Whilst weddings in Italy are beautiful and magical, every couple is different.
We hear Guests often talk about just how difficult it is to ind the right wedding gift – as difficult as buying birthday or Christmas presents; in fact more so, as you are having to cater for the tastes of two people, rather than one! Traditional wedding gifts such as toasters and blenders are becoming outdated, as the majority of couples cohabit before getting hitched, and have already bought all the things they need for their house. I also think home electricals can be quite mundane presents, and find they often lack the personality that I really want my gifts to have. I want the happy new couple, my friends or siblings or cousins, to know how happy I am for them, and I want to give them something that will truly signal the beginning of a wonderful life together.
The idea that the wedding is tied into a long, happy marriage is always a nice one to illustrate, and how better to do this than by giving them a way of keeping and sharing the precious moments they’ve captured on camera? Whilst a pretty photo frame can make a nice, simple gift, a luxury leather photo album is much more tangible. Memories can be triggered by looking at a framed photo, but leafing through a luxury album doesn’t just trigger memories. It triggers emotions.
Personalised photo albums are always extra-special. Choose a colour that matches the wedding or the couple; an elegant lavender, mint green or ivory are perfect for a traditional wedding feel. Some retailers will even add messages or images to the front of the album; perhaps consider including the couple’s names, and the date of their wedding or a heartfelt message wishing them well on the next stage of their journey? Online retailer Under Cover stock handmade, luxury leather stationery and accessories, including photo albums, which can also be personalised with text and images. A bespoke leather photo album is a thoughtful wedding gift that will look and feel luxurious, as well as protecting precious memories. It is something the couple can share with each other, with their friends and with their children and grandchildren in years to come.
Occasionally Guests approach us with this idea and we suggest a small but significant extra touch: starting the photo album for them, by placing some pictures of their wedding day (shots we take especially for this album) as well as some of the couple from earlier in their relationship.
Simple ideas for an ever lasting wedding gift!