(Closed) What do you think of getting a wedding survival kit as a gift?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Would you like a kit like this?
    Heck yeah I would think it was a cute idea. : (35 votes)
    81 %
    Hell no it seems cheap and cheesy. : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Ummm maybe, but here's an idea on how to make it better: : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    When would you be giving the gift, would it way ahead of the wedding? If you are giving them the gift on the day of then it wouldnt be that helpful since they would have already bought most things they need. But if you give it to them in advance then that would be nice

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    i thnk its very nice..there are a lot of things that brides dont think about at the last minute. you can also add some personalized cards. I know a local photographer here gives BRIDE hangers to all the brides in case they dont have one.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think that’s a really cute idea. About a month before the wedding I would probably start thinking about my day-of emergency kit, and I would appreciate coming from a vendor that I trust so much. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it’s adorable! I know my photographer helped us with some things the day of the wedding (like cutting out the straps on my dress so they didn’t come out halfway through the wedding) that I would have never thought of, and I think using your wedding experience to helpher figure out what she might need the day of is just perfect. You’ll probably know what to put in an emergency kit better than she would!

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think it’s a cute idea and a bride would appreciate the gesture!

    I also like the hanger idea!

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That’s such a cute idea!  I would love for my photographer to do something similar.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I think it could be cute, but it could also end up looking cheaper than it is.  If you have all travel sized toiletries, people might assume they’re all $.99 each, even if you get the nicer ones (and if you get the $.99 ones it will definitely look cheap).  Also, people often don’t realizes how costs add up, so a box with 10 gifts worth $2 each might look cheaper than one $15 gift.  If the box is very nicely presented and pretty, then it’ll look good.

    Another thought- my mom is a wedding planner/ DOC, and she brings 2 emergency kits to every wedding (in addition to a gift).  I’ve also seen brides get emergency kits from bridesmaids and friends.  You might want to consider something that your clients are less likely to get from other people.  What about a frame or something else photography-related?

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    @kate169:  I was actually just researching day-of coordinators to interview in the coming weeks and I noticed one planner offers a wedding day-of survival kit in her day-of packages.  It really stood out to me because I thought it was such a cute and thoughtful gift, and a really nice professional touch, since wedding professionals who are up-close-and-personal on the day of the wedding know all to well what a bride may need to keep her calm and covered in case of an emergency.  I think from a professional standpoint, it would make a really good impact!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @kate169:  She gives each couple a rotating locking card box/ picture frame:

    http://theperfectcardbox.com/

    And since she’s the planner, she knows what’ll work with their overall wedding look.

    What about date night without the movie?  Candles, chocolate, a bottle of champagne?

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think the emergency kit is a cute idea, especially if it comes in advance like you mentioned. 

    One other thing that you may have already thought of, but I thought was a nice touch was that our photographer sent us a personalized photo greeting card on our first anniversary.  Definitely reminded me to KEEP recommending them a year later!

    Post # 16
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think it is cute coming from a vendor!

    I think I would find it a little cheesy as like a shower gift or something though.

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