wedding gifts

Choosing cool wedding gifts

Imme­di­ate­ly after receiv­ing an invi­ta­tion to a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion, the ques­tion of a gift aris­es before the guests. Wed­ding presents dif­fer from all oth­ers in that, on the one hand, they must cor­re­spond to the scale of the cel­e­bra­tion, and on the oth­er hand, they must car­ry a spe­cial seman­tic load. In oth­er words, I want gifts to be not only expen­sive, but also mean­ing­ful. In addi­tion, at wed­dings you can often see com­ic presents, which, of course, are giv­en in addi­tion to the main ones, but they are some­times remem­bered and per­ceived bet­ter than “seri­ous” gifts.

What can you give the newlyweds?

I must say that dif­fer­ent coun­tries have devel­oped dif­fer­ent tra­di­tions regard­ing con­grat­u­la­tions in hon­or of the wed­ding day. For exam­ple, Amer­i­cans make lists of things they would like to have. Yes, they are deliv­ered in advance. Sure, it’s prac­ti­cal, but pre­dictable.

In Rus­sia and neigh­bor­ing coun­tries, peo­ple are more sen­ti­men­tal. Here, not only the ben­e­fit and val­ue of the donat­ed is impor­tant, but also the mean­ing that the donor has invest­ed. It is bet­ter to pre­fer cheer­ful and fun­ny con­grat­u­la­tions to pierc­ing words that can touch and cause tears. Recent­ly, the most pop­u­lar gift is envelopes with ban­knotes, less often — cer­tifi­cates for large pur­chas­es and house­hold appli­ances. This entails a dou­ble feel­ing. On the one hand, it is eco­nom­i­cal­ly jus­ti­fied. On the oth­er hand, the process of dona­tion itself becomes a mere for­mal­i­ty.

In order for the bride and groom to remem­ber the begin­ning of their fam­i­ly life with joy, an enve­lope or a gift cer­tifi­cate for the pur­chase can be sup­ple­ment­ed with inter­est­ing sur­pris­es. They will revive the hol­i­day itself and remain in the mem­o­ry of the new­ly­weds for­ev­er.

From parents

Even the most ordi­nary house­hold item can be per­ceived dif­fer­ent­ly if it is accom­pa­nied by jokes and good con­grat­u­la­tions. This tech­nique is usu­al­ly used by the old­er gen­er­a­tion — par­ents, aunts, uncles and grand­par­ents. These gifts can be the most famil­iar items in every­day life.

  • A rolling pin or a fry­ing pan as nec­es­sary things in the house­hold and “argu­ments” dur­ing a quar­rel.
  • Umbrel­la — for good weath­er in the house.
  • A broom or basin of soap — usu­al­ly they come with vac­u­um clean­ers or wash­ing machines. They mean that no cir­cum­stances, includ­ing a pow­er out­age, can inter­fere with main­tain­ing clean­li­ness in the house.
  • A light bulb and wash­ing pow­der — so that the feel­ings of the young are bright and clean.
  • Veg­eta­bles and fruits — usu­al­ly their names rhyme with good wish­es. For exam­ple: cab­bage — so that your wal­let is not emp­ty, gar­lic — so that your daugh­ter and son are born, car­rots — so that moth­er-in-law and moth­er-in-law are friends, and the like.

Such items, appar­ent­ly, do not have to be expen­sive. More­over, it will be bet­ter if you dec­o­rate them and place appro­pri­ate inscrip­tions on them. Sev­er­al things can be put into an opaque bag at once and tak­en out in turn, accom­pa­nied by say­ings and jokes.

    In addi­tion to items use­ful in every­day life, wise par­ents give things that sym­bol­ize fam­i­ly val­ues:

    • can­dles as a sym­bol of the fam­i­ly hearth;
    • paired fig­urines of doves or swans, mean­ing love and fideli­ty;
    • images of storks and cab­bage are giv­en with a hint of the ear­ly appear­ance of chil­dren in the fam­i­ly.
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wedding cape

Here, fam­i­ly heir­looms are inher­it­ed — blan­kets, caps, chris­ten­ing shirts for the next gen­er­a­tion. Many moth­ers love to save their baby’s first things — they will come in handy in order to demon­strate to grown-up chil­dren how small they were. From the pho­tos of the home archive, you can make a slide show and accom­pa­ny it with pre-pre­pared fun­ny com­ments.

From friends

It is no secret that after the cre­ation of a fam­i­ly, many friends, espe­cial­ly sin­gle and unmar­ried, grad­u­al­ly fade into the back­ground. There­fore, a video with con­grat­u­la­tions in a poet­ic or song form can become a par­tic­u­lar­ly touch­ing gift. Here you can show not only a sense of humor, but also cre­ative abil­i­ties. Such a video mes­sage can become the high­light of the evening if the bride and groom agree to show it to the guests. Such a show must be agreed with the wed­ding plan­ner and includ­ed in the script.

If this wed­ding was one of the first in a friend­ly com­pa­ny, it is quite worth expect­ing gifts from oth­er friends and girl­friends with hints of the end of a “free” life. Warn­ings about the hard­ships that await the new­ly­weds in the fam­i­ly are not exclud­ed. Of course, such words should not be tak­en seri­ous­ly. It is impor­tant here that the joke does not hurt the feel­ings of both par­ties.

And if you give an item of an inti­mate nature, you should not show it to oth­er guests.

Recent­ly, musi­cal con­grat­u­la­tions have been very pop­u­lar. Friends can orga­nize a flash mob with a selec­tion of pop­u­lar tunes. To make it look har­mo­nious, it will require sev­er­al rehearsals. The bride can join the flash mob of girls — then there will be a sur­prise for the groom and vice ver­sa. At the end, the dance can be made com­mon and invite the rest of the guests.

Just a few sim­ple incen­di­ary move­ments will make the hol­i­day unfor­get­table for all its par­tic­i­pants. An alter­na­tive to read­ing con­grat­u­la­tions can be rap. If you do not have any spe­cial tal­ents, you can remake an exist­ing song, giv­ing it a spe­cial mean­ing.

Anoth­er inter­est­ing idea could be a raf­fle. Depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion, you can man­age on your own, for exam­ple, ask friends or hire actors. This may be the already famil­iar theft of the bride or the unex­pect­ed­ly arrived “police squad”. More­over, there are spe­cial agen­cies that will help you real­ize your plans.

In order for every­thing to go smooth­ly, make sure that the prank is not offen­sive and does not drag on for a long time.

original ideas

At the very begin­ning of the fam­i­ly jour­ney, the new­ly-made hus­band and wife try to empha­size their new sta­tus. To sup­port this feel­ing, guests can safe­ly choose things designed for two.

  • T‑shirts with inscrip­tions. Instead of fun­ny inscrip­tions, you can use an image, each of the halves of which is locat­ed on one of the T‑shirts. They will look like a sin­gle enti­ty only when the new­ly­weds are stand­ing close or hug­ging each oth­er. For lovers, cool pairs of bathrobes, slip­pers, mit­tens are also suit­able.
  • Bed­ding. These include signed sep­a­rate pil­lows for each of the spous­es or one large blan­ket, con­di­tion­al­ly divid­ed in half, as well as bed linen with the same theme of the draw­ings.
  • Table­ware. The most inter­est­ing sou­venir here will be one plate for two with a dif­fer­ent design and paired cups, includ­ing those that change their col­or depend­ing on the tem­per­a­ture of the con­tents.
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confectionery for a wedding in lilac color
  • Cer­tifi­cates, diplo­mas and medals. Great alter­na­tive to post­cards. You can make them your­self — for this you will need a suit­able text, which can be beau­ti­ful­ly designed in any avail­able edi­tor, and then lam­i­nat­ed. For a medal, you will need a beau­ti­ful rib­bon or braid, and if there is no time, then you can buy them. Such dis­tinc­tive signs can be award­ed not only to the heroes of the occa­sion, but also to their par­ents.
  • In addi­tion to the pre­vi­ous point you can dis­trib­ute com­ic titles to close rel­a­tives of the new­ly­weds with the pre­sen­ta­tion of “doc­u­ments”. After receiv­ing the title of the best moth­er-in-law, rela­tions between new­ly acquired rel­a­tives will become bet­ter.

By the way, so that the mem­o­ry of the wed­ding remains not only among the new­ly­weds, but also among the guests, they can also be pre­sent­ed with com­ic cer­tifi­cates. For exam­ple, the right to vis­it or drink tea in the house of the young. You will also like the hus­band’s trip with friends to foot­ball at any time.

  • Bou­quets. Almost every guest goes to a wed­ding with a bou­quet, because it is flow­ers that are asso­ci­at­ed pri­mar­i­ly with some­thing solemn and fes­tive. In order not to be banal, instead of flow­ers, a bou­quet can be made up of sweets, tea, fruits, veg­eta­bles or alco­holic bev­er­ages. Such a present will last much longer, besides, it is not only beau­ti­ful, but also use­ful.

And to make the process of unfold­ing and eat­ing more enjoy­able, you can hide notes with fun­ny part­ing words in the future fam­i­ly life among the con­tents.

  • Por­trait or car­toon — this is what will real­ly become an orna­ment to the fam­i­ly nest. Such a sur­prise can be ordered in advance, since most artists can paint a por­trait from pho­tographs or direct­ly on the wed­ding day. The ser­vices of a car­i­ca­tur­ist are not so expen­sive, and he can por­tray not only the new­ly­weds, but also those invit­ed. Already fin­ished works invol­un­tar­i­ly cause a smile and cheer up.

All of the above gifts can be giv­en both on the day of the mar­riage, and on sub­se­quent wed­ding anniver­saries and anniver­saries. Such lit­tle things will serve as a good reminder of the feel­ings that a hus­band and wife have for each oth­er.

How to present a present with humor?

In the process of giv­ing, it is not so impor­tant what to give, it is more impor­tant how to give it. Even mon­ey can be giv­en in an unusu­al way. There are sev­er­al ideas for this.

You can make a tree out of ban­knotes. This can be a design in the form of paper crafts or a real seedling in a pot, to the branch­es of which ban­knotes are tied. A liv­ing tree can be played as an illus­tra­tion of a proverb about what a real man should do. In addi­tion to plant­i­ng a tree, you can give a brick (by the begin­ning of the con­struc­tion of the house) and a chil­dren’s toy (for the future son).

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Women's evening trouser suit for a wedding

A cash gift can be issued as a trea­sure. For this you will need a small pot. Paper ban­knotes are placed on its bot­tom, and coins are poured on top to make the pot real­ly heavy. Such a gift will cer­tain­ly cause sur­prise and laugh­ter. To make the top lay­er of coins look espe­cial­ly orig­i­nal, you can spe­cial­ly pre­pare small coins from oth­er coun­tries. If it is prob­lem­at­ic to get such a quan­ti­ty of small things, they can be replaced with toys, choco­late or oth­er “trea­sures” in the form of cheap jew­el­ry and rings.

This idea can be used to orga­nize a kind of quest. The new­ly­weds them­selves can search for the trea­sure hid­den in advance. The spir­it of com­pe­ti­tion can be cre­at­ed by divid­ing the guests into the groom’s team and the bride’s team. To search, you can use maps or hint sys­tems in the form of notes hid­den in dif­fer­ent places.

Of course, in the end, the trea­sure will be in the gen­er­al bud­get. In addi­tion, such a game should be coor­di­nat­ed with the host and take lit­tle time so that the guests do not get bored.

Fol­low­ing mod­ern trends, you can make a mock-up of an ATM. You can sim­ply put ban­knotes in it so that the new­ly-made hus­band and wife get them in dif­fi­cult times. Or equip it with a sim­ple mech­a­nism with a spring that works in this way: when any plas­tic card is insert­ed into one hole, mon­ey starts pour­ing out of the oth­er. Such an unusu­al way will def­i­nite­ly be remem­bered. And the ATM itself can be used lat­er as a pig­gy bank.

The mon­ey cake looks very nice. To make it, you need to make two, or bet­ter three, lay­ers of card­board with a height equal to the height of a ban­knote. The amount that you planned to donate must be exchanged for small­er ban­knotes. The diam­e­ter of each lay­er will depend on their num­ber.

Each bill must be rolled up with a non-tight tube and wrapped with a trans­par­ent sta­tionery rub­ber band. Then the tubes are installed around each tier and tied with a rib­bon so that they do not fall apart. For sta­bil­i­ty, all three tiers must be con­nect­ed to each oth­er. To dec­o­rate such a cake, you can use bows, fresh or arti­fi­cial flow­ers.

If you love to do things with your own hands, you will def­i­nite­ly love the idea of ​​anoth­er cake. It will con­sist of pieces hol­low inside — it is inside them that you can put mon­ey, as well as nice lit­tle notes. The new­ly­weds will def­i­nite­ly appre­ci­ate your efforts and will be hap­py.

Adults also like col­or­ful bal­loons, espe­cial­ly if they con­tain mon­ey. Togeth­er with ban­knotes, con­fet­ti can be poured into each bal­loon — then the burst­ing process will be espe­cial­ly bright.

As you can see, there are real­ly many options for orig­i­nal gifts. Usu­al­ly invi­ta­tions arrive long before the sched­uled date, so you can care­ful­ly con­sid­er all the details. Your efforts to please the new­ly­weds will def­i­nite­ly be noticed.

An exam­ple of an orig­i­nal wed­ding gift, see the fol­low­ing video.