Things to Consider When Buying Wedding Gifts

With wedding season in full swing, many people are clamoring to find that perfect gift to give the bride and groom in their life. It is customary to provide a gift to newlyweds in an attempt to help them in their new life together and finding the right gift can be easier said than done. There are a variety of different choices out there for you to choose from, so you need to work on narrowing the field a bit. The more time and effort that you put into this process, the more success you can hope to have with your gift buying venture. The following are a few things that you need to consider when buying wedding gifts.


Checking the Registry

One of the first things that you need to do when trying to find the perfect gift for the newlyweds in your life is check the registry. In most cases, the bride and groom to be will register for the things that they want at a big box retailer. Even if you are not going to buy the items they have listed, you can get an idea on the types of things that the newlyweds want.

Personalization is great

For the most part, when a person buys a gift they want it to stand out. The best way to make an impace with the gift that you give a bride and groom is by having it personalized. There are a number of different options available in the way of personalized gifts, which means you are sure to find exactly what you want. Be sure to speak with the company doing your personalized gifts to get a handle on the possibilities available to you. In most cases, you will have many different customization options, which will allow you to create a unique and original present. Getting northwood rings for women can allow a person to get the level of personalization they want.

Compare Prices

When buying a gift, many people forget simple things like shopping around for the best price. Even though you want to get the best gift, you still need to make sure that you do not pay too much for it. As soon as you decide what gift you want to give the bride and groom, you need to shop around in order to find the best available price on it. The time that you put into tracking down the best price will be more than worth it in the end.

The right supplier is an essential part of getting the right gifts in place. They will be able to take the needs that a person has and then help them find the right presents.

We’ve Survived 1 Year of Marriage!

We’ve Survived 1 Year of Marriage!

Holy hell, it’s been a year already? Well, technically a year and 26 days. We kind of celebrated more when we were in Vegas at the beginning of October since our anniversary was the 26th of October, but we did end up going to Seaside Oregon to spend the night together since we hadn’t been there in a while. It was okay but we’re so spoiled from the hotel luxuries in Vegas that it was kind of a disappointment when we arrived at the hotel. We felt like we were living in a jail cell that evening. I was expecting big bubba to come out of the bathroom at any moment!

And yes, it looks like I have giant man hands in the above picture that we took in the sand with our rings, but I assure you my hands are not bigger. Wait, who am I trying to fool? Screw it. I have big hands, that’s because my husband and I are the same height. You ever see a tall woman with tiny hands? Don’t think so!

Even though we didn’t enjoy our room, we did enjoy our nice and romantic dinner at Maggie’s on the Prom, the walk along the promenade, our brisk, cold moment on the beach, my ice cream I’m stuffing down my face, and our shop hopping which led us to a mechanical shark! I mean it is the beach after all. One wouldn’t expect to see a bull there unless it was a bull shark of course. ūüėČ

We had fun, even though it may not show on my husbands face. He was mean muggin’ the camera the whole time. Usually, he’s all smiles, but I guess that’s when he’s drunk.

Here’s to many more years with the love of my life. Can’t wait to see what it’s in store for us after this wonderful year we’ve had of marriage and almost 8 years of being together!

Holy Shit, I’m Married!?

“Good things come to those who wait”

Never in a million years did I think my boyfriend would actually propose, let alone want to get married just from the discussions we’ve had on it. We were not on the same page relationship wise until 6 months ago when he said something just hit him. I’m not going to question it, because I’m grateful that he finally came around.

In fact, he said this on his¬†Facebook¬†status… “you know once i realized i was ready to marry jenn after the other bad stuff when i was young, i wonder why it took so long. she is amazing and compliments me better then anyone could ever hope for. That is all!”

Left me in complete¬†awe,¬† because I had been waiting to hear those words for SO LONG. December 9th, it will be 7 years of being together. That’s a long time to be with someone without moving forward in the relationship.

And even though he only gave me 1 1/2 weeks notice to get stuff organized for a wedding at Chapel of the Flowers, I let it slide cause I didn’t want him to completely change his mind if I didn’t go through with it on that Vegas trip. I didn’t want a big wedding at all, so having it there with 2 friends was fine with me. It was beautiful. Besides, they let family view it online, so both of our parents were content with that. I, however, was freaking out about that since I didn’t want everyone to view me looking and being awkward on their webcam. (it was public) I knew he would probably blast it on Facebook, so I told him no before he even got it out of his mouth.¬†¬†But after all was said and done, it was fine. After you do something you’re nervous about, you always think to yourself, “what was the big deal?” I was so focused on the minister and the ceremony that I didn’t even remember the camera was on. Plus, you have photographers in there snapping your photos while it’s going on, so it was kind of hard not to stare at them going paparazzi on your ass.

I was also stressing about finding a dress in that short amount of time. I first started looking for something more casual, but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. I did a Google search for wedding dresses and came across David’s Bridal, so the weekend before we left for Vegas, we stopped by there to see what we could find. None of the actual white weddings dresses appealed to me, so I went with a wine colored bridesmaid dress. The only one that fit me perfectly ended up having a hole in the back where the zipper detached, so they hurried up and fixed that up for me before we purchased it. Whew, dress is out of the way!

The Chapel of Flowers was probably one of the most beautiful places to have a wedding in Vegas. It wasn’t run down, and didn’t look cheesy. Hell, I was wanting to do a drive-through wedding and I’m glad my boyfriend talked me out of it. Now I have these beautiful photos to remind me of that special day, where as the drive-through ones just wouldn’t have compared. However, the required tips for absolutely EVERYTHING shouldn’t have been pushed so hard. It makes the experience feel ruined, or tacky. Yes, I get it. You don’t get paid anything besides the tips you make, but you do about 20 weddings a day, so $60 (the recommended amount) x 20 is $1200 a day. Yes, you’re so hurting for cash. I didn’t want my husband (wow, husband, I have a husband!?) to give them the recommended amount, but he did it anyways. Oh well, it was a one time experience that I will absolutely never forget.

We didn’t get a chance to have a real honeymoon, but maybe one of these years I’ll get to go to an all inclusive resort in Mexico. First, I need to get my name switched over on all documents and accts then get my passport. This is going to be exciting.