For the last few decades, people have been fighting for same-sex marriage to become legal. It became legal in all US states in 2015. Now it is legal in over 25 countries. So, gay people now have more freedom to officially tie the know with their loved ones.
The importance of weddings
Weddings are a very important part of any couple’s relationship, but they are especially important for same -sex couples. Only 20 years ago, it was very uncommon to see a public gay or lesbian wedding. Now, such a celebration of love is available for everyone.
Nowadays, weddings have become not just an official proclamation of love, but also a public statement about the couple’s personalities and the way they came together. Ceremonies are now more personalized.
How to pick the perfect wedding gift
Every wedding has some type of theme or special design, so the guests should level up their gift – picking skills too. Here are some ideas on how to do so:
With personalized weddings, you may also want to find something that only this particular couple would like to receive. It could be something connected to their love story or something they both like.
Most same-sex couples like to embrace their relationship, so they may enjoy receiving one of the Hers & Hers gifts or the Mrs & Mrs gifts, such as the Hers & Hers pillowcases, T-shirts or cups. If you want, you can go full-on with it and get a whole set of these kinds of gifts that will be enough to redecorate their entire home.
Give them an opportunity to make memories together: bungee jumping, horse riding, skydiving or scuba diving could be ideal for an adventurous couple. For a less adventurous couple, a certificate for a restaurant will come in handy.
Gift certificates are very useful if you are not that close to a couple. It’s a win-win situation – you will not spend hours looking for a good gift, wondering whether they would prefer a royal blue or seaweed green dinner set. And they will be grateful to you for not getting them another thing they don’t know what to do with and feel bad throwing away.
It may be a cliche or a stereotype, but one of the most popular wedding gifts for lesbian weddings is a good bottle of wine. Even if they do not drink it themselves, they can just put it in a drawer for an evening when they have friends over.
Your gift could be something more than a fancy bag that has some stuff inside it. You can make a wonderful and heart-warming speech, sing a song, or perform a dance.
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All in all, it is not that important to find the perfect shade of dinner set – love and care are the important things. No matter how good your gift is, the key rule is to be present, supportive and respectful of the wedding.
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