As we enter the last half of 2014 (yikes!) I can’t help but think of how far weddings have come. Of course, tradition is still very much alive (see: first dance, white dresses, wedding readings) but some things have become super modernized in recent years, adapting to the wishes of today’s couple. One of these things has been the wedding registry.
No longer relegated as an afterthought, online registries and shipping have made even destination weddings open to wedding gift registries. Couples can select items from the newest and coolest collections for their home, no longer stuck wondering how many toasters they may get.
If you’ve read Little Vegas Wedding for a while now, you know that I love to online window shop. UncommonGoods has been on my radar for some time, because of the sheer number of funky home goods, handmade art, and personalized gifts. I wasn’t joking when I said I liked to browse there often.
Most recently I’ve been there shopping for the perfect anniversary gift (they have an amazing selection) for a pair of friends about to celebrate five years of marriage, so I was thrilled when they contacted me to let me know about their unique wedding gift ideas, too.
I had a great time pulling together some gift packages for some of the cooler couples I know: D + J who love beer, J + K who love to cook outdoors and M + A who are very environmental. See my boards below!
For Picnic Lovers: Flavor Infuser Water Bottle / Briefcase BBQ / Silicone Wine Glasses / Recycled Picnic Mat
For Beer Connoisseurs: Bourbon Stout Beer Brewing Kit / Illusion Pilsner Glasses / Beer Tasting Tool Kit
For the Eco-Minded: Recycled Record Bookends / Fresh Air Compost Collector / Sedum Terrarium Bottle / Reclaimed Bike Gear Coasters + Bottle Opener
The gifts are thoughtful, support artisans and best of all, many of them are exclusive to UncommonGoods, so you know Aunt Marge won’t be buying the same item as someone else on your registry. Oh, and not a toaster in sight!
But, onto the giveaway! June marks the second blog birthday of Little Vegas Wedding, and I’m so thankful for all of you readers who continue to visit while planning your weddings, from Vegas venue ideas through to wedding registry and honeymoon ideas!
As a thank you, I’ve rounded up a few giveaways throughout June and July, including today’s from UncommonGoods. They are giving away a $65 gift certificate to spend on whatever you wish from their amazing selection of gifts. Please be sure to read through the rules below before you enter.
Contest Rules and Legal Stuff:
Open to: Residents of the United States only
Contest Ends: Monday June 16, 2014 at 11:00pm (Eastern time)
Prize: One lucky reader will win a $65 US gift certificate for UncommonGoods. The winner will be selected at random via Punchtab and announced on the blog on June 17, 2014.
To Enter: Use the Punchtab widget above to make entering easy and cycle through the options at the bottom to add extra entries and increase your odds of winning, including liking Little Vegas Wedding and UncommonGoods on Facebook and signing up for UncommonGoods’ mailing list.