Wedding gift idea help for no registry bride

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Post # 16
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TThe couple might have opted not to do a registry because it’s considered to be in poor taste by many people.

Your ideas were cool, but I personally don’t see them fitting of a wedding gift. To me, a wedding gift should symbolize the longevity of the lifelong commitment made by the couple and experiences are short lived.

You could gift a check in a card (with a heartfelt message), but how much is up to you. When I was single and working through college I could usually afford to write a check for $100-$150. Id have loved to have gifted more, but I simply didn’t have the funds. I don’t believe in the “pay for your plate” idea. If the couple treats their guests to an expensive event, then that is their prerogative. Don’t feel obligated to “repay” your hosts by gifting them a check or present of equal value.

I think a commissioned oil painting is a very thoughtful gift that someone would be likely to cherish. It could even become a family heirloom. There are so many talented artists on Etsy, paintyoyrlife.com, instapainting.com, bookmypainting.com, and my favorite company to work with, Portrait-Painting.com. It could be a painting of the couple, their beloved pet/s, a home or property that has significance to them.

 

Post # 16
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They might have opted not to do a registry because it’s considered to be in poor taste by many people. 

Your ideas are good, but to me, a wedding gift should symbolize the longevity of the lifelong commitment made by the couple and experiences are short lived. The classes might be a better idea than the spa because they could learn something valuable together and enjoy that skill throughout their lives. 

You could gift a check in a card (with a heartfelt message), but how much is up to you. When I was single and working through college I could usually afford to write a check for $100-$150. Id have loved to have gifted more, but I simply didn’t have the funds. I don’t believe in the “pay for your plate” idea. If the couple treats their guests to an expensive event, then that is their prerogative. Don’t feel obligated to “repay” your hosts by gifting them a check or present of equal value.

I think a commissioned oil painting is a very thoughtful gift that someone would be likely to cherish. It could even become a family heirloom. There are so many talented artists on Etsy, paintyoyrlife.com, instapainting.com, bookmypainting.com, and my favorite company to work with, Portrait-Painting.com. It could be a painting of the couple, their beloved pet/s, a home or property that has significance to them.

 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I like the cooking class idea, because that is something they enjoy and can do at a later time… also it is not an object so they don’t have to try to find space for it. I think the reason for them insisting on no gifts is because people have to spend money to get to their wedding, and that is a gift enough, so I don’t know how I would feel about giving cash in that instance… I think the cooking class is more personal and creative =)

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