Pay for them to see a Finance Advisor (post-wedding)

By |November 21st, 2015|

This sounds unromantic (and it is), but a good financial advisor can be really valuable. They can advise on best savings schemes, how the couple can better manage their finances etc. It’s certainly a practical gift, but can really set the couple off with a good start to their married life!

Be their wedding photographer (if they are on a tight budget…)

By |November 21st, 2015|

I’ve done a lot of photography in my time and been on several courses, so I offered to be the photographer at my cousin’s wedding, rather than getting a gift. She really likes my photography and was really pleased with the idea (partly because wedding photographers are expensive). Not everyone would want an amateur to do this, so be prepared for a knock-back and you may want to suggest it in a way that allows the couple to turn you down 🙂

I combined photos of the lead up to the wedding as well as the actual day (just to complete the story), and this is something you wouldn’t get from a professional

Travel gift voucher (club together)

By |November 21st, 2015|

My cousin and his new wife couldn’t afford a honeymoon (they’ve just had a baby), so we all clubbed together and bought them FlightCentre vouchers. They were literally tearful when they received the gift and were then able to plan their trip. Really recommmend clubbing together to get something special like this, rather than buying lots of toasters.

Dance lessons (for first dance together)

By |November 21st, 2015|

My best friend didn’t want the first dance at her wedding to be boring, so so my gift to her and her husband to be was a couple of dance lessons in preparation for the big day! They worked with a choreographer and designed something personal to them. It was fantastic when they performed it on the day – they even got some comedy moments in there!

Foreign currency for honeymoon

By |November 21st, 2015|

Wanted to make sure son and daughter in law had a great honeymoon, so we sent them off with a wad of dollars (they were going to the US for their trip). They always end up spending money on everyday things, or saving it for a bigger house, so this was my way of making sure they spent it on something fun for themselves!

Mother in law ‘tongue’ plant

By |November 21st, 2015|

There is a plant called ‘The-Mother-In-Law Tongue’ which looks great in any home. I bought it for my new son in law as a wedding present to add a little comedy – he tells me he waters it every day! (which is far too frequently and tells me he’s clearly trying to kill it).

IKEA gift card

By |November 21st, 2015|

Nothing says – congratulations on your new married life like an IKEA gift card. It’s a staple for married life. I did this for my friend’s wedding recently and they spent the gift card within 2 weeks of getting back from honeymoon

Personalised number plate

By |November 21st, 2015|

Pricey but unusual gifts, great for motor fanatics! Custom order a number plate to reflect one name or a combination of two for a couple or a surname for a wedding gift is good too.

His and her watches

By |November 21st, 2015|

Bought son and daughter in law a very expensive pair of his and her watches. Makes an unusual wedding present that still has meaning. Just be sure that their taste is not too different.

Full house spring clean (for the new start)

By |November 21st, 2015|

For my sister’s wedding, I bought her and her husband a house blitz – bascially a professional cleaning company scrubbed their house from top to bottom. Their house is always clean and tidy anyway, but the cleaners did all those jobs that you never get round to doing. It was the perfect way to start their new life together – clean and bright. Would make a nice Christening gift for stressed out mums.

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