(Closed) DIYing a Wedding Gift?

posted 4 years ago in DIY
Post # 16
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It might be nice to combine it with a small gift from her registry (maybe something her partner would prefer if this is geared more towards your friend?), but I think it’s a really thoughtful gesture. That said, with handmade gifts it’s always a bit of a struggle. One of my friends gives me a hand painted mug for nearly every occasion, and while they’re sweet and I like them, I now have so.many.mugs I don’t really know what to do with them anymore. And there’s always a risk that it will come out looking, well, handmade. Sometimes that’s not a good thing.

Post # 18
534 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you’re good at it, go ahead and try … But only if you are actually decent at DIYing. If it comes out looking like a kindergarten craft, get her a gift card lol. got a DIY gift for my wedding and it was so ugly and poorly done. It was one of those wooden trays and she let her kids draw all over it with sharpie and glued some crappily printed out pictures to it. It went directly to the garbage can.

Post # 19
7105 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

shouthuzzah :  I’d probably stick to the registry or just give a check, but that’s me. I disagree that most stuff is for the bride…my Darling Husband was very involved in our registry and I’d say probably 70% of what went on there was stuff he picked.

Only you know your friend, if you think she would enjoy this by all means go for it. My SIL didn’t use our registry and instead got us a custom engraved cutting board. She knows I love a good monogram, and my Darling Husband is the kitchen wizard. It was very thoughtful and I loved it. That being said she knows us well. Every other single item that didn’t come from our registry got thrown away or sent to goodwill because it wasn’t our style, didn’t fit our decor, or wasn’t something we’d ever use. 

Post # 20
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Absolutely do it! Our favorite gift was a photograph of the cafe my Darling Husband and i met at on our first date, framed with a quote about love hand written on the border. I cried when we unwrapped it. So incredibly thoughtful and we treasure it. 

Post # 21
859 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Get her a gift AND make the DIY

Post # 23
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I thinking doing a DIY gift is a great idea in your situation. I’m sure your friend will appreciate anything you get her, but she’ll especially appreciate something you put your time and effort into. If you don’t have money for a good present or a monetary gift, making the effort to make a homemade gift that you put thought into is a great alternative. Your friend will appreciate the effort and the thought.

Post # 24
6727 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

shouthuzzah :  You can always buy the clear shower curtain for a few bucks and wrap the runner in it

Post # 26
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018- Stan Hywet Gardens

It’s a nice idea, but there are other items that can be purchased off a registry. 

Post # 27
13791 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t appreciate handmade gifts enough to ever want to receive them.  They generally aren’t to the quality that I like in my home, but I feel uncomfortable not displaying/using them.  I’d much rather just get cash.

Post # 28
2146 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

most the people I know who are married really prefered the hand made stuff but I think thats more standard here as people dont really have registrys so most people go for more personal items

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