I’m at the point in my life where a lot of my friends have wither been married in the last couple of years or are getting married in the next year or so. Every time I get a new wedding invitation, I think “what will I get them as a wedding gift?” Over the years, whenever my mother was hosting something in our family home, the good china set would come out, and every time she would say “we got this from so and so for our wedding” and I always wondered how she remembered who gave them what! Until I got married.
These days most couples want cash or vouchers as wedding gifts, but after the money is gone and vouchers have been spent, what’s left? Don’t get me wrong, we were extremely grateful for the generosity shown to us when we got married, but I love when I’m pottering around the house, and see something that we got as a wedding present, and it always reminds of the person who gave it to us.
I have to say, I find it extremely difficult to think of wedding presents for couples. While working on this backyard wedding inspiration post shot by Lisa O’Dwyer Photography, I stumbled across these gorgeous LOVE letters from Little White Dog.
I fell in love with this Irish business, run by the lovely Susie, and her faithful dog Milo (hence the name!). How cute is Milo?
If you’re looking for a personal, meaningful engagement, wedding or anniversary gift then this could be for you! Suzie’s work is truly a piece of art! From book ends, to personalised messages in a bottle, each gift for each person can be as unique as they are.
These framed letters are my personal favourite. The three letters can be customised with maps, music, comics or other papers that represent something special to a couple. Why not get their initials showing maps of their home places with an ‘&’ representing a place or an interest that they both share?
Or how about these bookends?