Sometimes, finding the perfect gift is the hardest part of attending a wedding! Sure there are registries and those are great, but sometimes you want to get the bride and groom something that's a little bit more meaningful and unique compared to the variety of crockpots and sheet sets that they'll be receiving. So if you're looking for an idea that's fun and creative, check out these wedding gift ideas that they'll actually love! From personalized home decor to DIY projects, we've got something that's perfect for every couple.
1. Engraved Spoons | $25
If you’re as much of an ice-cream junkie as I am then you can totally understand why these stamped spoons are the perfect wedding present! The Milk and Honey shop is filled with various styles of hand-stamped silverware. Whether the bride and groom are romantic, light-hearted, traditional, or comical, there is definitely a silverware set for every couple!
2. Milestone Wine Labels | $26.99
A unique gift that the bride and groom can cherish for years to come! These customizable milestone labels can be added to any bottles of wine (choose the wines carefully!) and will help to celebrate some of the major moments in the couple’s life. Also, these labels are weatherproof so they’ll totally be safe in a bucket of ice!
3. Personalized Lyric Canvas | $75+
A gorgeous way to display the couple’s first dance song, vows, a bible verse, or any meaningful phrase/song that is meaningful to them! Not to mention, this canvas is fully customizable to perfectly fit in with their home’s color scheme.
4. Recipe Engraved Cutting Board | $29.95+
These gorgeously engraved cutting boards are perfect for displaying a delicious family recipe or maybe even just one of your personal favorites! This shop can even make the board more personal by scanning and engraving a handwritten recipe to add an extra-special touch!
5. His and Hers Ring Dish Set | $18.50
Simple and chic, this his and hers ring dish set is the perfect gift for the bride and groom! Not only are these jewelry dishes practical and affordable, but the chic black and white look will easily fit into any bedroom or bathroom scheme.
6. Printable Wall Art | $5
These fun and stylish art prints are perfect for a guest on a budget and they even make a great bridal shower present! From love quotes, to scripture versus, to holiday lyrics, and more, I guarantee that PrintableWisdom will have a print that perfectly represents every couple. Keep in mind that these listings are for a digital version of the artwork so you have to print the file at home, a local printer, or at a photo center. Don’t forget to find a cute frame for it!
7. His and Hers Beer Mugs | $22
We all know at least one couple who enjoys hanging out at local breweries, sampling different craft beers, or just indulging in an after-work brew. If the bride and groom-to-be come to mind, then these his and hers beer glasses are exactly what you should get them! Don’t worry — if beer isn’t their thing, Giftability also has his and hers wine glasses, coffee mugs, and champagne flutes.
8. DIY Well Wishes Book | $5+
Giving the bride and groom a book filled with well wishes from family and friends is a super sentimental gift that they'll adore! Whether you DIY a book from scratch or have an actual photo book printed, it's a simple and fun way for loved ones to express their feelings and wishes for the newlywed couple and their future as husband and wife.
9. Engraved Bar Necklace | $46+
A gorgeous gift for the bride-to-be, this engraved bar necklace is a sentimental piece that she can cherish for the rest of her life. The gold bar is engraved with the couples wedding date in roman numerals for a personalized touch. What also makes this necklace so fun is the small blue bead detail near the clasp — perfect for the bride to wear on the wedding day as her ‘something blue’!
10. His and Hers Pillow Cover Set | $35+
The perfect addition to any home, these chic pillow cover sets make a gorgeous gift idea! Whether you're looking for a his and hers set or something more casual to be incorporated into their everyday living room decor, Parris Chic Boutique's variety of covers truly have a style for every couple! They even have lovely personalized options and a variety of text colors, ideal for any color scheme.
11. Invitation Christmas Ornament| $30
A personalized christmas ornament is a sentimental way for the couple to remember their wedding day during the holiday season! The clear acrylic bulb comes with a hand stamped charm that you can personalize with the couple’s name and wedding date. Once you receive the ornament, you can make a copy of the wedding invitation, cut it into strips, and curl each piece into the ornament. To add in a pop of color, you could even add in some colorful ribbon or bright confetti for a personal touch!
12. World Map Print | $30
A simple, but stunning art print that your traveling friends will adore. 'Life Takes You to Unexpected Places, Love Brings You Home’ is the perfect quote for a couple to display in their home. The best thing about this map decor? It can even be personalized with the couples name, wedding date, or any sentimental message that you want to add!
13. Mr. and Mrs. Coffee Mugs | $32+
A sci-fi lover’s dream! From Star Wars, Frankenstein, The Walking Dead, and more, LennyMud has a variety of mug sets that are perfect for a geek-chic couple! Not to mention, these eclectic handmade mugs are dishwasher safe AND they are offering you an exclusive discount! Use the promo code KBLUEBLOG for 10% off through August 30. May the caffeine be with you!
14. Wine Cork Holder| $55+
This chic wine cork holder is not only a gorgeous piece for any kitchen, but it’s also super practical for your wine-o friends! With the quote, “All you need is love and a bottle of wine” laser etched on the glass panel, it makes for a great sentimental wedding gift that will become a permanent feature in their home. Don’t forget to make it clear that you expect to come over and help them fill it up!
15. DIY Photo Coasters | $5
A DIY project that’s easy, cheap, and super customizable for each couple. Make some DIY photo coasters from the couple’s engagement session or some other favorites from throughout their relationship. If you don’t think they’ll love the idea of setting drinks on their own faces, print off some of your favorite love quotes and make coasters with those!
We're super inspired by all of these fun and unique wedding gift ideas that are perfect for newlyweds! Did you receive something super sentimental for you wedding day that you absolutely loved? If you're attending a wedding or are part of the bridal party, what do you plan to get the soon-to-be bride and groom? Let us know in the comments below - we'd love to hear your ideas!
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Styling your besties in mismatched bridesmaid dresses has been a huge trend for the past few years. And as popular as it still is, we’re slowly starting to see brides revert to having all of their girls dressed in the same style. So how do you decide what’s best for your own wedding? Here are some points to get you thinking about whether you should go the route of mismatched bridesmaid dresses or styling your girls in all the same look.
Romantic, elegant, and totally on-trend; we’re currently obsessing over Bordeaux bridesmaid dresses! Inspired by Marsala, Pantone’s 2016 color of the year, our newest color was created out of the need for a deep red with a romantic pink undertone. Literally, you guys, this color is everything we’ve ever dreamt of! Flattering on literally every skin tone, we think this is a color that your bridesmaids are easily going to fall in love with!
In my opinion, choosing your wedding colors is one of the hardest wedding decisions you’ll have to make. If you’re anything like me, you’re indecisive, overwhelmed by the amount of gorgeous color options, and your color preferences change on a weekly basis. How’s a girl to choose!?
Taking Your Measurements
For the most accurate measurements, do not measure over your clothing. Your measurements should be taken while wearing undergarments similar to the ones you will wear with your dress. The measuring tape shouldn't be pulled too tight or have too much slack, and should always be parallel with the floor.
**Wedding apparel is typically sized differently than retail clothing, so keep in mind that it's not uncommon to find yourself requiring alterations.
Bust size: Wrap the tape around your back and under your arms at the fullest part of your bust (not underneath the bust).
Waist size: While standing up straight, bend at the waist to one side. Take the measurement where the natural crease happens in your side. This should be a few inches above your belly button.
Hip size: Standing with your feet together, wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and butt to get this measurement.
Choosing your correct size
Compare these three measurements to the Kennedy Blue size chart above. It is very important that you order the largest size that corresponds to your measurements. For example, if your bust measures 40.5" (size 12), your waist measures 31" (size 10) and your hips measure 41.5" (size 8), we advise that you order a size 12, and get your dress altered down to custom fit your body. Ordering anything smaller than a size 12 would not fit in the bust area. Please note: Our bridal gown size chart is different than the bridesmaids sizing and is listed below.