Why Wedding Congratulations Cards Are the Preferred Gift for Many Couples
Have you noticed how it is getting harder and harder to find the perfect gift for those who are getting married
There are quite a few good reasons why this is happening, not least is the fact that we have all become
wealthier and most people do have most of the low cost items that they want. This applies even to young people, and
it didn't used to be like this.
Don't beat yourself around the head about this.
Most couples who are getting married understand how hard they are to buy for, and would rather not receive a
gift which would mean them possessing the same items several times over. Most of us find it really rather awkard to
have to pretend to be extremely grateful to receive a thing which we already possess. Don't forget that this
is nearly as embarassing for the receiver of a gift as the giver.
For this reason many sensible and sensitive friends of engaged couples are choosing to hunt out really original
wedding congratulations cards, and give those to the couple in place of of wasting a great deal of time searching
for a gift that will be practical and appropriate. Such cards have been produced by specialist card makers for some
time, however with rising demand they are much more commonly found in good card shops today.
Hand made cards are for example very popular, and there are some beautifully crafted cards around for those who
appreciate the uniqueness of such cards, and the skill involved in making such things by hand.
Many partners also live together before they decide to get married. It was not always this way, of course,
but it is becoming almost becoming the norm now. When partners live together, there is a natural tendency for them
to purchase themselves over a period of time all they need for the home.
TIP! Make sure that you and your wedding photographer are on the
same page. Avoid any after wedding disputes by knowing exactly how many proofs, contact sheets, prints and
electronic pictures you will be receiving and how much the package will cost you.
TIP! If you or your future husband have a great voice, one of
the things that you can do is to sing a song at your wedding. This should be a slow song that you dedicate
either to your future soul mate or someone that is looking down upon you at your wedding.
So, in these circumstances, instead of guessing what a couple needs from a very diminished range of possible
choices, some resort to wedding congratulations cards plus cash. And, guwee what? Very many news couples are really
pleased about this.
It certainly simplifies gift giving for everyone, and why not - it shows consideration, and a certain humility
in the face of a very much more difficult task than it would have been even 15 years ago, when youngsters were lees
TIP! When it comes to weddings, be sure to consider if you want
to invite children. This is important because it can help to save a lot of money and aggravation, if
children are not in attendance.
People are also marrying at a later age than twenty or so years ago. This means that even if they have not
chosen to live together before marriage, they often have their own apartments or houses, and they already have much
of what they need, and in many cases, more than they need.
This is another time when guests will decide to get wedding congratulations cards rather than a gift the couple
may not need. The amount that some put inside wedding congratulations cards depends on how much the giver has, but
is often a nice sum to add to saving or to perhaps pay for the honeymoon.
There are also couples that register with stores for wedding gift lists, and that is also something that I did.
However, I only did so half-heartedly because I really didn't think we needed much, and could not find that much in
the store list to include on my list. It was something we did on the urge of my maid of honor more so than out of
I know that many love to buy gifts, but there was not much that we really needed. I knew most in my family would
buy wedding congratulations cards, though I was surprised at the amounts they included. What is nice about them
though is not the money, but rather, the sentiment found within.
Finally, have you thought of this: "Gifts come and go, and many wear out and break, but cards can be
saved for a very long time".