Bridal Shower Gifting Tips

October 14, 2014

With white winter weddings just around the corner, you may find yourself coming up on a bridal shower. You’ll want to be sure you get something the bride (and possibly groom) will absolutely love.

At Azure Water, we make personalized label bottled water that are perfect favors for bridal showers, weddings and the like, so we know a thing or two about proper gifting. Here are some rules to follow to ensure the bride-to-be will adore her bridal shower gift.

Registries Are a Safe Bet

Wedding Registries

Worried about buying a gift the bride won’t use? Don’t be ashamed to pick a gift from their registry. Brides and grooms slave over their registries, deciding on items they truly believe they’ll use. You can also use the registry for creative themed gift ideas for the shower and the wedding. For example, perhaps the couple has an espresso maker on their list. You can purchase this for the wedding and buy the espresso cups the couple hadn’t thought of for the shower.

You Can Still Get Creative

If you’re a little closer to the bride and groom, perhaps a best friend or family member, don’t be afraid to venture off the registry list. If you know the bride and groom are movers and shakers, why not get them an experience gift? This could be tickets to the theater, a wine tasting gift card or even movie passes. Limited budget? Don’t fret! Homemade gifts are perfectly acceptable at a bridal shower. And if you’re set on a show-stopping gift, you can always see if others are willing to chip in and make it a joint present.

Bridal Shower Gifts to Avoid

Bridal Shower vs. Bachelorette Party

Try to remember the distinction between a bridal shower and a bachelorette party. While lingerie may be appropriate for an intimate bridal shower, certain other gifts are not! When choosing your gift, ask yourself this: would the bride-to-be’s mother be OK with it?

Don’t Fall Short on the Wrapping

Don’t disgrace your carefully selected gift with poor packaging. Paying special attention to your gift’s wrapping will let the bride know how much you care. Know the bride’s favorite color or the theme of the bridal shower? Decorate your gift accordingly. Be sure to include ribbons and bows as many brides create a keepsake ribbon bouquet from the gifts at their shower. Don’t forget to list your first and last name on the gift as well to help the bride keep track of who gave what.

These tips will ensure your bridal shower gift is loved by the soon-to-be-wed couple. If you’ve also been given the task of hosting the shower, don’t forget about Azure Water’s custom label bottled water. Our labels can be personalized with the couple’s names and any design you desire. Give us a call or reach us on our contact form with any questions you may have. You can also talk with us on our social media networks.

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