Category Archives: wedding gift ideas

November Treasury Challenge

Here are some very elegant entries for this White themed treasury challenge. Interpretation was left up to the curator, and each one features our previous winner, Edi from Memories For Life,

www.etsy.com/shop/memoriesforlifesb:

Please vote for your favorite collection here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YY2X2QW.

Voting ends at midnight on November 30th EST, and the winner will be posted on 12/01/13.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
White Wedding by Keri O Hara on EtsyWhite WeddingNatural Winter White by Amanda on EtsyUNwhite by Amanda on EtsyWhite by Keri O Hara on Etsy
Good luck everybody!

October Treasury Challenge

We have a lot of great entries for this Fall themed challenge.

Each one featuring our previous winner, Dalynda Marie from Steampunk Wedding:
www.etsy.com/shop/SteampunkWedding:

Please vote for your favorite collection here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHFYXYF.

Voting ends at midnight on October 31st EST, and the winner will be posted on 11/01/13.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
Fabulous Fall by Keri O Hara on EtsyThe Steampunk Bride    by Kelly Flegal on Etsy Hitting Just the Right Note by Amanda on EtsyBrass that Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Amanda on EtsyFall into a Wedding  by Eva on Etsy Fall Wedding Season by Edi Royer on Etsy
Good luck everybody!

September Treasury Challenge

Fabulous entries!  The NEW topic was wide open.

And since the previous challenge was another tie, these collections feature:

Dalynda Marie from Steampunk Wedding:
www.etsy.com/shop/SteampunkWedding
and
Marcie Forest from Forest Candle Studio:
www.etsy.com/shop/ForestCandleStudio

Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VGKBLZ3.

Voting ends at midnight on October 1st EST, and the winner will be posted on 10/02/13.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
Blue Gold and Silver by the Wed Eclectic Team Fall in Love with Vintage Rose Antique Pink  by the Wed Eclectic team
So your having a Steampunk Wedding by the Wed Eclectic team Fall Wedding collection by the Wed Eclectic team

August Treasury Challenge

We need your vote! The NEW topic was: SUMMER!

Check out these gorgeous collections featuring:

 Memories For Life:  www.etsy.com/shop/memoriesforlifesb

and

Jewelry by Steve Riley:  www.etsy.com/shop/JewelrybySteveRiley.

Please vote for your favorite collection here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7RRB3S7.

Voting ends at midnight on August 31st EST, and the winner will be posted on 9/01/13.

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
A Squeeze of Lemon please by Jodi on Etsy
Summer. Newlyweds. Home. by Marcie Forest on Etsy
DYI Steampunk Summer Wedding  by dalynda marie on Etsy

June Treasury Challenge

This month’s treasury contest was about Hot Wedding Trends for 2013. These are fun, inspirational collections, and we need your vote to select a winner!  Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring  April’s challenge winner:

Karen from Bling For The Table: www.etsy.com/shop/BlingForTheTable.

Voting ends at midnight on June 30th EST, and the winner will be posted on 7/01/13.

Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DWCP9XC

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
Glamping Style Wedding by Marcie Forest on EtsyA Wedding at the Beach by Edi Royer on EtsyRomantic Summer Wedding at the Beach by Marcie Forest on Etsy
Moss Green Wedding by Steve Riley on Etsy

April Treasury Challenge

 

This month’s treasury contest was about celebrating in style. These are fabulous collections, and it’s going to be a tough decision. We need your vote!  Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring  March’s challenge winner:

Julie Farrell from Odd Lot Emporium.

Voting ends at midnight on April 30th EST, and the winner will be posted on 5/01/13.

Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NLZ3C7F

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
April 1 Keri DJDApril 2 Karen - bag secrets April 3 Karen - bling for the tableApril 4 Karen - bling for the table

February Treasury Challenge

 

It’s time to get your vote on! This month there are only 4 entries, but I don’t know if that will make voting any easier; they are beautiful! Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring both of January’s challenge winners:  Clay Bouquet Shop and Bag Secrets.

Voting ends at midnight on February 28th EST, and the winner will be posted on 3-01-2013.

You have just a couple days to vote, and the winning treasury will be selected by majority vote. The winner will be announced here on the 1st. Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6JDP9WK

Previews of the treasuries, in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
Thank you so much for voting!

January Treasury Challenge

 

It’s time to get your vote on! This month’s treasury contest was a team challenge that produced over 50 treasuries.  I think we covered every possible wedding theme, and now we need your vote. Check out these gorgeous collections; each one featuring one, or both, of December’s challenge winners:  Forest Candle Studio and Delaney Photo Jewelry.

Voting ends at midnight on February 8th EST, and the winner will be posted on 2-09-2013.

Please vote for your favorite collection here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q7K6RBW

Previews of the treasuries, not in the order of entry: (Click on the photo to open the treasury in full page view.)
shadesofindigo

SandSurfLoverusticwedRomanticGardenWedding

PurpleGold

PinkBlack

Peacockweddingdreams

NaturallyInLove MysteriousAffair makeastatement

GothicWedFantasy

goldensunsetwed

GoldenHuesAutumn

GayMarriageEquality

exchvowslavenderfieldEcoLuxuryWedcrimsongoldcowboy weddingcobaltgoldweddingChristmasweddingWedding Inspiration...a Palette of Blues and Purples by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyHoneymooning...Beaches  Lingerie and Mementos by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyBridal White by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyWedding Themes   Music by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsywhitewedhoneymoonweddingsseasonalsparklewedding fantasiesVisionsSilverIvoryVintagevintageroseVintageloveTropPinkOrangesummernightsweddingTwoBridesWedDaystorybookwedsteampunk weddingsValentine's weddingsportsinspiredSomethingBlueTropical Wedding Inspiration...Shades of Aqua and Coral by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyForTheGroomAndFriendsIts Wonderfully Romantic by Annie Farber on Etsy

Blushing Bride by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy

Lime Green Dream Wedding by Kristin Ames on Etsy
A Rainbow of Wedding Favors by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
Black and White Wedding by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
Weddings with Geekery    Theme Weddings     by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
A Touch of Spring by Tina Cooke on Etsy
The Beauty of Spring Weddings by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
Bold Victorian Wedding Inspiration by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy
Destination Wedding   Travel Themed Wedding Details by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyWedding Inspiration...a Palette of Blues and Purples by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyWedding Palette  Red and Black by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy

Fairytale Weddings by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on EtsyWedding Palette of Pink and Orange by Jennifer Ferencz Barato on Etsy

Here is a special Thank You to our team captain, Jennifer of Clay Bouquet Shop, for having an outstanding number of entries in this months contest. We appreciate your efforts and the exposure.

Wedding Gifts

By Isla Wong (aka Kitty Kanzashi)

Wedding Gifts

In the ye old days, it was customary for wealthy brides to receive a trousseau on her wedding.  This contained all the clothes that the lady will need for her married life.

Then as the years rolled on this turned into household items which the couple need to set up home.

However nowadays many of us already have all the things we need therefore what should you ask your guest to give?

Honeymoon fund

Whether you are asking them to contribute to a specific element like the hotel or just a general pot of money this is a nice idea because it will give the guest a chance to contribute to a gift that will be enjoyed and provided many happy memories.

Charity donation

There is nothing like spreading your joy with other people so why not help others who are in need.  In these current economic time, charities are the hardest hit due to the lack of funding from governments so they need private donations more then ever.

Deposit for Future Home

We all wish the happy couple the best for the future and what could be better then giving them a hand in getting their first house!  With rising house prices (especially in the UK), it is getting harder and harder for first time buyer to build up the deposit that is necessary to secure a mortgage on a house so with the help of family and friends you could make their future a little bit easier.

Cash

This is the route I took and this caused a raised eyebrow from my mother in law since asking for money as a wedding gift is often considered vulgar.  However, it is traditional in many eastern cultures for money to be presented as a wedding gifts and since I am Chinese this seemed perfectly natural to me.  Now each culture has there own way of presenting the money to the couple, for the Chinese, it is presented in red envelope, just like the one above but it can also be included in the congratulation card as well.

Do you have any other ideas which might be an alternative to the traditional wedding list?  If you do then let us know in the comments!