The tradition of the bridal shower is still strong; when all the close relatives of bride-to-be shower her with gifts. You may consider yourself as a gift expert, but when it comes to wedding gifts, you have to follow few etiquettes as it is going to be a bit tricky task. So, in order to guide you regarding bridal shower gifts, we are going to share a few tips that you should consider when you go shopping for the gift. We know you want your gift to be the best one!
A rule of thumb for any shopping is to set a budget, so it goes for the bridal shower gifts too. Determine what can you spend on the gift as well as on what type of gift you are going to consider. You don’t have to over-spend on a wedding gift. You can even consider giving a homemade gift if you really want to make a difference while staying easy on your pocket. If your financial situation allows, you can find a thoughtful gift for the new homemaker such as a reasonable dinner set or a coffee maker.
If you wonder what specifically should you pick as a gift for the bride-to-be, read the invitation card carefully. If it says it is simply a bridal shower, then choose a gift for the bride alone, in case it is a couple shower, chose something for both the bride and groom-to-be. You can even check the registry and pick the item according to your budget. Apart from that, if there is a theme set for the shower, pick a gift accordingly.
The bridal shower is an ultimate fun for everyone. Following few bridal shower gift traditions or (even superstitions) adds a little more fun to the party. For example, the host will consider it to be a good luck if the bride uses the gift first that she opens the first. Moreover, the host can follow traditions of gift opening such as making a ribbon-bouquet from the gift papers and ribbons.
It is not appropriate if you even ‘think’ about wrapping your gift in a brown paper. You should consider a good packaging which reflects your well-wishes. You can DIY the gift wrapping; or pack it beautifully considering the bride’s favorite color, it makes the effort more personalized. Adding a few ribbons or even faux flowers makes your gift more special.
Including a to/from the card in your gift makes it easier for the bride to find out gifts. These cards are easily available in the market or if you prefer, you can make it on your own. The purpose is to let the bride know your efforts as well as your good taste.
The above-mentioned tips are basic and most commonly observed during bridal shower gift giving traditions. We recommend you to follow these tips the next time you are invited to a bridal shower. Do you want to add more tips? Share with us in the comment section.