Choosing Engagement Gifts for the Couple-to-Be
All of us may be familiar with the practice of giving gifts during weddings but not everyone is aware of the etiquette regarding engagement presents. Engagement gifts
are a token of our congratulations for the couple who has recently decided to get married, make sure that whatever you give the couple or to either one of them is something that they can use during these last few months of them being single. Although some people will just give congratulatory cards, some will still opt to give presents. In this case, keep your engagement presents modest so you can save the bigger gift for the wedding
Since the couple still represents two separate individuals during the engagement, it is wise to give them engagement presents that they can enjoy separately as well. Engagement presents that reflect the personality of each person will be welcome gifts. Avoid giving gifts usually intended for couples, like towel sets, dishes and cutlery. Instead, choose gifts that they can use while still single. Sometimes, you will be invited to an engagement party by a couple where only one of them is close to you. In this case, you can give a present to either the future groom or bride.
If you are to give an engagement gifts for her
, make sure that the recipient will be able to appreciate it on her own. If you are going to be the maid of honor, one of the best engagement presents that you can give the bride is a memory keepsake box. On the other hand, if you are the best man, you can give the couple personalised engagement gifts
such as beautiful photo frames to store their future wedding pictures in.
You can also choose to give an engagement gifts that both the couples can enjoy. Why not have a couple of pillow cases personalised with their names or funny catch phrases or purchase a pair of hand finished champagne flutes for the happy couple. Whatever the gifts are, it is important that engagement presents come from the heart and stay within the budget of the giver.