Devon here! I’d like to introduce a new segment on our blog: Intern’s Insights! We love having Tim in the office, and his fresh perspective on the wedding business leads to some great conversation. In speaking with Tim, we recognized that his ideas, questions, and lessons learned would really benefit brides, grooms, parents, and anyone interested in the wedding business because, like so many, he came in to this internship without any idea or insider secrets to the wedding industry. So without further ado, here is Tim’s take on things!
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I am awesome at giving gifts! I always find gifts that people enjoy but also ones that serve a purpose. For those who don’t happen to have a knack for gift giving, there’s a magical all-in-one tool called a wedding registry. On the off chance that you are someone like me, using a registry just isn’t enough. I love giving gifts that include my own personal touch as well as those that are a suitable fit for the newly weds.
The other day I came across a website called Pinhole Press, which specializes in paper goods. Pinhole Press believes that their “photo gifts are designed to inspire the gift giver, spread joy to the recipient and create an unforgettable Moment.” On their website, I found a very simple design for customized stationary, and it hit me-this is the perfect personal touch to add to any gift from a couple’s registry!
While I understand the functionality of a wedding registry, it’s like having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly; you can definitely still eat it for lunch, but there’s that spark missing and it just doesn’t taste the same. A couple’s wedding registry may include useful household items and that 12 piece dinnerware set the couple has been dying for, but there’s just something so impersonal about the whole process.
Pinhole Press shows an example of a simple and classic card with the couple’s names on the front and a cute picture of themselves on the back. Because of the cards’ simplicity, they can be used to write friendly notes, thank you cards, or even holiday greetings! In addition, the minimal wording and design makes them timeless.
Pinhole Press also offers other custom paper goods that would be a perfect complement to a gift from a couple’s registry. Two other items stood out to me: personalized coasters, and custom wine/champagne labels. Coasters are always a useful item to have in any home and can remind the newlyweds of their special day every time they put their drink down! The personalized wine/champagne labels are a fun twist to put on a bottle of the couple’s favorite wine for them to enjoy. I believe that these custom gifts add a personal touch to any gift from a couple’s registry, and shows the bride and groom just how much you care, while still satisfying their desire for a 12 piece dinnerware set.