Weddings are so much fun! It is such a joyous time full of laughter, slideshows, dancing, clanging of glasses, and disastrous toasts! I absolutely love them! It is such an honor to be invited to one of the, if not greatest, milestones in your friend’s life.
Not only that, you get to witness a ceremony that was ultimately designed to point us all to a Christian’s relationship with Jesus Christ!
I don’t know about you, but Maffrine and I are in the stage of life when many…and I mean MANY…of our friends are getting hitched! So we are super excited to be in the process of designing a series of wedding cards for these oh so happy occasions!
Our first card is titled “It is Time!” We drew the design from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, which begins with:
“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…”
And sure enough, this IS wedding season – with at least one wedding each month this summer! Just the thought of this makes me giddy for all the happy couples!
This celebratory feeling is what we wanted to catch in this first wedding card. With an overarching banner, flowing streamers, flying confetti, and dancing lights, this classy but fun card is a card that your friends will remember.
Along with a card, though, we all need to buy wedding presents. Registries are a great resource, because we won’t have to worry about whether or not our friends will like the gift. Money is also always appreciated. However, you might be wondering:
“What if I want to get something that will make a lasting impression? What are some gifts that the newlyweds will really appreciate and even remember me by?”
Well, I am so glad you asked! Counting down to our favorite, here are 10 unforgettable wedding gift ideas for you!
10. Intersection of Love
This personalized print can add an intimate touch to any new home. (www.uncommongoods.com)
9. Joy of Cooking
This amazing resource not only provides recipes but elementary principles of food prep and food science! I received this book for my wedding, and I definitely have appreciated it, particularly its baking section! (www.amazon.com)
8. Board/Card Games
If your friends are anything like me and my husband, they would love to play board/card games together and with friends. What better way to help them start a game collection than to get them some of your favorite games for their wedding? Here are just a few of Adam’s and my favorite ones (all available at your local game store or on amazon.com):
- Ticket to Ride
- Killer Bunnies
- Phase 10
For your friends who have a green thumb, you might want to help them start an herb garden for those romantic candlelight dinners at home. (www.lowes.com)
6. Anniversary Wine Box
5. Personalized Marriage Crock
This gift was given to us for our wedding, and we absolutely love it! We had registered for a plain crock but returned it as soon as we received this one. We felt it gave a special warmth to our kitchen, and, since I use it everyday, I often think of the couple who gave it to us. =) (www.zotterthepotter.com)
4. Coffee/Tea Subscription
For the coffee/tea lovers, this gift would be a pleasant surprise on their doorstep. No kitchen feels right without the intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee or the calming scent of a just-opened tin of tea leaves. (www.intelligentsiacoffee.com, www.teavana.com)
3. Postage for Thank You Cards
This novel idea will have your friends saying, “Thank you!” over and over again!! (Pun intended! ;D; www.usps.com)
2. Personalized stamps
With a new address and a new name, your friends will be in need of a set of new personalized stamps. This could consist of a stamp with their new address and stamps that say, “From the kitchen of…”, “From the library of…”, and/or “From the garden of…”. I recently just ordered a stamp for our own library from www.2impress.etsy.com.
1. Cooking classes
There are few dates that are better than a date involving cooking! This unique gift will be a tangible experience that they will remember for years to come. Plus, it will be an excuse for you to have them invite you over for dinner! Places that offer cooking classes differ from area to area, but they are there!