May 07, 2012
Coming up with the perfect wedding gifts can
take time, but when you are the maid of honor, you know that you simply must
get it right! Being the maid of
honor is a tremendous responsibility, and part of doing the job well is finding
unique wedding gift ideas to please both the bride and the groom. Add to this quandary the fact that all
eyes will be on your gift selection and the pressure does tend to mount! As a result, oftentimes the maid of honor
will decide to skip using the wedding registry and instead opt for something
with a more personal touch.
The maid of honor is a focal point at any
wedding. This means that your gift
has to be on target. If other
wedding guests are not creative with their gift giving, this might go
unnoticed. However, as the maid of
honor, your gift is expected to be very meaningful.
So where should you begin? The first step is to select a gift that
you know will be perceived by all as being tasteful and useful. If you accomplish this goal, you are in
Of course, knowing the bride and groom is
important when selecting a gift.
In this regard, you have a real advantage over those who are simply just
attending the wedding. As the maid
of honor, the odds are exceptional that you know the bride fairly well, and
this gives you the edge you need to find unique wedding gift ideas. Portland resident Marisa Alexander
states, “I was the maid of honor at a wedding a few years ago, and I quickly
realized that my friend was anticipating that my present would be really
personal. Since I know her so well, she wasn’t expecting me to use her
registry. I had to get really
creative to come up with a gift she would love!”
It is time to go shopping keeping your own firsthand
knowledge of the couple firmly in mind.
You will be amazed with the variety of interesting wedding gifts you can
find by shopping online. It is
also a good idea to personalize your gift by stating why you believe that your
gift is a perfect fit for the happy couple. While it is never stated that you must do this, it is
nonetheless subtly expected.
Of course, no one is stating that you must
deliver a long and elaborate speech on why you selected your gift. However, be ready with a few words on your
thought process on why you selected this gift out of the potential wedding gift
ideas at your disposal. You also
will likely want to write a sincere and heartfelt note to go along with your
unique wedding gift.
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