What wedding gift do you give the couple who have everything?
Going to a wedding this year? Bride & Groom already have their house well furnished? Second marriage? No wedding gift list? Can’t think what to give? Give cash or a gift? How much is appropriate? Tricky questions and we’re here to help you navigate to your perfect Irish wedding gift.
Nowadays couples often get hitched after they have set up home, so what do you give as a wedding gift if they seem to have it all already? The special couple want you there to help celebrate their big wedding day, but still you can’t go empty handed! For a young couple cash is probably the best wedding present, they are only starting out and need every last cent they can lay their hands on. But you may feel cash is not an appropriate wedding gift to give an older couple, particularly if this is a second time round for one or both. But the truth is no matter what age the Bride and Groom are, weddings are expensive, maybe behind it all they are hoping beyond hope that people do give cash – so solve your dilemma and combine cash with a keepsake wedding gift. A beautiful keepsake gift to treasure forever, a little something that every time the Bride and Groom look at your gift they will think of you.
The average Irish Wedding Gift spend is between €100 and €200, with many putting €100 or €150 in a wedding day card along with a wedding keepsake gift costing up to €50. This way you are giving a helping hand but also giving their wedding present that personal touch. Even better, give a wedding keepsake gift made in Ireland!
Here are the top suggestions for wedding keepsakes ideas at Totally Irish Gifts:
Novel wedding gift, beautiful wedding photo frame, handcrafted from turf cut from an ancient Irish bog, Celtic surround with the famous Claddagh, Irish symbol of Love, Loyalty & Friendship.
Dimensions: frame 23 x 27 cm, photo 13 x 17 cm
This wonderful wedding keepsake is presented in a lovely Island Turf Crafts box.
A beautiful keepsake, the word ‘Grá’, Irish for ‘love’, in the old Irish writing of ‘Ogham’. Handcrafted from a mix of bronze and limestone, the Ogham writing is highlighted with gold leaf script. Ogham dates from the 4th century and is a uniquely Irish gift.
Dimensions: 8 x 18 cm
Also available as a set of 3 wall hangings – Grá (love), Sláinte (good health) and Fáilte (welcome)
A lovely wedding keepsake by O’Gowna.
A lovely personalised wedding keepsake gift to make the happy couple smile. Irish peat turf in the shape of a bride and a groom, standing either side of a love heart. Cut from an ancient bog in the heart of Ireland to create a quirky wedding gift.
Dimensions: 26 x 18 cm
A very beautiful framed bronze art of the famous Claddagh Ring, with the option to personalise for a special wedding keepsake. Claddagh is the Irish symbol of ‘Love, Loyalty and Friendship’.
Cost: €43.50 + €3 to personalise
Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 cm
Handmade by the creators of the famous Molly Malone statue in Dublin city, view all Rynhart Irish gifts here
Special Wedding Photo Frame makes wonderful Wedding Keepsakes. Showing the oldest form of Irish writing, handwritten Ogham plus the Irish and English for ‘Grá Go Deo – Love Forever’. Option to personalise. Ogham writing on handmade paper, space for your special photo, in a wooden frame.
Cost: €45 + €5 to personalise
Dimensions: 9 x 14 cm photo within a 27 x 32 cm frame.
Wedding keepsakes handcrafted by Ogham Wishes.
A crazy wedding keepsake for a crazy couple to bring a smile forever. Funny Bride and Grooms handmade from clay and in a deep frame. Inscribed with ‘On Ewer Wedding Day’, option to personalise.
Cost: €42, personalise at no extra cost.
Dimensions: 6 x 8 x 1.5 cm
This sentimental poem, ‘A Wedding Thought’, makes a lovely wedding keepsake. A bronze wall hanging, this plaque is handmade of olde world bronze finish with a Celtic design and heart within a Celtic surround.
Dimensions: approx 26 x 18 cm
View all the Irish gifts handmade by Irish Celtic Art Studio.
All our Wedding Keepsake Gifts are made in Ireland
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