When a friend or family member gets married for the third time, you are not obligated to get them a gift. If you choose to do so, you will not want to go the traditional route of getting them small appliances and items to fill their first house, as they will probably already have these. Instead, focus your gift on something that will be fun for the couple to do or something that will be very specific and meaningful to them.
Make a donation to the bride and groom's favorite charity in their names. You can make their special day even more meaningful by helping others in need. This gift is sure to make the happy couple's big day even happier.
Give the bride and groom a date night out on you. Buy them a gift card to their favorite restaurant, to a movie theater near their home or for a couples massage at a local spa. If you know they will be moving into a new home soon or are looking to redecorate the one they already have, you could get them a gift card to a home improvement or home furnishings store.
Make the bride and groom a gift basket. If they are wine lovers, put a gift basket together with a few bottles of their favorite wines and some nice wine glasses. For movie lovers, you can gather a few DVDs, some microwave popcorn and boxes of candy. To give the gift basket a professional touch, wrap the finished product in cellophane and tie it together with some pretty ribbon.
Purchase an engraved gift for the bride and groom. There are countless gift items that can be engraved, including a picture frame, a Christmas ornament or a serving platter. Having the couple's names and their wedding date engraved on the item is sure to make for a special gift that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
Laura Jerpi has been working in marketing since 2007. She is an interactive copywriter who writes for Thought Leadership Publications, Ai InSite and South Source. Jerpi holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from Robert Morris University.