Post # 1
My BF’s brother is getting married this August and I’ve been thiking about making him and his fiance a gift. Just wondering how all of you brides-to-bee and married bees would feel about receiving a handmade wedding gift? I was thinking about doing something with their last name, or at least the first letter of it. Maybe a frame with the letter “L” made out of sea shells (they’re getting married on a beach)? This probably wouldn’t be the only gift we would give them either. Would love some input!
Post # 3
Do they already have an established household? If not they may need the basics more than that. If they do have a house is it decorated? Decor is a personal thing so I would think about if it matches their home and if they would use it. Would hate for all your hard work to end up in the closet!
Post # 4
They live in a townhouse together. His fiance used to own her own home but sold it due to being laid off her teaching job. They have just about everything they need I believe, considering the groom just bought a new 50″ flat screen lol. Also, their guest bathroom is done in a beach theme, so I think it would fit well in there. Even if they don’t stay in the townhouse for long, I think she’s really into the beach thing, so she would probably transfer the theme to their future home.
Post # 5
I think that’s cute. Especially if you’re giving them another gift, that’s a good idea.
Post # 6
I’m a big DIYer and I love to give handmade gifts for holidays (homemade ornaments, stuffed animals, Christmas countdown blocks etc).
I would say not to do a handmade frame though. My in laws gave me a nice frame that was personalized (it had a list on one side and a picture on the other), but it’s just not my style. When they visit I hang it up and it makes me feel bad every time I do this. Honestly the gift makes me feel like a bad person for not liking it and then I think of how much wasted trouble they went to. arghh.
A good handmade wedding gift is a “first christmas” ornament or something like that. No one minds gifts that only come out once a year.
Post # 7
I think its a really lovely idea.
I have seen other people make homemade gifts for people and they are so much more personalised to suit the couple – especially if you do it with their last name or last initial. And it will be a nice reminder of the day if you do it beach themed.
Post # 8
I think it’s cute! I actually got a framed Calvin and Hobbes comic (we had it as a reading) and even though it’s technically not the way I would have decorated, because it was SOOO sweet of the giver and I love that it’s from the wedding. It’s actually my favorite wedding present.
So…excuse the tangent…but yeah! Totally go for it!
Post # 9
I think it’s a cute idea! Maybe you can get your hands on a photo of the two of them to stick inside when you give it to them as well?
Post # 10
@PinkMagnolia so funny you say that, they actually bought a “First Christmas” ornament together this Christmas, before they were even engaged (a little premature, but to each their own I suppose).
I was thinking something like this, just with seashells and the letter “L”:
(here’s the link in case it doesn’t show up, I’m on a really old computer with a prehistoric version of Internet Explorer http://decorate.tipjunkie.com/diy-button-monogram-diy-art/)
Or maybe just get a wooden “L” and put the shells on it with no frame.
I also like the idea of framing the wedding invitation and then adding some shells on the matte around the invitation. But I feel like that’s a pretty common thing to do, so I don’t want to risk giving them a gift similar to someone else’s.
Post # 11
@MichiganGirl24 , You have great creativity idea. I hope that, this wedding gift must be praised by the couple.