After launching our exclusive stationery edition with Minted, a buyable marketplace made up of a community of talented artists, we immediately started thinking about what we could do next. After all, booking dates, invitations and paper goods are only part of the wedding planning process, and we want to support you every step of the way. Something we knew our readers wanted help with? Gifts.
So, we asked ourselves, why not create a curated selection of gifts that takes the guesswork out of gifts? And that’s exactly what we did. Whether you’re shopping for the couple, members of your bridal party, or your spouse, the Minted+ Brides Gifting Collection offers gifts that your loved ones will be delighted to receive.
When we started building our collection, we focused on the four wedding-related events that we know are most often associated with gifts: engagement, bridal shower, wedding, and anniversary. In the end, we’ve created an assortment of gifts (all of which can be personalized in some way) that fit each of these stages perfectly.
wedding party favors
Members of your bridal party – from your bridesmaid and best man to little helpers like your bridesmaid and ring bearer – play an important role in this celebration, so personalized gifts that show how much you care are essential. Pop the question with personalized cards, puzzles and artwork, then thank them for all they’ve done to make your trip down the aisle easier with photo prints, bags and beautiful stationery personalized.
Whether you’ve been invited to an engagement party or just want to send a gift as a congratulations, deciding what to give can be tricky. Ultimately, etiquette rules around engagement say that gifts aren’t necessary, but small, sentimental gifts are common and always appreciated by the couple. And that’s exactly what our offerings are. The newly engaged pair will be delighted to receive stationery with their names, a personalized photo of the proposal, or a personalized art card highlighting their engagement location.
Wedding and Bridal Shower Gifts
We’ve all been there: you’re invited to a wedding shower and everything on the couple’s registry has already been completed, or you have purchased a classic gift but also want to give something special to your relative or close friend. Our personalized bridal shower gifts are perfect for either of these scenarios. We love the idea of giving an engaged person a new set of stationery with their future married name. As a bonus, the cards will come in handy for writing thank you notes after the party! Blown away by all of the couple’s incredible engagement photos? Have one printed on a picture pillow or challenging puzzle that the duo can enjoy for years to come.
The wedding day is finally here, and celebrating your favorite couple’s love story is top priority. In our minds, the perfect wedding gift doesn’t have to be extravagant, it just has to be special. Show the couple that you thought of them specifically by arriving with one of these personalized gifts. If they plan to share the same last name after the big day, thank you cards with their common nickname will be appreciated. Another meaningful idea? A framed letterpress print of the exterior of their wedding venue.
We couldn’t forget our couples! Now that you’re married, you might consider choosing gifts based on what tradition dictates for each milestone. For the first year, the usual gift is something in paper, so we’ve chosen a number of options that fit the bill. A typographic portrait of your wedding venue, framed and ready to hang, certainly fits the bill while bringing back memories of last year’s nuptials. Another good idea? Have your wedding vows or lyrics to your first dance song printed out for display. If photo gifts are quicker, surprise your spouse with a month-by-month look back at your first year as a married couple or an heirloom quality print of one of our favorite big day portraits.