A Curated Gifting Guide for Wedding Professionals
Finding just the right gift to give a client can be tricky. You want to strike the right balance if remaining within your budget while still reflecting the level of services you provide, thoughtful without being too intimate, and most importantly, sustainable for you at scale.
To this end, so we’ve curated a gift guide that hits all the right notes, including gifts for a variety of occasions during a couple’s journey to the altar. And we know you’re busy, so we chose gifts that are crowd pleasers, while still keeping the all-important thankful tone.
Creating a great experience is what makes all the differences for the client and your own longevity in business. While gifts aren’t the only element of a great client experience, a thoughtful surprise and delight to your clients goes a long way of showing them that they are seen and you truly care.
At The Art of Etiquette, we believe in giving gifts that show appreciation and consideration of the recipients’ wishes and desires, and facilitate deeper connections. We always recommend a thoughtful note to accompany a gift with something specific about the couple to make it even more personalized.
We’ve curated a list of 10 opportunities in a couple’s marriage journey that are perfect for gift giving, and selected items that would pair perfectly with those moments.
Here’s a sample of what’s included in our gifting guide specially curated for wedding professionals:
Occasion: You’re Engaged!
Such an exciting season! When your clients first come to you after engagement, gift them something that will help them celebrate. We’re all aboard with choose-your-own adventure candy companies where you choose a size, and the recipients choose their candies. They make for a delightful twist on celebrating! And bonus: both of these companies offer custom corporate branding on their packaging, so you can personalize it even further and stay top of mind.
Occasion: Engagement Photos
By this point, you know the couple’s aesthetic better than they do. Help them feel comfortable in front of the camera with some on point aesthetic props for their photo shoot. We love greenery, giant balloons, letter balloons, champagne glasses, fresh flowers, and confetti poppers.
The Gift: Thimblepress, Big Ass Balloons
Occasion: Choosing Rings
Rings are an eternal symbol of marriage, and are an important part of the wedding preparation process. Give a book of romantic poetry to inspire inscriptions inside the wedding band. We especially love poetry from Songs of Songs and the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. A handwritten note is also a lovely touch, and can serve as a place to share encouragement for the couple as they make yet another decision.
The Gift: Poetry, Handwritten Note (make it personal with custom stationery!)
Our favorites: Cheree Berry Paper and Fig 2. Design
The journey down the aisle is such an exciting season for couples, and you have an all-important role of helping them navigate the stresses and joys of this time. We’re here for you and cheering you on in every way we can, and we hope that this curated gift guide helps provide a few fun, low-stress ways to add a bit of surprise and delight to brighten your client’s days.