pass the parcel
we love to give the most delightful kinds of bridal shower and wedding gifts
March 5, 2013Column: deliberate polish
continuing our bridal series in celebration of our debut collection of wedding stationery with paperless post and spring (aka: wedding season), we turn our attention to gifts.
for the wedding itself, entertaining, bedding and kitchen are three categories that never fail.
give things newly marrieds can share, like a pair of big mugs and china plates for their morning coffees and croissants, or a pair of sophisticated champagne flutes for them to toast their anniversaries year after year. or a 2-piece desert set for cutting celebratory homemade cakes. (the ones below are all from our grace avenue collection and dressed up with grosgrain ribbon detailing.)
we also love monogrammed bed linen — if you've just gotten married, there's just nothing cooler than seeing your initials entwined. we love our classic spring street sheet set as a sophisticated canvas—especially in crisp grey and white.
for the bridal shower, personal pieces the bride-to-be can use to dress up her vanity, like a vintage-looking ring holder or vanity box, are the epitome of lady-of-the-house chic.
yet the eternal question remains: do you take the gift with you on the big day or send it afterward? while we think toting a beautifully wrapped gift is all part of the wedding guest fun, modern etiquette (taking into account the convenience of online shopping and such) would say you can send your gift on to the new couple up to two months after the wedding.