When it comes to wedding gifts, there can be a huge range of ideas to choose from for the groom and bride to be. Yet, at the same time, it can be hard to come up with something original, something that really communicates how you feel about the happy couple. You want to feel that your gift is a wedding gift to remember and one that will stand the test of time.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some unique wedding gifts that go outside the usual fare, and really speak to your desire to find that special something.
A Framed Invitation
In all the planning of the big day, the little things can often get forgotten. For many guests, the first they hear of a wedding is when that invite drops through the letter box. That first rush of excitement and joy for friends or family all comes from there. So what better way to help the married couple remember that first phase of their new life together, than with a framed invitation. A tasteful, elegant frame can sit in their new home, a reminder of the beginning of the journey they are now on.
A Christmas Starter Kit
When getting married, the last thing on most couple’s minds are the Christmas holidays. And then, when it rolls around, they find they haven’t even got a tree between them, let alone decorations and ornaments. Taking the time to recognise this and plan ahead for the happy couple is thoughtful and helpful. When it comes time to decorate their new home together, they will always remember you as the person who helped them have a happy and full first Christmas.
The Family Cookbook
When two people are married, it also symbolises the coming together of their families. A great way to celebrate this is to put together a family cookbook. Taking cherished recipes from the past – asking parents, grandparents, siblings for contributions – and assembling them for the new couple is a perfect way to illustrate where they have come from and where they are now going together. Making favourite dishes for each other – or trying their hand at their partner’s childhood favourite – is a unique bonding experience that they will thank you for.
Capturing A Life Together
When talking back over memories, it’s surprising how often something comes up that we had totally forgotten – a moment on holiday, something hilarious that happened at the most random of times – and we realise that life is so full sometimes that we just forget. A gift that stores these moments, making sure they never slip away is a beautiful sentiment and is surely a wedding gift to remember. ‘Recordalove’ from Recordalife is a gift that ensures the newly married couple never forget a moment. Taking the form of a keepsake book and audio CD, Recordalife take those amazing moments captured on camera and ensures their survival in hardback, alongside transcribed segments from interviews. To do this, Recordalife conducts in-depth interviews with both parties – memories, stories, their life together – and puts it all on CD. One day, their children might even listen to it and find out how their parents met!For a unique wedding gift with meaning, Recordalife can’t really can’t be beaten.