Getting married at a young age can be many things. It can feel adventurous, as they may have previously felt marriage was something they would embrace at a later date - that it would have taken longer to find the man/woman of their dreams. For the same reasons, it may feel scary, once the realisation hits them that they're about to make a promise to be with someone for the rest of their lives. It may also be a dream come true, especially for the bride, who may have always harboured a desire to marry at a young age and would work tirelessly to make sure her special day goes perfectly. This may also be true for the groom, if a woman is lucky enough to find a man excited by the prospect of marriage.
As with any wedding, planning and rehearsals play the biggest part; in fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find any couple and/or family who wouldn't put those two at the top of their priority list. Inviting all the guests is also quite high on the list – otherwise there will be an abundance of space available at the ceremony as well as an absence of wedding gifts
. Wedding gifts for a young marrying couple are easy to come by – they are more open to the more unconventional and less traditional gifts so you need not greatly fear buying wedding gifts they won't like, as long as it isn't so outlandish to the point of being a joke. Ideally, you'd aim for gifts a young couple would either find useful in later life or a short term luxury gift that could be used as part of their honeymoon.
Being a young couple, they may have had less time to get to know each other fully. This, as you could imagine, could potentially cause a degree of embarrassment when it comes to the groom's speech at the reception if he doesn't know much about his new wife. A How Well Do You Know the Bride? Game would be one of the perfect pre-wedding gifts to give to him, as well as being a fun game to play together. This quirky gift includes all the questions a potential groom might want to know the answers to, but either can't think of or didn't dare to ask! From family history to past relationships and even past misdemeanour's (innocent or otherwise), this gift will come in useful for the groom and all those with an interest in the bride. Unfortunately, there isn't an identical game designed to find out the same about the groom (although potential brides shouldn't let that stop them from getting those secrets out of him). They can, however, make sure that their future husband doesn't break the golden rules of marriage with the Don'ts for Husbands Gift Book. Published in 1913, it's full of advice that remains relevant to this day and is great for keeping wedlock peace.
Like any marrying couple, the young couple will want mementos of their big day, so wedding gifts
that allow them to do this are both thoughtful and convenient. Picture frames and photo books are usually the best for this purpose, like the Just Married Charm Frame, which is complete with a decorative metal chain at the top. The best pictures from the day can be displayed in style with this photo frame. For all those other photos, as buying the couple a huge stack of photo frames as wedding gifts isn't a good idea, but The Big Book Of Memories would fit the bill nicely. This pillar-box red photo book, decorated with blended cotton and hand-made stitching, includes 24 pages designed to stored and protect their wedding photos.
The couple would love to spend time together after their marriage (which, of course, is what their honeymoon is for). That doesn't mean they have to be content with spending all their time in an swanky hotel or sunning themselves on a foreign beach – it can also involve doing something new and exciting. Activity trips as wedding gifts are brilliant for this purpose, like a Champagne Balloon Flight, with allows you to help inflate the balloon before you take off on a champagne flight across various locations in the UK. Not only are these unique wedding gifts, it also provides a rare experience to share with each other.
The important thing to remember is that their wedding should be fun as well as memorable and the wedding gifts
should reflect that. If conducted too traditionally (if this is against the bride and groom's will), they will feel detached from the whole experience. Make it so they are involved in the big day and all should go well.
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