Post # 1
So I need some help! My sister is getting married in a month and I need to get her something amazing b/c she is the best sister ever! I already offered to plan her wedding (which I have lived up to thus far) and I just need the perfect something for her. I thought I would pay for her honeymoon suite for her wedding night, but she said she didn’t want me to spend that much money….see she is soo caring. I don’t have a budget, just a big heart for my sis…any suggestions????
Post # 3
My mom and I often get together and make up a picnic basket as a wedding present. We find a great basket (checkout Marshalls, Ross, Michael’s, Etc) and fill it with a fun set of plastic plates & wine glasses, pretty silverware and add boxes of gourmet crackers, chees, a fab (but inexpensive) bottle of wine, a sweet treat, and other yummy items. We put in a big square table cloth or blanket to sit on and cloth napkins. Ta Da – A custom gift that they can use over and over to spend time together at the beach, on a short hike, for a day trip, etc.
It’s great because it is an excuse to spend time together and relax and if they are driving someplace for thier honeymoon they can even take it with them. (If they are I suggest giving it a little early.)
Once we made it with one of those insulated backpacks for hiking and another time we included a book of poems. You can also tuck in a gift certificate to a good deli or cafe that does takeout so they can fill the basket with an entire meal.
Post # 4
Are you a crafty person? My fiance and I made his brother and new sister-in-law a scrapbook of their wedding. It was about a month late, but they knew we were "working on the perfect gift". They were so exhausted from all the planning that they hadn’t even thought of making a scrapbook just yet! It ended up being a very sentimental gift as we incorporated many smaller details from the big day that most of the guests did not notice. We included a heart felt letter to the both of them on the very last page.
And I love the picnic basket idea!!!! 🙂
Post # 5
Do your sister and her FH like wine? If so, you could do a basket of "firsts". You buy a couple of bottles of wine, a pretty basket and make cute tags that have "firsts" on them… like first anniversery, first snow, first house, etc. We did this for friends who really like wine and they loved it. In fact, a year later we helped them open one of the bottles for "first dinner party"!
Post # 6
What about a personalized framed sketch of her wedding gown? There is a great blog post about it here: http://toastandtables.blogspot.com/2007/07/your-day-your-dress-your-keepsake-your.html
I secretly want someone to get me this for my wedding 🙂
Post # 7
These are great ideas! The wine is cool but my sis and her FH don’t drink. I really like the framed sketch esp. since my ssiter is a photographer and is extremley creative. Thanks a bunch and hopefully some more bees will give me some more suggestions
Post # 8
What about a special excursion for their honeymoon? Wherever they are going, is it somewhere that has something cool to do where you could set it up beforehand?
Post # 9
I was Maid/Matron of Honor at my sis’ wedding and for my toast I chose to recite a poem instead of a run-of-the-mill speech. And for a gift I had a calligrapher write out the poem and decorate it with drawings of their wedding flowers. Perhaps you could do something similar with their wedding vows if they are writing their own? Or maybe just do it with a poem that you find that speaks of your sis and FIs love for each other etc.
Post # 10
Love the idea of the wine “firsts”!!
Post # 10
I am looking for a wedding gift and came upon this. Maybe this will help others who find it. It popped up on page one. I am only commenting because of the sketch comment above. I have a sketch and suit sketch from My Dreamlines. I would give this to my sister, but she has one too! Love this idea. I have given this gift twice.