Giving personalized wedding gifts is a great way to show you really care about the couple getting married and have put some serious thought into a present that will make them happy both now and in the future.
If you're looking for unique wedding gift ideas or creative wedding gifts this page on diverse types of custom wedding gifts is a great place to start.
It will take you through the basic considerations you have to consider when deciding which personalised gift ideas are the best for the happy couple you want to give some really tasteful or cool wedding gifts.
Choosing the perfect personalized wedding gifts can be tough, but there are some good general guidelines to follow.
Read on to learn what factors you should consider when choosing a gift, the types of gifts you can give and some other ideas for custom wedding gifts and personalized anniversary gifts.
How should you personalize the gift? Should you go for engraved wedding gifts or should you add a photo of the couple themselves?
A recent photo, or one from when they were younger? Should you not use a photo of them at all, instead choosing an image that represents their relationship, or a landscape scene that will appeal to them?
But you should think carefully about their personalities and what they have in common. What did they first strike up a rapport over? Perhaps they both love yoga, or hiking, or photography, or a particular musician. Perhaps they met in a supermarket.
Whatever it may be, you can get creative and find ideas in things they have in common and incorporate those into the design of your personalized wedding gifts.
When deciding on creative wedding gifts you'll probably want something that both the bride and the groom will treasure - or at least accept.
Is this their first, second or third marriage?
Are they young or older?
Are they looking to have kids or are they beyond that stage?
Do they lead a traditional life, or a 'wild' life, or somehow life that is somehow 'alternative'?
Are they into minimizing their carbon footprint and other impact on the environment, perhaps?
All those sorts of things are the ones you'll want to consider when you go through all the possible wedding present ideas.
For example, even if they're a young and carefree rock and roll couple, if they're at the stage of their lives when they're about to settle into a house and start raising a family, they will appreciate receiving gifts that have a practical use - things like home appliances and furniture.
Still though, you can find a way to give them personalized wedding gifts that have a practical use - luxury bathroom linen with their names embroidered on it is one idea that springs to mind.
Conversely, a couple at a later stage in life - perhaps they've both been married previously - will have very different priorities when it comes to material possessions, especially if they're wealthy and their kids have already 'left the nest.'
With these kinds of couples, something purely ornamental might be much more appreciated, if it's beautiful and fits in well with their personal tastes. People who 'have everything' may even be slightly miffed if you offer them a purely practical gift.
Gifts can be personalized in a range of ways. This can include photo printing (photo gifts), for things like mugs (photo mugs), blankets (photo blankets) and t-shirts (photo t shirts and other custom t shirts), or embroidering for something more formal and fancy such as linen, or, for things made of metal and such, engraving (engraved wedding gifts).
If you have an extensive digital library on your computer, putting together this sort of photo books is a snap.
Even if you have a bunch of old printed photos, you can easily scan them, touch them up on a computer (or have someone do it for you - some shops will do this very cheaply) and turn the results into a classy and elegant photo book.
For photos of the other spouse-to-be you'll need to get in touch with their friends and family. Odds are they will be delighted to help.
Champagne glasses are another good choice. These can be given to couples both young and old - everyone likes to have some classy champagne glasses sitting on their shelf for a special occasion.
Glasses can be printed with the couple's names or a small image, or both.
And, if you like, you can add a bottle or two of good champagne, as well.
You can even have the label of the champagne bottle(s) personalized if you want (just look for 'personalized champagne bottles', or alternatively, 'personalized wine bottles' on the Internet).
When you're getting a personalized wedding gift like this, make sure you select an appropriate font style for the writing.
You don't want block letters - writing that looks like calligraphy, with swirls and links, tends to create the most elegant look.
Another option is a personalized calendar. For a new couple, a personalized calendar acts as a daily reminder that this is their first year together as part of a married unit. You can include personalized messages for each month.
This is the perfect gift if one of the people getting married, as it allows you to remind your son or daughter of the the lessons you've learned from your own marriage so that they don't make the same mistakes and remember to enjoy their time together while it lasts.
Wall hangings can also be good personalized wedding gifts. If the people getting married are a devoutly Christian couple, a cross with their names and date of marriage inscribed on it can make the perfect decorative accessory.
But again, think about what stage the couple are at in their life and relationship - if they're just settling down, you may be better off getting them something they can use on a day to day basis.
Of course, while we all enjoy weddings and a good personalized wedding gift can leave a long-lasting impression on a couple close to your heart, anniversaries also present an opportunity to let your creativity soar with a personalized wedding anniversary gift.
Whether you're giving a gift to your spouse on your own anniversary or another couple on theirs, personalized anniversary gifts help make the day even more memorable.
And while we're on the subject - if you give a couple a personalized wedding gift, it may not be a bad idea to get one or more relevant personalized anniversary gifts made at the same time ... as long as you're fairly confident the marriage will last at least a year! :-)
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