer, it is ignored. To get around this societal issue, you can set up a honeymoon registry so that people know exactly where their money is going and you don’t have to specifically ask for cash.
Everyone has at least one item they have always wanted but either couldn’t afford or just haven’t managed to find yet. If there is a specific gift you have in mind, you could ask your guests to purchase it for you between them. Although it won’t be a surprise, it could be just what you have always wanted, so you and your new spouse will treasure it forever.
Rather than being given many different gifts from many different people, all of which need to be added to your home and space made for them, you would have just one gift that you truly want. It makes a lot more sense, especially if you have been living together for a while and therefore already have many household items already.
If you already have everything you need and you’re not too keen on getting more possessions, then an experience can be an excellent option, and it will certainly make your wedding gift memorable.
You don’t even have to settle on one particular experience such as wine tasting, climbing a mountain, making your own perfume, a spa day, or any other ideas; you can get a coupon to spend on whatever you want, meaning you can explore many different ideas and come up with an activity that you both want to do.