Great Gifts for the Bride and Groom
What do you gift to the bride and groom when they forgo a wedding registry? What if they don’t set up a honeymoon fund to contribute to, or their cupboards are already bursting at the hinges with cake platters, fancy champagne glasses and crystal salad bowls?
Sourcing the perfect wedding pressie can be a tricky task, and sometimes cutlery just doesn’t cut it. Here are some of our favourite unique gift ideas for your loved-up loved ones.
The Perfect Portrait
No, we aren’t talking about an awkward lover’s portrait sitting, we’re talking about a cool, customised work of art! Based in Barwon Heads, Graphic Art and Design Guru, I am Sali, creates cute and quirky custom illustrations. Send her a happy snap and a few inspiring details about the bride and groom and she will create a keepsake they can mount on their mantel piece and adore for years to come!
Tasteful Travel Accessories
If the happy couple plan on jet-setting overseas for for their post wedding getaway, they may need some luxe leather accessories to keep their passports or travel documents safe. The Daily Edited is your one stop shop for personalised leather products, including bags, travel wallets, clutches and phone cases. Monogrammed goods are the new age ‘His & Hers’ towels, trust us!
Real Life Love Story
This one will really tug at the heart strings! Jenna from Darling Documentaries creates real life love stories for real life couples by putting their wedding day into words. Gift the perfect pair with a voucher, allowing them to reminisce with Jenna about the magical moments from their wedding day and choose their love story style. Within two weeks, the lucky lovers will receive a beautifully designed digital file and/or A4 print, telling the story of their happily ever after.
Send the newlyweds driving off into the sunset in style by hiring them a Kombi. Hire a Kombi, located on the Bellarine Peninsula, offer a funky fleet of kombi vehicles to choose from, some of which double as accommodation! These transporters are perfect for weekend getaways or road trips, and they have plenty honeymoon potential too!
Regular flower delivery to the newlywed’s home is a lovely reminder of your wedding well wishes – the beautiful-scented gift that keeps on giving. We don’t know many gals that don’t love a gorgeous floral display – and having a bouquet of fresh blooms delivered to your door is such a treat. Melbourne-based Daily Blooms do this beautifully.
If there’s a honeymoon on the cards, do your research and find out where and when the couple will be – and that’s where the fun begins. Organising a special experience, such as a pre-planning a special dinner (transport included!) will never be forgotten. The best part will be keeping it a secret; give only the have-to-know details in your wedding card (such as where they need to be, and when), and let the rest of the magic unfold!
Image: Qualia Great Barrier Reef.
That dining hot-spot they haven’t had time (or funds!) to try whilst in the throes of wedding planning? Gift it! A restaurant voucher is a thoughtful way of treating your newlywed friends to some down time. Let them sit back and relax in each other’s company while reminiscing about their special day (and what a fabulous friend you are, of course).
Image: Delicious Magazine of Brae
Transport the married couple back to one of the most memorable moments of their wedding day with a pair of A4 clear acrylic vow boards. Sketch and Etch are the creative geniuses behind these stunning signs that featuring the couples all-important exchange of words. A pretty and personal gift all in one.
The Gift of Glamping
If the couple you are buying for share a love for the great outdoors, gift them with an amazing glamping adventure! Twilight Glamping is a premium pop up accommodation service that creates glamorous pop up camping experiences with fancy furnished canvas bell tents around the Great Ocean Road, the Bellarine Peninsula and greater Victoria. These dandy digs are set up and styled with comfortable beds and luxe linen, with optional extras of a mini hamper and some local wine. Help your pals get their glamp on with a Twilight Glamping gift voucher.
- If you don’t want to break the bank, or you’re not overly close to the bride and groom to be, put in with a group of friends or family members to purchase a wow-factor wedding present.
- If the couple do have a wedding registry or a honeymoon fund, you’re off the hook! It’s always best to grant their wedding gift wishes.
- Bringing the gift to the wedding is not always practical as the bride and groom with be busy boogieing and mingling with guests. If time and distance allows, catch up with the couple after the wedding to present them with your perfect pressie, that way it won’t get lost and they will know exactly who to thank.
- Don’t forget to give the gift! There is an unspoken rule that guests have one year to give their gift to the newlyweds. Do it sooner rather than later so it is off your hands and you won’t forget!