Friday, March 16, 2012

my go-to meaningful wedding gift

it's Springtime and love is in the air! we have been invited to a few weddings this Spring. after i send in our RSVP cards and find something to wear, it's time to pick out a gift for the Bride- and Groom-to-be.  

shopping their registry is the obvious choice. i could get them a set of mixing bowls, the can opener gadget thingy, or big fluffy bath sheets. but i want to give something a little bit personal...something meaningful. and when i look back on my own wedding day, the gift that meant the most to me was a single rose

presented to us by my Mom; she read this poem aloud at our reception:

 the Justice of the Peace that conducted my Mom and Dad's wedding ceremony gave them a single rose with the poem, and now their bouquet is more than 2 dozen roses strong. then they gave it to us, and we continue the tradition, gifting single red roses with a poem at weddings of family and friends. each year on our anniversary, we marvel at how big our own bouquet has grown.

isn't it beautiful? 10 roses!
another go-to meaningful wedding gift that i like to give: my favorite marriage-strengthening books.

having read them myself, i think these three books are perfect for a couple just starting their life together as husband and wife. (or any couple, for that matter)

the sentimental rose with poem, wrapped up with some of my favorite marriage-strengthening books are my go-to meaningful wedding gifts.  *PS: Sarah if you're reading this, act surprised when you open the gift from the Halls. thanks.

what about you? going to any weddings this Spring? what's your go-to wedding gift? are you a straight-off-the-registry shopper or do you like to gift something personal?