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Wedding Gifts- Not Just for the Bride and Groom
By Elsie Gilbert

With most contemporary weddings there is a huge entourage of individuals who are extremely important
to the success of the big day. Bearing this in mind, it seems only fitting that these people should be recognized
for their time and effort with specifically chosen wedding gifts of their own.

Who Should Receive Wedding Gifts?
The obvious answer is anyone who helps to the extent that the bride and groom feel that they deserve special
wedding gifts. Typical individuals who should be considered for such wedding gifts include bridesmaids, groomsmen ,
flower girl and ring bearer, ushers and the parents of the bride and groom.

Wedding gifts are also often given to the professionals that help make the day happen, such as your hairdresser
or the wedding planner, although these gifts are more token gifts and can be as simple as a nice card or a small
bouquet of flowers.

With larger weddings, it is also common practice to offer a small gift to every guest in the form of a favor ,
placed at each place setting. Due to the large quantity of these wedding gifts that you are required to purchase,
the more you order the less expensive they'll be.

Choosing Wedding Gifts
Of course, your choice of wedding gifts depends largely on the known likes and dislikes of the people whom you
have invited to attend your wedding party. If you have a small number of people involved, you may be able to
purchase individually chosen, more expensive wedding gifts such as a personalized gifts or jewelry. But, remember
that it is the thought which counts, and token wedding gifts such as cufflinks, money clips, and glassware/mugs,
can be just as effective.

As part of the wedding speeches, bouquets of flowers are often given to the mother of the bride and the mother
of the groom; this is particularly the case with more traditional wedding ceremonies.

A great cheap way to please the wedding party guests is to offer them pictures of the day as well as any attire
that you have purchased especially for them. It is very difficult to think of anything else to do with the bridesmaid
dresses and jewelry, so why not use them as unique wedding gifts?

By giving the critical members of the wedding party wedding gifts you will ensure that your wedding party and
other helpers feel that their efforts have been noticed and they will feel that they have truly been a vital part of
your big day.

Giving wedding gifts to guests may seem a little odd, but why not share the good fortune of your day and spread
a little happiness?

Wedding Gifts- Not Just for the Bride and Groom