Did you ever stop to think why we invite guests for our weddings? The obvious reason is to make sure that the world knows about it. Your family, relatives, friends, acquaintances, colleagues at work, and everyone else you might invite come to wish you good. You need all that love. You’ll do well with those good wishes bearing upon you.
As the big wedding day comes nearer, you are probably hustling in your mind. Thousands of ideas swim, nervousness almost consumes you, and you still have arrangements to make, guests to invite, event planning to take care of, and prepare yourself for a change in life.
In all this rush, you’d not be hanged to death if you didn’t really think of a few ideas for return gifts for your guests. Yet, by giving away gifts for your guests, your wedding day becomes a lot more memorable (probably even more memorable than the respective wedding days of each guest who receives whacky gifts).
Here are a few crazy, whacky, and outlandish ideas for gifts you can taunt your guests’ memories with:
Subscription to a dating service
What’s a better service you could do to your friends and family than giving them the gift of meeting someone awesome (just like you found your awesome better half)? Pick out all the singles in your guest list and offer them a one-year or two-year subscription to the most popular online dating service available (wherever you are).
If they use their subscriptions well, you’ll have opened windows for their romantic world.
A pack of condoms [for single men] & Contraceptive pills packs [for women]
Safe sex is good. We all know it. Unsafe sex, however, is dangerous. You’d want none of your own people to go through anything bad that could happen due to momentary lapses of reason. So, give away packs of condoms for men and packs of contraceptives for women. That way, you’d give them something they’d need anyone and also drive home a point (as you should).
Gift-wrap them so that no one knows what’s inside yet but they’d certainly walk away wondering “whoa….” when they do open the pack, and smile at your brazenness, really.
Go ahead and think of the kind of stuff most people hesitate to buy – think exotic leather accessories, sexy lingerie, knifes, swords, hedonistic art murals, and many other such whacky items. You’d need to screen out and make a list of what accessories go out whom exactly, but it’s trouble worthy enough. Give your guests things as gifts that they’d not dare (or cannot) buy.
Reignite Romance for everyone
So, you are getting married and romance is all over the wall. It might not be the same case for most people attending your wedding. While the singles will pay their due respects to dates and the rise and fall in relationships, they always have a way out. The married couples among your guests aren’t so lucky. The romance and love between most of the couples would have probably fallen apart thanks to the rigors of everyday life. They need some kind of a push to make their relationships come back to life.
Instead of giving common gifts that they are likely to expect from every other wedding they might attend, give them something that will reignite their romance. Your budget will rule out a mid-life honeymoon but you could include bath salts, bath perfumes, free dining passes for couples, etc.
Give discount coupons
You’d not think of giving coupons out on your wedding day. Your guests won’t expect it either. After all, you aren’t a retailer or an ecommerce site owner that you’d have to worry about coupons or gift cards, but imagine this for a second: your guests are all consumers and all consumers look for discounts or ways to save money. Who knows, your coupons or gift cards might actually nudge them to buy something that they always wanted to buy.
Since you don’t know what’s on everyone else’s mind and since consumers universally look for great deals, give away gift cards or coupons for general retailers or ecommerce sites to encourage your guests to buy whatever they want, only for a better price. If your coupons are low value, add them with other gifts. High value coupons or gift cards will do for standalone gifting.
Personalized Wine Glasses
When we read Stephanie Herbst’s post on thoughtful ideas that’ll make your guests love your wedding , one idea jumped right on us: personalized wine glasses. Stephanie’s idea was to etch your guests’ name on wine glasses so that they’ll always be able to find their glasses even in the middle of a drinking fest.
We twisted that idea and thought of this: go ahead and etch names on glasses but add some more copy to it, which could go like:
- “If you are seeing this, you are blessing us again”
- “Cheers to your life. Coz’ you bought cheers to ours”
- “Here’s a round of thanks for blessing us on our big day”
You get the idea, don’t you? Your guests will remember your wedding each time they sip wine. Even if the glasses were to hang upside down off the hinges at your guests’ mini-bars at home, your wedding will something for them to cheer with. Of course, why stick with wine glasses? Go ahead and personalize beer mugs, key chains, and anything else that you can think of.
The key is to add a line of copy to your personalization and not just leave the item with your guests’ names on these items. It’s this personalized lines that’ll make all the difference.
If you don’t, you’d just be just as effective as a smart, customer-focused company.
Do you want to make your wedding day memorable? If yes, how do you intend to do it? What kind of crazy ideas can you come up with for gifts that your guests can take home but remember you for life? Do you foresee any difference in normal gifts and whacky ones?
Share your ideas with us.
Author Bio: Claudia Johnson is a freelance writer for a long time. She likes Funny and unique gifts and in spare time she loves to write about fun gift items by Funslurp for men and women.