If you are the MOH, bridesmaid or you are close friends with the newly engaged couple
Here are some Brideline ideas that vary in cost and cater to different personalities:
Date Night – For the couple who needs a night out. Get a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant (or one you would recommend) and tickets to an event (comedy club, movie tickets).
Weekend Vacation – For the couple who never takes a vacation. Get them a weekend away at a Bed and Breakfast or even one night in a hotel in the city they live in.
Activity for their Honeymoon – For the couple who has already planned their honeymoon. What is better than being on your honeymoon and still getting things for free? Book services at the hotel, such as massages, golf lessons, dinner gift certificate, scuba lessons, etc.
Private Chef – For the couple who loves to cook. Private chef will come to your apartment and show you how to cook meals. In NY, we recommend http://www.perrisplates.com/
Personal Stylist - For the couple who wants to look hot. Get them a gift certificate for salon services or personal shoppers. In Chicago, we recommend http://www.erincarpenter.com/
Dance Classes – For the couple too embarrassed to dance in public. We all know those guys with 2 left feet, and the girls who look like Elaine from Seinfeld in their wedding videos. Get the couple dance classes for the wedding.
Engagement Photo Session – For the couple who loves to post Facebook photos. Many photographers offer engagement photo sessions, but if theirs doesn’t, buy them a set. No one likes to admit it, but everyone loves pictures of themselves.
Wine Classes/Wine of the Month/Wine Box of Firsts – For the couple that loves to drink. Get them a few wine tasting classes, a membership to a wine of the month club or pick out some wines and label them for every major occasion in their future. You can even include a set of glasses and a high tech corkscrew (people love those).
Spa Services - For the stressed out couple. Get them a couples massage.
Other (more reasonably priced) gift ideas: We recommend www.NatureScripts.com
Ring Holders, Jewelry Cleaner, Wedding Magazines
Monogrammed photo album/engraved frames
Let's Hear it for the Boys!
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The Man Registry not only has tons of gifts for your man, (electronics, barbecue grills and accessories, bar supplies, tools and outdoors gear and items from favorite sports teams) it also has wedding tips and advice for grooms and the groom's wedding party – tips on best man speeches, groom-friendly wedding shower ideas and bachelor party games. Check it out!