We may have made it through the summer wedding season, but now that it's properly autumn, we're back in the thick of it. Either way, it's never a bad time to stockpile gift ideas.
If your friend or family member is getting hitched and you want to do more than just slip cash into a card, or even if you're the bride/groom looking for a creative, easy way to commemorate the big day, we've got you covered below.
When You Know the Newlyweds
Create a Custom Collage Frame
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A classic, of course--and for good reason. Collect photos of the bride and groom through the years, and compile them in a collage frame. Choose pictures of milestone moments like favorite trips, the engagement or wedding day, or go even further back with cute childhood photos.
Frame the Save the Date or Wedding Invitation
Not only is this an easy, budget friendly gift idea, it’s also super sweet. Little details like this can sometimes slip through the cracks when planning a huge celebration, which means your friend or family member may not even think to do this. Add a pretty twist by mounting the invitation or save the date on top of a colorful envelope in one of the wedding colors.
Frame Their New Home or Last Name
Often times, a new marriage means a new name, a new home, or both. Celebrate this new, exciting chapter with a framed sign that bears the newlyweds’ name(s). There are countless ways to go about this one, whether you make the sign yourself or [if your handwriting leaves something to be desired] have it printed or calligraphed.
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Another unique gift idea is commissioning, then custom framing a painting, drawing, or photograph of the couple's first home together. It's a milestone everyone remembers, and this way they can take that memory with them as their location changes and their family grows.
When You Are the Newlyweds
If you happen to be the one tying the knot, there are so many ways to memorialize your wedding day. Pick special bits and pieces from your wedding to frame, and put a personal twist on each one.
Frame Your Playlist/Vows/Menu
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You most likely worked super hard on these things throughout the planning process, and now that the champagne bubbles have settled (so to speak), you can really sit back and admire what you pulled off. Also, if you frame your playlist, that means you can totally relive the day through your headphones.
Frame Your First Dance Song
This idea is one of our favorites. If you’re familiar with Level, you know we love a good framed album, and can help you track down pretty much anything you might be looking for.
If you want to add an even more personal touch, we can include a plaque or engrave the mat with your names, wedding date, song title, or whatever details you'd like.
Frame a Newspaper From Your Wedding Day
Equal parts sentimental and cool, a framed newspaper from the day you said “I do” will look great on your wall. You could also take this idea to the next level by mounting one of your wedding photos on top of the newspaper.
Wood is the traditional gft for 5 years of marriage.
Having something framed seems pretty perfect.
We're just saying.
Let Us Help You Custom Frame it Right
No matter which route you take when choosing a wedding gift, the important part is that these kinds of cherished moments deserve a home that will protect them from the effects of time, keeping them looking great for all the happy years ahead.
Have another idea you need help executing? As always, we'd love to hear about it! Send us an email or click the speech bubble in the bottom right corner of the screen to chat directly with a Level team member.
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