5 Off-The-Registry, Bride-Approved Wedding Gifts
To be clear, I always shop from the registry. They exist for a reason. However, sometimes I want to get the wedded couple a little something extra--an engagement gift or a day-of surprise. Having been both the giver and the gifted, here are a few bride-approved presents worthy of registry derailment.
This is one of my go-to gifts for the couple. (You can also get HIS/HIS and HERS/HERS.) This hand-engraved set is a beautiful addition to the bar and won't break the bank, either.
This gorgeous platter from Leif Shop can be used from the kitchen to the living room, and is a gorgeous way to say "congrats on sharing a home together!"
Dinner On You
This may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you're gifting the newly engaged, but I'm a big fan of unexpected gifts. Chances are, your friends are working full-time jobs while planning their wedding. It is stressful and chaotic to plan a whole damn wedding while balancing an already jam-packed work life and social agenda. Give your friends the gift of alone time and a delicious dinner with a gift card to one of their favorite local restaurants. This way, they'll be encouraged to take a T.O. from their busy agendas and steal a few hours to themselves to talk wedding--or not. Either way, they'll be grateful.
While we're on the topic of stationary and such... The couple is about to be writing a ton of Thank You cards. Someone gave us TY cards as a wedding gift and we found that this was a really useful and welcome present, since we were spent a lot of time shelling out "thank you's" over several months.