Do's & Don'ts - Wedding Gifts

Let's talk wedding gifts. And as I write this I can't help but feel like this post is more for me than anything because I am a wedding guest not once but THREE TIMES THIS YEAR. Y'all... you know what I love more than flowers and wedding planning!? Being a wedding guest. It is the best. I love love love love being a wedding guest. I mean, how could you not?!!? Celebrating love? Check. Free food? Check. Free cake and dessert? Check. Free yummy cocktails? Check. Dancing? Check. Fun? Check. Getting to buy a new dress to wear and dress up? Check. All the best things. But let's not forget wedding gifts for your friends.

So anyway, here are my top do's & don'ts for picking out the perfect gift for your friend getting married. And... along with that here's some of my top gift picks from Zola, which not only offers gift items on the registry but you can also do cash registries too (perfect for the couple who has been living together for awhile and has all those household items they want or who would rather go on a badass honeymoon...) 

AND... they even offer EXPERIENCES. Okay, this is by far the coolest thing I found on Zola and I love it. You can register from things like Air Bnb, Monthly Wine Club, Blue Apron, Wedding Albums, Blowouts, Training at Gyms and so much more...

 I am a total sucker for anything from Kate spade and these "His" & "Hers" beer glasses are super freaking cute. I can just imagine snuggling up with my honey outside by the fire sipping on a fancy craft beer.

I am a total sucker for anything from Kate spade and these "His" & "Hers" beer glasses are super freaking cute. I can just imagine snuggling up with my honey outside by the fire sipping on a fancy craft beer.

 And what better way to celebrate getting married than with an "Ours" decanter? I love love love.    Glasswares available on  Zola

And what better way to celebrate getting married than with an "Ours" decanter? I love love love. 

Glasswares available on Zola

DO: Buy off the registry. Or at least check the registry first. And buy something you can connect with or feel like makes sense to give.

DON'T: Forget a gift or wait too long to send. Along with this... DO: send a gift even if not attending.

 Celebrity Cruise gift card on your registry!?!? Umm... can I register for this even if I'm not getting married?! 

Celebrity Cruise gift card on your registry!?!? Umm... can I register for this even if I'm not getting married?! 

 Or how about some cash for a tropical resort? But seriously... sign me up.   Honeymoons & Cash Funds available on  Zola

Or how about some cash for a tropical resort? But seriously... sign me up. 

Honeymoons & Cash Funds available on Zola

DO: Gift groups are awesome - especially if you get your friends and pitch in on one of the more expensive gifts. 

DO: Ship gifts rather than bring to the wedding. Especially if the wedding is a destination wedding for the couple.

 The perfect gift for those with a fully furnished home?! A badass vacuum. Okay okay I'll just keep dreaming of the days I have a vacuum that actually vacuums up all the cat and dog fur from our fur family... 

The perfect gift for those with a fully furnished home?! A badass vacuum. Okay okay I'll just keep dreaming of the days I have a vacuum that actually vacuums up all the cat and dog fur from our fur family... 

 And I'll also dream of the days I can get a robot vacuum so I don't even have to move a finger or foot...    Cleaning supplies available on  Zol a

And I'll also dream of the days I can get a robot vacuum so I don't even have to move a finger or foot... 

Cleaning supplies available on Zola

DON'T: Overthink it! Refer back to Do #1: buy off the registry. Easy peasy. 

DO: Spend what you can afford, don't feel like you have to spend beyond your means. 


To get set up with a gift registry click below and then go crazy with all those wild dreams you have about tropical vacations... experiences... a clean house... whatever it may be you can find it on Zola!!!