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Lately everyone I know is getting engaged/married and I love finding gifts that take a little more thought then clicking "add to cart" in a registry {although 90% of the time that's all I have time for}. I adore these frames by sarah & bendrix.  Wouldn't they be a lovely engagement or wedding gift?  The best part about them? You can personalize them with their initials, their engagement date, wedding date, etc.  

Question: What are your thoughts on wedding gifts?  Do you prefer fulfilling the couples gift registry?  Or finding something on your own/creating something?

37 comments:

  1. So cute, such a great idea for the engaged couple!

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  2. These are so sweet!! What a unique idea! I'll usually stick to the registry (unless it's really close friend) but try and add something fun or personal as well. I'll have to file this one away or future ideas!

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  3. I love these! We have been married 12 years...but this would still be a wonderful thing to have hanging in our home. Thanks for the find :)

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  4. Love these! I usually stick to the registry for the wedding or any showers but for an engagement gift I don't...this is such a cute idea.

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  5. If I have the time and can make something I know the couple will love, I definitely make the effort to personalize the gift...though if everyone did that they couple would be left with only enough pieces to set a partial table! Janell

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  6. I try really hard to do both. Example: For my bother (48) and his bride (38), I got something camping related for the themed couples shower. But for a wedding gift, I chose two pieces from my art glass collection that I knew they'd love in their home.

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  7. my bff just got married and i kept drawing a blank when it came to a present. this would have been such a faboo idea! good thing i am getting married next!!!

    xo
    sami

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  8. aw that is such a sweet idea, I love it. If I have the time I would lOVE to get creative, but like you said, all I usually have time for is a registry purchase!

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  9. these are so cute, I would love to get them as a gift is I was to get engaged, it would make a very special gift for sure

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  10. Yes! it is too cute. I love the blue one.

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  11. love the idea!!! it is so cute, I think I could make one by myself!!

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  12. i always buy gifts off the registry... i hate when they know exactly how much i paid! and i'd rather have them remember me by the unique gift i gave them, rather than the spatula from williams-sonoma...

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  13. Non-registry gifts are hit or miss. I'll be honest, gifts that weren't from the registry were frustrating- we got several things that were not our style by a long shot- but its a gift and it has love and well wishes along with it- so you can't get rid of it! Which is why my Mother had the ugliest lamp known to man in her basement until her great-aunt passed away. :-)

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  14. YES! I got married two years ago and I really liked getting things on my registry. I think those frames are cute but unless you really know someone and know that they appreciate things like that stick with registry!! you'll understand when you get married.
    :)

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  15. I was totally fine not getting things on my registry. I always make my close friends a gift or two, something from the heart. people who dont know them very well or dont like to craft can take care of the registry for me :)

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  16. oh ps, i might just have to make myself this three years later, it will be my anny present to myself, thats okay right?

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  17. When I go married 13 years ago, the gifts I remembered were the original gifts. Hand made serving platter, beautiful pottery, and luggage...it wasn't what was on my list it was what people knew we would love.

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  18. Adorable! Delighted to find this in time for some wedding shopping!
    Deb

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  19. Since being married... I have mostly stuck to the registry! I received a lot of ramdom gifts that ended up at Good Will and don't want the gift that I give to do the same!

    But I do love these. May have to make one for Michael and me.

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  20. These frames are so lovely! I usually stick to the registry, if they asked for the item, then I know I'm in the clear. I loved when people cleared out my wedding registry - even if it meant picking up a bunch of the $5 items.

    But you can't go wrong with anything from Simon Pearce or Tiffany's if you decide to venture on your own!

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  21. I pretty much stick to the registry, but add a keepsake gift too. Usually I add a Christmas ornament so that every year they will look back on it and remember our family's wishes for their happy marriage.

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  22. if i know them their taste well enough, i'll go off the registry. one of my fave gifts to give is a monogrammed ring bowl from paloma's nest on etsy. i put the couples names and their wedding date. i usually add $$ with it so they can then purchase something from their registry.

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  23. these are sweet....i would've loved to have gotten one for a gift when i got married...
    i'm a kinda artsy girl so i would rather have a more thoughtful, creative gift than the ones of the registry....
    my mom nearly had a stroke when i refused to register for wedding china...lol
    h

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  24. I had seen these and loved them. Selfishly, I want one to keep! But, yes, the ideal gift for an engaged couple I think. I always enjoyed getting things on my registry. And now I don't love my china pattern - almost 12 years later. Go figure!!
    xoxo

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  25. love these! I am totally going to DIY copy this one (for personal use only).

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  26. These are really gorgeous! I love the idea. I like you, like to do my own thing.. or give money.. then they can do whatever they want! xx

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  27. Adorable! Wouldn't it be great to make your own with pieces of personal photographs of the couple, their friends and family, places they've been together etc?

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  28. One of my girlfriends just got engaged...so I know what you are saying! I love her work, I think it's an excellent gift ecpecially with the wedding date and all that included. so sweet. :) I like being creative with the gift...let the un creative people fill the registry ;)

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  29. Love this as a gift! I agree something more sentimental is totally better then just registry!
    I think I am going to order one of these or maybe two! :)

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  30. What a wonderful idea for a gift! I think it could also be perfect in a little girls nursery (:
    Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I've been married twelve years and I adore artworks that showcase the love you can feel in a beautiful way. I agree with you: so great to find something unique for a couple but in reality they have filled out a registry with their wish list... Great post!

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  32. there are some aussie girls - two sister and their mum that do work like this under the banner of mondocherry - I just adore paper art - best le

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  33. great gift idea! I do think its best to stick to the registry. i just see it as the couple prepares the registry for a reason.... so you might as well guarantee get them what they want. LOL. but a side gift or engagement gift could be different....

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  34. Oh, hello! I'm in love with those - totally inspiring, posting a couple of these this morning if you don't mind...

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