Wedding registries are great, don’t get me wrong. It makes shopping easy. I don’t want to buy a floral tablecloth for someone who really just wants a lawn mower (that’s another thing, registries now have SO many types of items!).
So, I’ve been in 18 weddings (would I make this stuff up?). Not quite as many as this, but you get the picture. I’ve attended my share of weddings. My strategy for wedding gifts is to buy a similar type of gift for every wedding I’m attending in a given season, but to add a personal touch to the gift.
My top favorites:
Best: Espresso machine, Kitchen Aid mixer, nights at hotels or vacation rentals
Worst: Gifts with the garage sale tags still left on (wow!)
So, give a gift they’ll love and make your life a little easier this summer when shopping for wedding gifts! Have fun and be creative!
And in case you’re wondering: I’ve only ever worn two bridesmaids dresses for a second time (both were black), and a hot pink dress complete with ruffles and a train really did look cute in the 80′s.