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Meaningful Gift Ideas For All Wedding Events

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With affordable and quality gift ideas for every wedding event, you are sure to find amazing options for meaningful gifts you would be excited to receive yourself from Shutterfly!


As a bride-to-be, you’ve likely got a bunch of other friends in your life that are also getting married and throwing their own wedding events. That means you also have to budget for all of the wedding gifts you’ll be giving to other happy couples!

Don’t worry, Shutterfly has you covered. With affordable and quality gift ideas for every wedding event, you are sure to find amazing options for meaningful gifts you would be excited to receive yourself! 

Best of all, with Shutterfly’s collection of customizable products, you can personalize the perfect gift for any pre or post-wedding moment!

Meaningful Gift Ideas for the Happy Couple for Various Wedding Events

Below we’re sharing some of our favorite meaningful gift ideas for every wedding event.

For The Engagement Party

They’ve just asked one of the most important questions of their lives! Now it’s time for them to bask in that moment and enjoy their engagement! This is the one limited-time period in life when couples get to call one another fiancé/fiancée, after all. So why not celebrate that with all of the custom, commemorative wedding swag they’ve been waiting for the excuse to get! 

Customize gifts with the couples’ names, wedding date, “bride,” “groom,” “getting married,” or any other fun sayings. Being celebrated this way will be so exciting for them! When else do you get to wear a sweatshirt with “bride” written on it?! Personalized pre-wedding items definitely make a great gift because it might feel a bit odd to buy a “bride” tee for yourself, ya know? Just don’t go overboard– these items can only truly be enjoyed or used for a limited time.

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Some of our favorite Shutterfly engagement party gifts are:

For The Wedding Shower

Now that the wedding celebrations have officially begun, there are certain items that can elevate the entire process. Having customized stationery to thank all of your shower or wedding guests is so nice and helpful! This is also a great time to gift those classic kitchen items like monogrammed wine glasses or engraved cutting boards

Putting together a personalized kitchen-themed gift basket is super simple with the variety of engraved options that Shutterfly provides!

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 Consider these items for wedding shower gifts:

For The Wedding:

Did you know that looking at printed photos of themselves helps spouses feel a stronger connection to their partner? What better reason to make sure the soonlyweds print and hang their wedding photos in their newlywed home!

These days, many couples opt to purchase a drive of digital images from their wedding photographer but may skip the fancy wedding album and print package in order to save money. (A very savvy tip, by the way!) Many couples say that they didn’t make the time or effort to order prints after their wedding. So many beautiful wedding photos sit unprinted on a disc or USB drive, never getting the attention they deserve!

Shutterfly meaningful wedding gifts

Ensure the happy couple has dedicated funds to *actually* print their wedding photos and hang them in their home by gifting them a Shutterfly gift card! 

When they receive their beautiful images back from their wedding photographer, they will be ready to place their order and enjoy decorating their home with love! And since seeing their smiling faces on their wedding day will help deepen their connection, your gift is basically investing in their marital satisfaction– that’s definitely a meaningful wedding gift idea!

How to Make Wedding Gifts More Meaningful

Looking for ideas to make your gift more meaningful? Don’t miss these savvy tips for personalizing wedding gifts!


Personalize it with their name(s)

If the couple are using a singular last name, choose items that can be personalized or engraved with their new last name!


Add a photo

As mentioned before, surrounding yourself with printed photos of you and your significant other leads to increased relationship happiness!


Monogram it

Instead of a full last name, a classic monogram on certain items is chic and timeless and makes a wonderful personalized gift.


Add their wedding date

Take the personalization up a notch and add the couple’s wedding date to commemorate their commitment to one another.


Include a special message

Depending on the product, you might even have room to include a personal message or inscription which would make an even bigger impression!

We hope you love these gift ideas and inspiration for your own big day or for the weddings of any friends you’re attending!

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