Post # 1
A friend of mine is getting married this week and I really wanted to give them an extra little gift (we already got them a wedding gift) since she went so above and beyond in helping me out with my own wedding a little while ago. I don’t want to spend more than $30 and I wouldn’t be able to give it to them till the wedding so I was thinking something like a post-wedding survival kit with Champaign and water and advil and socks (my feet really hurt at the end of the night). They aren’t leaving for their honeymoon for at least a day after the wedding, but I’m not sure if they’ll be staying in a hotel during this time (and I’m not about to bug her right now) so to be on the safe side I was thinking I would try to make it things that could either travel easily (and compactly) or be eaten or drinken asap. Does this seem like a good idea or like one more thing to have to juggle after the wedding? Do you think they would even open it before they leave? Does anyone have any other ideas for something little but nice that isn’t just a registry gift?
Post # 3
Cool idea, but they might not open it before they leave for the honeymoon 🙁 Do you know the itinerary at all? Any chance you can have it delivered to the honeymoon suite for them to see when they eventually get there? Do you know what hotel they’re staying at that night?
EDIT: Also, wrap it in clear cellophane basket, so they see the contents right away!
Post # 4
Do you know what day she is getting back from her honeymoon? One of my good friends decorated our front porch for us the day we came home with “just married” balloons and decorations. I’m sure it didn’t cost her that much be it was such a fun touch that made us feel so loved! Because we hadn’t been home since the wedding, we opened our gifts when we got home and the decorations set a fun, festive mood! I know it’s not a gift, but I still thought it was fun!
Post # 5
Thanks for the suggestions! I live in a different city and they live in an apartment building so I think any sort of decorating is out (and as someone who has a neat freak husband I’d be a little hesitent to do this.) Hmm, so it sounds like a gift to be used right after the wedding wouldn’t be that useful. Anyone have any other ideas?