Weddings are special, and being part of that, I want to do everything I can to make the wedding experience wonderful. One thing I’ve done in the past and I want to continuing doing is giving gifts to my engaged couples or maybe after the wedding. I’ve done a lot of different gifts for engaged couples throughout the years, but I’m still looking for that perfect system.
Gifts for Engaged Couples
Over the years I’ve tried different things like buying drinks or dinner, gift cards, or things like extra digital files, wedding coverage and prints. All of this has been great, and there’s nothing wrong with all of them. I just feel like it might not be enough or it might not be special enough. I want my couples to love the gifts and really be wowed by them.
One thing I’ve looked into is having a company do it all for me. There are a few companies out there that will make a custom box to fit your brand, and they will even mail them out to the client for you. The problem I have with that is that first, it’s the same for each person. One couple might love it, but it might not fit another couple at all. The second issue is the cost. These boxes cost a decent amount, and I feel like I’m not getting much bang for my buck.
Another idea I’ve seen is giving something local. This way, it’s something special that not everyone in the country has. It’s also supporting local small businesses, which is nice. The problem again, though, is that it’s not unique to each couple. Everyone would be getting the same thing.
For about a year now, I’ve been sending out questionnaires to my couples. This gives me a lot of great information about them in general, but it also gives me an idea of what kind of gifts they might like. I like the idea of pulling information from these questionnaires and making the gift unique for each couple. The problem with that is finding something that fits who they are. For some couples, that could be a real struggle.
Well, I’m still unsure about it all. There are some gifts for engaged couples I’m going to avoid, but I’m left not knowing what I want to give. I wish I could just give each couple a list and they could choose, but then you lose the surprise and specialness of it all. For now, I’m going to just keep doing what I’m doing, but hopefully I’ll have a system figured out in the near future.