Still have a wedding or bridal shower to attend this year and stuck on ideas for a gift? When it comes to wedding shopping there are always so many do’s and don’ts, how much do you spend or give if you are giving cash. What colours do you get if picking towels or sheets. The list goes on and on. Since a lot of it is personal preference and in this day and age most couples are already living together or have two established households, I find the easiest thing to do is go off of their registry. The registry is a great pointer at telling guests what items they currently don’t have or would like to upgrade as well as what colours they have in their house. In saying that the registry is not set in stone but it’s a great tool to ensure what your putting together matches the couples taste. We recently went to our 3rd wedding of the summer and here’s what I put together for the bride and groom.
To put together the above gift I went straight to their registry and picked out the focal part of the gift, the roasting pan. From their I wanted to personalize the gift, make it my own. Evan and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen together. We both usually work together to prepare our meals, only on the odd occasion is it just one of us in the kitchen cooking dinner. I thought it would be fun for this couple to cook a meal or two together, especially knowing this groom isn’t to handy around the kitchen (he may or may not have recently burnt a bag of jelly beans that were on the stove) So I picked out one of my favourite cook books for couples cooking. If you have a beautiful roaster and a nice meal you just spent hours preparing (ok maybe 30 minutes) you have to have something nice to serve it with. So when I spotted the gold serving spoon on the Chapters website I knew it was the perfect fit. I went with chocolate brown placemats and matching napkins, keeping the colours neutral to go with the couples décor. The initial napkin rings were a nice little touch, especially since the bride is taking the grooms name, it gives them just a bit of sentimental value. I picked out letters for their first and last names. And to finish it off I placed a bottle of my favourite wine from Blasted Church which I picked up on our recent trip to the Okanagan. The finished product (I of course wrapped it nicely before giving it to them)
And there you have it a simple wedding gift from the couples registry with just a few personal touches to make it special. Here’s hoping they invite us over to share the wine and enjoy a recipe from their new book 🙂