Hey guys! I’ve got a fun post for you today. It’s wedding season, so I thought I’d share some great wedding gift ideas with you. I’m including gifts to give, gifts to make, and gifts not to be forgotten; but FIRST, I’m taking a little stroll down memory lane because, well, all this thinking about weddings made me think about my own.
Look at these two dewey-skinned, doe-eyed kids. Geez. We look so young and stupid. Seriously, though, marrying this guy has been one of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made. He keeps me on my toes, makes me laugh, loves our kids with the kind of selfless, unconditional love all girls deserve from their daddies (but don’t always get), and works SO hard for us. He’s a keeper.
As in life, though, our wedding day was a mixed bag. I’ll always remember being so full of joy and excitement to start our lives together, and the moment I walked down the aisle was amazing. Seeing all of our family and friends there in the church to support us was overwhelming and I had a hard time keeping it together at first. But then through the ceremony I was very calm. Not at all nervous. The reception…weellll, there are some things I would’ve done differently. The caterers stole some centerpieces from us, the band was kinda cheesy, I forgot to ask my dad if he wanted to make a speech (oops!), and I had a queasy stomach from not eating enough. Nonetheless, it was a day to remember.
But the best part, the ultimate best part, was driving up to the airport after it was all over. The sun was setting, it was a gorgeous night, and I just remember feeling so happy and peaceful. What followed was 7 days of the kind of relaxation I’d never had before, or since.
Ok, so fast-forward 14 years, 2 kids, multiple job changes, 2 businesses and 2 houses later, and here I am talking to you about wedding gifts. We didn’t register for a ton of stuff. Here are the gifts we received that I still use:
- Electric pancake griddle (Saturday morning breakfasts are my husband’s specialty)
- KitchenAid stand mixer (for baking, one of my favorite hobbies, and definitely for making Christmas cookies every year!)
- Crock pot (a life saver on busy days!)
- Cotton throw blanket (didn’t register for this, but I love, love, love it)
- Silver picture frame (holds my favorite wedding picture on our nightstand)
- A huge popcorn bowl (for movie nights with the kiddos, cuddled under aforementioned blanket)
So are you attending some weddings soon? Maybe you’re the one getting married! If so, Mazel Tov! Take a look at these 10 things most people forget to put on their wedding registries (but shouldn’t):
And if you really want to give a meaningful gift, try one of these tasteful gifts you can make:
Finally, you can’t go wrong with one of these classic gifts. Especially if you add a personal touch…
Pin this for later! You’re going to need it at some point. And in the meantime, if I can give any advice about weddings it’s this: It’s just one day. What matters are all the days after. Cheers!