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Affordable Wedding Gift Ideas

Updated on March 9, 2014

Choosing Inexpensive

Considering the current state of the economy, weddings can be pretty expensive - and not just for the bride and groom. Wedding guests have to shell out a great deal of money in order to attend a wedding.

From renting a hotel room to buying a wedding gift, it all starts to add up relatively quickly. Before you know it, you've spent a lot of money on a single event. But weddings don't have to be expensive.

If you have been invited to a wedding and you want to attend even though money is tight, consider the following affordable wedding gift ideas. They will help you save money so that you will be able to attend the wedding and show your love and support to the happy couple.

Personalized Photo Album

The first thing you should do is to check the wedding gift registry. If you can find a gift on the registry that is priced reasonably, then you are all set. Unfortunately, some couples tend to pick out items that are more expensive than others. If this is the case, then there are more affordable wedding gift ideas to choose from.

For example, you can skip the registry and purchase a photo album for the bride and groom. Get something that the couple can use to store all of their wedding photos. You can even have the photo album personalized for an extra special touch.

Have a special saying included on the front cover, or go through each page and add some additional words and designs. The bride and groom will appreciate the thought, and they will be able to use the photo album once the wedding is over. This is not only a creative wedding couple gift, but it's also an affordable one that won't break the bank.


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A Gift Mixture

Another way to save money is to bring a wedding gift to the bridal shower and give the couple a little money at the actual wedding. Some people purchase gifts for the bridal shower, and then bring another gift to the wedding reception. It is perfectly acceptable to bring a gift to the shower and to give money at the wedding instead.

Having a Baby?

If the bride and groom are expecting a child, you can get something for the baby in place of a wedding gift. Baby toys, clothes and other items are very affordable baby gifts and the couple will definitely be able to use the gift after the wedding. You will also be helping them out in the long run, because they are going to need a lot of baby-related items once the child is born.


Ways to Save

Don't miss out on a beautiful wedding because you feel as though you can't afford to attend. These affordable wedding gift ideas will help you save money, and make the couple happy at the same time.

You can also save money by staying with family and friends instead of staying in a hotel, or driving to the wedding instead of flying.

There are many different ways to save money so that you can attend the wedding and celebrate with the bride and groom.


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    • Au fait profile image

      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      This looks like a hub that would be very helpful to people invited to June weddings.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      With June weddings coming up soon this hub has some great ideas!

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      Jereme Causing 6 years ago from Philippines

      I can't answer the poll yet.. But I'll give you a thumbs up.. I mean vote up :)

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      Janice S 6 years ago

      Lots of great suggestions and tips in this hub. Love the handmade gift video too!