Customs

Wedding Gifts Etiquette

A wedding is an occasion for which not only the  couple, but also the guests need to prepare. Whether it is the selection of suitable outfit or the purchase of a perfect wedding gift, the guests have to get ready for the grand day. Wedding gifts have long been a tradition in western wedding ceremony. Wedding gifts are a symbol of  love, support and well wishes for the newly wed couple.

Instead of spending too much on a wedding gift that the couple may not like, you should purchase a gift that goes with the style, taste and sensibility of the couple. Wedding gifts add to the element of  fervor and revelry in a wedding ceremony. Gifts are reflection of the guests' happiness over the couples’ union.

Rather than valuing a gift in monetary terms, you should view it in terms of the inherent priceless emotion, which is attached to the gift. An expensive gift may not convey the degree of love that a self-made scrapbook probably would. Although, etiquette says that invited guests must bring a gift, it is not compulsory for them to do so.

The gift should be beautifully gift wrapped with sparkling but decent color paper. It must carry the name of the person who has brought the gift. You should make sure that you erase the price tag on the gift. With the increasing number of theme marriages, invitees tend to gift items that match with the theme of the marriage.

A gift offered at a traditional wedding ceremony would differ from the gifts at a tropical wedding. Similarly, a Honolulu wedding and Florida wedding would differ in terms of gifts too. Most important of all are the gifts that the parents of the bride and the groom present. Customized gifts have become the order of the day.

Online wedding planning guides may prove helpful even for guests for zooming in on a good gift. Wedding coordinators should arrange all gifts received during a wedding reception in a proper manner.