Wedding Article

No Punchbowls Accepted

By Maraya Bien

Possible Wedding Gifts:

  • Punchbowl
  • China set
  • Wall clock
  • 2 dozen spoons and forks
  • Matching towels

If your list of possible wedding gifts for your best friend looks similar to the one above, then waste no more time and discard it. Why? Because everybody else's list probably looks like it too. The big question now is, what will you give them?

Well, the secret to making your gift stand-out is to veer away from standard gifts and give them something unique and personal. Here are some unique wedding gifts you can check out:

Photo Mosaics

A photo mosaic is a large digital photo whose "pixels" are made up of other photos.

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Enrico Gaw, one-half of the pioneering duo behind Mosaic Moments, explains, "A wedding is an event where two people become one. Their mosaic is a compilation of their pictures, of their days together and of their memories and experiences all laid out in one big picture for everyone to enjoy. It is the culmination of both their lives coming together."

Won't a gift like that qualify you for the "Greatest Best Friend in the World" award?

Customized Wedding Song

Music has always been considered to have the power to heighten every mood and express feelings better than anything else. So for their first dance as husband and wife, isn't it absolutely romantic if the song they danced to is something that was made specially for them?

If you have a hidden talent for song writing, then go ahead and write that song yourself. But if you can't tell the difference between a half-note and a quarter-note, then it's best that you leave the task to the professionals.

Musicians, like The Sentimental Groove group and the people behind the Trina Belamide Song shop are now offering their songwriting skills to anyone that wants their own customized song. They'll take care of everything from composing to recording the song so you don't have to worry about anything.

A customized wedding song would admittedly be more expensive than your average wedding gift as they can cost anywhere from PhP 12,000.00 to 30,000.00. Still, don't you think that's a small price to pay for the precious chance to give your best friend and his/her new spouse a song they can call their own?

Bridal Towel Cakes

If you are one of those no-nonsense people whose number one criterion in choosing a gift is its practicality, then you might want to check out Ms. Kaye Catral's bridal towel cakes.

Made up of items like bath towels, hand cloths, wine and flute glasses, the bridal towel cakes are as sensible as any wedding gift can be, but don't expect it to come in a boring old box. What makes the bridal towel cake unique is how it is presented. Ms. Catral, with a distinctive artistic flair, arranges and embellishes the items to make them look like the real thing.

Finding the perfect balance between fancy and practicality, the towel cakes attract attention at every wedding they grace. And isn't that the real reason why you're reading this article in the first place?

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Want more wedding gift ideas?

You can always count on online gift registries like Crossings for excellent gift choices.

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