Your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Gifting with Over The Moon

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Spring is in the air. We’ve officially had our first 80º day in NYC, outdoor dining has returned and the Park Ave tulips are in bloom. And with the warm weather comes the start of another wedding season.

We tapped the resident wedding experts at Over The Moon for help on gifting for everything wedding related– for both the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids. We’re breaking down your guide to gifting for every milestone of the wedding process, from when the bride first says “yes” to when she says “I do”.

Gifts for the Engagement

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Picture this: you just got off THE facetime with your friend and her fiancé and immediately go to the group text in a scramble to figure out what to gift them. Here’s what to get for different types of engagements.

For a formal engagement party, we suggest gifting a throw blanket monogrammed with the couple’s new monogram– a great way to commemorate their upcoming nuptials in their home.

If your friend’s fiancé organized celebratory drinks immediately following the proposal, there’s no better gift than a bottle of bubbly! Make it special with a customized bottle of Veuve from @preppystepps. Pair with linen cocktail napkins embroidered with the couples’ initials.

If the couple had an intimate proposal with no formal party but you still want to send them something, flowers are always great! You can also gift the bride a bedside catch-all for her new ring.

Gifts for the Shower

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Kassatex: Should you always stick to the registry?
Over the Moon: It is definitely always nice to stick to the registry, unless you were to send a special heirloom piece such as an antique engraved silver keepsake.

Kassatex: Are there registry items that are more appropriate to gift for the bridal shower and some that are better suited for the wedding?
OTM: It really depends on the items on the registry, as well as your relationship to the person. If you are a bridesmaid, you definitely want to gift something for the shower that feels intimate and special to the bride. Then, a wedding gift that represents the couple is best for the wedding gift.

Kassatex: Is it ok to gift something that only the bride will use?
OTM: For the shower, absolutely! The monogrammed Contempo Robe for “getting ready” would be an ideal example!

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Kassatex: What is a good general rule of thumb for price range?
OTM: This entirely depends on your budget, and the registry can be a great way to navigate. For instance, let’s say the couple were to have dinner plates on their registry! You can purchase a single unit to put towards their total.

Kassatex: Is it ok to go in on one big gift from a few friends?
OTM: Definitely! Registries often feature cookware sets– this is a great way to offer the couple a complete offering without overextending your budget!

Kassatex: If you can’t attend the shower, should you still send something?
OTM: It is always nice to send something, since the shower is often more intimate. We love the Atelier Towels in white with light blue embroidery for a big monogram moment!

Gifts for the Bridesmaids

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After months of planning and celebrating, the big day has finally arrived. If you want to give your bridesmaids something special, gift them the ultimate GRWM set: the Floral Cosmetics Case, a Hair Towel Wrap and cozy Robe.

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