When my friend got married I printed a photo of her and her husband from the night they first met (which was in a bar). It’s actually a nice photo and they were really touched by it and now have it in their living room.
Bought my husband a beautiful Mont Blanc pen – he prefers a fountain pen rather than a ballpoint pen (although Mont Blanc also do really lovely ballpoint pens). It’s a really special gift and he loved it – also gives a good professional image and he uses it at work. There are other brands which are really good – Mont Blanc is just one of the best. In the past I’ve used Lamy and Cross and they are also excellent pens and are a little bit cheaper
traditional Turkish idea – for my friends wedding my friends and I paid for a fantastic make-up artist. She really appreciated it because weddings are so expensive and she looked gorgeous! Lots of family members paid for something, rather than another toaster! So a really good way to help someone pay for the wedding