Many weddings are not the first one for either or both members of the couple. According to a Wall Street Journal article from Sept 20, , 19 percent of marriages in were second marriages almost 1 in 5. However, the traditional advice about wedding gifts always seems to assume that the couple is getting married for the first time and setting up their household together. Many first time couples have registries, so the strategy for gift giving is easier, though I do think it's very nice to consider going off registry and getting a creative gift. But for second, third, or fourth marriages, gift giving is sometimes uncharted territory.
10 Gifts for Old Marrying Couples on Their 2nd Marriages
| Martha Stewart Weddings
It's your friend's second marriage and now you have to find the perfect wedding gift! But are the typical place settings, appliances, and serving platters really the best option? Of course not - so then what are some of the best gifts for older couples on their second marriage? If you know the couple getting married has enough stuff, then a great option is getting them a gift card to take a couples dance class or a cooking class. Even a museum membership can be a great gift to let them spend some time together and maybe even introduce them to a new hobby or passion. Does the couple have a favorite sports team?
What Should You Give as Wedding Presents to Older Couples?
Weddings celebrate the decision between two people who love each other and decide to make a lifetime commitment, making this a great opportunity to offer gifts. However, there are some factors that can be confusing. With the rise in the number of second and third or fourth weddings, you might have questions about proper etiquette of bringing or sending a gift. Remember that this is a new start for this couple. It's never bad form to give a gift , so if you're ever in doubt, act on the side of generosity.
Post beautiful photos of gifts or share some gift ideas. Love and weddings don't necessarily happen only once in life. There are times when couples are made late, and then there are times when they are made again and again, at different stages in their life. When they do find that someone special to love and want to bind it in marriage, friends and family are always around to support it.