So you’ve been invited to a wedding. Congratulations! You are going to have a good time seeing your friend getting married to the love of his or her life. You’ll get to dance the night away at the reception and get a nice dinner too. But the only catch is that you will need to buy them some kind of wedding gift.
Now don’t worry. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to give your friend something special. Just follow these easy tips and in no time at all you will be well on the way helping them out.
The first place to look for wedding gift ideas is their bridal or wedding registry. Almost all couples will let you know “where they are registered” at. It is usually a department store at the local mall because you can get so many different products there. So if they are registered somewhere, the best thing is to buy from their registry. After all – these are handpicked items by them and for them. You can find items at all prices. From a dinner plate set to high end electronics, a good wedding register will have gifts at many levels.
If they are not registered somewhere don’t worry. It is perfectly acceptable to ask the happy couple if there is something special they would like. Maybe they are planning to buy a home once they are married. In that case, giving old fashioned cash might be the best thing. Not everyone will do it – but if the couple asks for it, and they know many peoples, chances are good that your $100 or $200 will go a long way towards their dreams.
What is you don’t have lots of money? Don’t worry. Something very special and unique you can do is volunteer to help them out at the wedding. There are a million and one things that go on behind the scenes before they say “I do,” so don’t feel shy. Simply ask if you can lend a hand and before you know it they will be married.
So no matter what your budget is, or how your friends have set up their gift requests, you are sure to have an attractive and affordable option for your wedding gift giving.