Engagement & Shower Gift Ideas

Engagement, bridal shower and wedding gifts that brides and grooms will appreciate! Part 1 David and Susan

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IDEAS FOR CREATING MEANINGFUL

Wish Lists for Engagement Gifts , Bridal Shower Gifts and Gifts for the Wedding Day

Contributed by Nily Glaser author of the Personalized Wedding Planner and Organizer

 

 Congratulations! You’re getting married. In addition to a new spouse, a new home and a new way of life, you’ll receive gifts from friends and family.

According to statistics offered by “BRIDE’S Millennium Report: Wedding Love & Money” The average wedding costs today top $20,000. With wedding costs escalating, many couples suggest that the best engagement and shower gifts will center on their wedding planning.

Recently, It has become acceptable, even welcome when brides and groom inform their friends and relatives of their choices of engagement, shower and wedding gifts. This is why compiling a gift list is now a fundamental part of most couples’ wedding planning.

Many couples create a wish list of items and services they desire for their wedding and a separate wish list for wedding gifts. When creating their wish lists, couples tend to divide the lists into categories. Some wish list entries are for individuals or couples, while others are presented as cooperative gifts. That is, a few guests get together and present the bride and groom with a gift from all of them.

Two examples: 1. About David and Susan Engagement & Shower gifts read this post
2.  About Ben and Rachel’s Engagement & Shower Gifts – Great ideas, CLICK HERE.

David and Susan Engagement Gifts

David and Susan got married. Though they planned the wedding on a rather strict budget, it cost them a lot of money. Some saved, some charged to their combined credit cards.

As it is customary with Susan’s family, her parents invited many guests to an engagement announcement party for their daughter. David’s family followed suit by inviting their friends and relatives to an engagement party for their son. Between the two parties, David and Susan accumulated many gifts. Upon opening their presents, the couple’s excitement turned into a disappointment. They received 3 toasters, 2 microwave ovens, over 20 towel sets of various colors, 4 sets of drinking glasses and other duplicated items. So, what is a couple to do? Be polite and send out thank you notes.

Susan’s Bridal Shower Gifts

Susan’s sister, soon to be the maid of honor, honored her sister with a surprise bridal shower. She organized a party deserving of awards. Everything was just so! The guests arrived bearing gifts. Most gifts were thoughtful, some more expensive than others.

As is traditional at bridal showers, the bride was expected to open each gift and make a comment. The comments were written down, to be read later to the guests. Susan was up to the task with a pretty basket for the ribbons on her side and anticipation in her heart. I’ll not go into the list of her gifts other than to say that she received 3 more sets of towels, (All she could think was: “Boy, I can open a towels store”) another toaster that made her wonder who to re-gift it to, and some other gifts she had no idea what to do with.

Would you believe that Ben and Rachel’s wedding wish list DID NOT include a toaster, a microwave, towel sets, drinking glasses or any items David and Susan received in duplicates?

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Nily Glaser, the CEO of A-wedding Day at: http://www.a-weddingday.com is a retired school principal, a published author and the recipient of numerous awards. She writes important articles, and her Personalized Wedding Planning Organizer is a big hit. Read her articles on this site; With her background of serving as a school principal and now as a weddings specialist, Nily Glaser has presented workshops for parents and for wedding professionals all over the USA. Her web site is a very popular Wedding Resource and Information Center, that specializes in family wedding with kids, and theme weddings and presents a very comprehensive shopping mall that represents top companies and offers discount wedding and other gifts as well as bridal accessories, including the exclusive line of wedding Accessories By Nily.

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