Summer is the time for weddings. This year I have two weddings to attend, which is a really small number given that the year I got married I had 7 years to attend plus my own. With weddings come bridal showers and wedding gifts. Here are a few tips when buying wedding gifts.
1. Stick to your budget.
No matter the wedding you need to stick to your budget. Sticking to your budget helps especially when you have more than one wedding in the year. In the year I got married, I had a lot of friends getting married around the same time. I wanted to make sure I spent the same amount on each of them so that if they compared stories they knew I spent the same amount.
2. Buy an Item Off the Registry
Couples take the time out of their hectic wedding planning and lives to register. It means that they want the items off the registry. So if you plan to buy them a gift look at their registry and make sure you take the item off the registry that way there isn't a duplicate gift.
3. Keepsake Items
Some items do not have to come from the registry. Yes, I said to buy a gift off the registry, but sometimes you don't have to. A keepsake item is the type of item that doesn't have to come from the registry. Some of my favorite wedding gifts are those that weren't on my registry. I received an engraved frame that is gorgeous, a engraved crystal vase, and my favorite gift a wedding quilt and quilt rack made by my great grandmother. These items I cherish.
If you are going to go with a keepsake item. Select something that is classic like a photo jewelry box, engraved frame, or engraved vase.
4. When in Doubt Cash
If you aren't sure what to get someone as a wedding gift go with cash. Although the gift is not personable, cash is always needed. This gift will help buy something off the registry or pay for expenses that have arose during wedding planning.
These are just a few wedding gift tips. I had a wedding last night and promise to share pictures once I get home.