Everything in life is different when a wedding is in the works. This is true not only for the bride, but also her family, fiance, and friends. If you have a bride-to-be in your life, you might want to think about getting her a wedding related gift for Christmas this year.
There are so many expenses that are a part of a wedding, and few brides can afford to get everything that they would really love to have. This is where special gifts from friends and family can come in. If you were planning to get the bride a Christmas gift anyway, why not pick up something that you know she would love to have for her wedding?
There are countless little things that a bride-to-be can use. Naturally, her parents and fiance will be the ones looking to get her the most expensive gifts. Friends and other family members may plan to give more of a little trinket than a big “wow” gift, but there are plenty of things that fall into both categories, so you are sure to find something perfect.
One of the nicest things that the bride’s parents of fiance could choose to give her for Christmas would be gifts of wedding jewelry. Jewelry is a great gift under any circumstances, and it will be especially meaningful when the gifts are jewelry for her wedding.
Often there will be a few special pieces that the bride has been coveting to complete her look. The groom and her parents can coordinate to make sure that they do not overlap. For instance, the parents of the bride could buy her a fabulous crystal and pearl necklace, and the groom could get the earrings and bracelet to match. This would be especially fun if you will all be opening Christmas gifts together so that the bride will get the whole bridal jewelry set as one big surprise. One of the best ways to give jewelry at Christmas is to hang it on the tree inside a hollow ornament. It is such a delightful presentation.
Christmas can also be an opportunity for the bride and her mother to pick up some of the accessories that do not fit into the original wedding attire budget (often the one set by Dad!). More than a few mothers of the bride have slid things like a fabulous headpiece or gorgeous veil into the Christmas gift budget to avoid going over on the wedding budget. Besides, it beats getting another sweater any day!
Friends of the bride-to-be can also give her Christmas gifts that relate to the wedding. The best friend of the bride could pick up a perfect little beaded clutch in a vintage shop. Or if you are crafty, why not crochet a dainty shawl for the bride to wear during the reception?
Another category to consider for gift ideas is the honeymoon. The choices are almost endless! A very cute gift would be a tshirt that proclaims your friend to be “Mrs. Smith” that she can wear as a newlywed. If the honeymoon involves a long plane ride, then you could make up a little travel gift bag. Start with a small tote bad monogrammed with her new initials. Then fill it up with things to make the trip go faster, such as a great book, crossword puzzles, and some snacks. A great idea would be to include a small journal to record honeymoon memories.
Speaking of recording memories, a great Christmas gift from the parents of the bride or groom would be a nice digital camera or camcorder. No doubt it will see lots of use on the honeymoon and well beyond. If that is not in the budget, another nice gift would be a honeymoon photo album. To make it extra special, have it personalized with the dates of the trip.
There are so many wonderful things that the family and friends of a bride-to-be can give her. Her Christmas will be fabulous when she receives the special things that she wanted for her wedding. Every woman loves to be spoiled on Christmas: especially brides!