(Closed) What’s a good gift for a southern bride

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
722 posts
Busy bee

I’ve been to many Southern weddings and eveyone gives a gift from the registry. Something from their china pattern is probably most popular.

Did the couple register?

Post # 5
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re pretty much like every other kind of bride out there.  My favorite non-registry things I’ve gotten so far were cookbooks and a picture frame with some of our engagement pictures in it.  You could always go on the registry, see what sort of kitchen things they registered for (crockpot, baking dishes, etc) and get cookbooks to coordinate.  Oh, I also got this adorable frame from Future Sister-In-Law where you put a small picture of the bride and groom as children on one side and a wedding photo on the other. 

Or go the fun route and get some board or yard games?

Post # 6
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’d go off the registry. They made it because it’s things they actually want/need and wanted to make it easier for their guests (and them, when they have to return 5 off-registry vases because they already have 7 vases at home). When in doubt, a gift card to a store they registered at is best.

Post # 7
722 posts
Busy bee

I would only recommend going for a non registry gift if you know their taste very well, or if the gift will be returnable . Honestly, so far we will be returning the non registry gifts we have been given. They are just not things we would ever use.

I have given a generous gift certificate to a nice restaurant and that has been a popular alternative. A cashmere blanket in a neutral color seems like something everyone likes as well, but they are at least $150-$200.

Post # 8
875 posts
Busy bee

I’d look at their registry and think about the couple in general.  Are they modern and would not appreciate an antique treasure or are they do they love heirlooms and traditions.  If they love traditions or if their registry seems to reflect a interest in fine dining or interest in hosting formal fancier dinner parties.  Then I’d check out the local antique shop.  You might discover a beautiful set of antique linens or a beautiful set of crystal.  They also would probably appreciate some sterling silver! 

Post # 9
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My favorite off-registry gift to give is a year’s worth of Netflix.  We usually package it up with a cute frame and inside put a fun printout.  Newlyweds often want to spend lots of time together and what’s better than a movie at home to cuddle! 

Post # 10
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d get some one/some of the items still remaining on the registry.  Everything Darling Husband and I registered for, we really wanted so if it is left on the registry, the B&G probably really want it!  I’d much rather someone have gotten us a collection of smaller items left on the registry than to get us something we didn’t register for and don’t need (forcing us to try to return it if possible and buy the things left on the registry ourselves).

Post # 11
28 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think the best gift for a southern bride is anything monogrammed!  Monogrammed towels, or a nice monogrammed silver vase, etc, etc…

All southern girls LOVE monogrammed gifts (at least this one does)!  Cool

Post # 12
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I totally agree with autygergrad – LOVE monogrammed anything!

Post # 13
501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

yeah for monograms 🙂

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