Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wedding Gifts - Part 1: Understanding the Process

Over the next few weeks, I'll take you on a guided tour of purchasing wedding gifts. Since the wedding season is coming up, I thought maybe we could all use a little refresher course on the proper etiquette of giving wedding gifts.

Understanding the Process

When it comes to wedding gift giving, there is much question about what to give, when to give it, how to give it and even how to choose it. Are you confused yet? You should be. It can be a very complicated process.

If you are in the market to purchase a gift for a newlywed couple, take some time to really ponder what the right gift will be. When you invest some time in doing this, the end result is a great gift that they will love.

To help you to get started, take a few minutes to ask yourself some questions about your needs and your relationship with the couple that is soon to be wed.
  • How close are you to the couple? The closer that you are, the more meaningful your wedding gift should be.
  • How often do you see them? Do you play a role within their lives? The closer that you are, again, the more special your wedding gift will need to be for them.
  • What is a comfortable amount of money that you can spend on a wedding gift that will not financially strain you but that will be worth the investment?
  • Is there something that you would like to give them? Is there something that is important to you that they have as they start this new life together?
  • Is there something on their gift registry that you would like to purchase for them?

Asking yourself these questions can help you to get the process started in finding the perfect wedding gift for the couple. While you can go out and just pick anything for them (or just write a check for that matter) spending a bit more time doing so will insure that they get something that they will love and cherish as much as their new marriage!

Next time...Shopping Successfully!

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