Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Five Tips for Choosing Exceptional Wedding Shower Gifts
1. Stick to the registry. Has your mother ever told you how she received as wedding shower gifts 25 baking dishes or the most ugly afghan she'd ever seen? Wedding registries were designed to avoid such gift-giving disasters. When choosing your wedding shower gift, remember the bride and groom created their registry for a reason. Try to avoid buying the bride a wedding shower gift that is not on her registry. You will consequently avoid the embarrassment of seeing her open a similar gift from another guest or a look of disappointment on the bride's face as she realizes she has just opened placemats that will completely clash with her kitchen.
2. Create something personalized. One of my favorite wedding shower gifts was a picture frame from my sister in which she displayed three of our engagement photos. A bride will generally get excited over any wedding shower gift designed especially for her. From monogrammed towels (consult the registry for her color schemes and taste) to a personalized doormat, going the personalized route will warm the bride's heart and rekindle her excitement about sharing a home with her soon-to-be husband.
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