With hundreds of guests and registered gift lists to consider, buying a unique wedding gift is not easy.
Feel like being the favourite guest? Make the happy couples’ big day one to remember with one of these non-traditional wedding gifts.
1. Subscription-based gifts
This one really is the gift that keeps on giving. Subscription gifts can be tailored to any personality. For example, you might consider a book club subscription for the genres the newlyweds love – perfect for a honeymoon read!
Or, why not prolong the memory of the wedding with a monthly wine subscription? You could start with the tipple from the day itself, before moving on to complementary grapes and flavours.
2. Couples’ classes
As the bride and groom embark upon a new chapter in their life, they’re set to try an array of new things. Why not broaden their horizons by investing in some lessons? These can range enormously from golf lessons to acting classes, cocktail mixology or even couples’ massage.
They’ll thank you for the new skill and even impress you with it – perhaps by saying thank you in another language?
3. Gifts for lords and ladies
You’ve heard of sponsoring a star – now what about getting your own piece of land with a title to match? Buy the newlyweds a souvenir Lord and Lady title with a certificate outlining their new monikers. It’s one thing to change your surname, but another to become a ‘Lady’ overnight!
They can even use their dedicated land to plant a tree or bush to symbolise their commitment. There’s no photo moment quite like it.
4. Photo shoot vouchers
By now, the couple will be well-used to having their photos taken. Why not invest in a post-honeymoon shoot, or save it for even later down the line if they’re planning to extend their family?
Photo shoots give your loved ones the chance to look their best and treasure the moment forever – just like their big day. You can even go experimental with a baby ‘cake smash’ shoot, a trend that has made its way over here from the United States!
5. A board game compendium
The happy couple may wish to start entertaining as a wedded pairing now. So, make it more fun with a selection of board games – anything from the classic Scrabble and Jenga to something more specialised.
This is a great choice for those with quirky tastes. And, if they’re already into their wine subscription, this makes for one unforgettable party.
6. The latest console
If your budget’s a little bigger, why not let the couple spruce up their home with the latest console? Video games are a magnificent alternative to boxset nights in, and once again, they’re great for entertaining friends. From standard hand-held controllers to dancing and sports games, a console is guaranteed to offer hours of fun.
7. Wedding venue keepsakes
Nothing says a well-thought-out gift like a keepsake box. Add all the little treasures from the venue, including name cards, wedding cake toppers and much more. Our team at Carlton Manor will be only too happy to help you gather the intricate mementoes to make this gift extra special.
8. Personalised watercolours
A photo shoot is one thing, but what about immortalising the happy couple in a watercolour painting? Commission your favourite artist to paint the bride and groom, children and pets all in one – in their favourite setting.
This makes a welcome addition to any entrance hall and will keep them smiling for years to come.
9. Their wedding playlist
In days gone by, this may have been on cassette or CD. You can take this traditional route for a homemade gift or bring it into the 21st Century with a streaming service. Speak to the wedding DJ and ask for all the tunes from the evening.
Don’t forget to make that iconic first dance the first song on the playlist!
10. Mr and Mrs…just about anything!
The his ‘n’ hers revolution is here to stay. Make it their own with personalised salt and pepper pots, candles, mugs, doormats, planters and much more. You can add their names or your own message of good wishes.
What better way to commemorate their big day than a reminder with everyday household items?
Say it with a venue
Whether you’re the bride, groom or wedding guest, our team at Carlton Manor is always on-hand to help.
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