Your wedding is a special day. You plan for months if not years to make that day one to remember forever. Often, the whole day is filled with action and you are the start attraction. Well-wishers will bring gifts, but you often will not notice. Days or weeks later, you will open the gifts, write your Thank You notes, and begin your married life. What gifts did you receive? Can you remember a year from now? Two? Ten? What makes a wedding gift stand the test of time?
According to Nina Callaway on About.com, a great gift idea is a nice bottle of wine with instructions for the couple to open it on their tenth anniversary. That day, you will look back fondly and remember the special friend that gave you that amazing gift. Handwritten notes may get lost, tags will come off, those special instructions could be lost. What better way to ensure your instructions stay with the gift than to etch them on the bottle.
So, what makes a wedding gift stand the test of time? A thoughtful, useful, elegant gift that is chosen from the heart. Toasters are fine and that new stand mixer would be great, but a personalized bottle of wine for the happy couple to enjoy for years to come, that is a gift you remember.