Bridal Gifts

A trousseau is the tradition of receiving a particular set of wedding gifts meant to last more than a generation. It includes white linens (often monogrammed with the bride’s initials) and also china and silver. Now that we are returning to somewhat “normal life,” weddings and showers are happily returning too. According to etiquette tradition, both the wedding gift and bridal shower gift are given to the bride, not the couple. For that reason, only a bride should ever write thank you notes for wedding and shower gifts (and promptly!). I typically prefer gifts to have a more personal touch, whether that’s adding a monogram to an heirloom-quality piece, or selecting a cookbook with some ingredients for a meal that the new couple can make together at home. I put together a little collection of gifts to supplement the often practical registries with some everyday luxuries.

Linen Robe | Crystal Vase | Cookbook | Royal Copenhagen Plate | Bud Vase | Candle | Champagne Bucket | Al Fresco Tray | Monogram Napkins | Pewter Candlesticks

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