Weddings in the time of Coronavirus. This could very well be the title of a Gabriel García Márquez inspired novel! Since 2020 the pandemic has brought a lot of things to a standstill, however, life does go on. And what better way to celebrate life than two people getting married? The wedding season in India usually means major celebrations bringing together big groups of people, but due to COVID, the Big Fat Indian Weddings may be a thing of the past. And we thank the Good Lord for it! Jokes apart, while the actual wedding party will have to adhere to government and WHO protocols, one can still have some fun by gifting the married couple something special and unique.
Here at BEDLAM, we have compiled a list of the perfect luxury wedding gifts ideas for newly married couples. Our picks are an alternative to the traditional wedding gift options and much more personal than the good old boring shagun envelopes. Well, you can always use these gift ideas for couples celebrating their anniversary or other occasions.
Good bed linen always makes for a great wedding gift for couples. Monogrammed bedding sets make even for a better gift! There is nothing more thoughtful or personal than custom bed sheets with the initials of the bride and groom monogrammed. At BEDLAM on special requests, we monogram our bedding with the initials of the couple. The His and Hers pillows make for the perfect wedding gift and can be picked in a variety of fabrics from 400 thread count percale to 1000 thread count sateen. If you're looking for a slightly more economical gift to add, we also have a range of cotton bed sheets for you to choose from.
If you really want to splurge or want a gift that lasts a long time, then commission a design studio to do a bespoke customised piece of furniture for the bride and groom. A piece of bespoke furniture is ideal for those couples who are moving into a new house and starting their journey together. ANTHOLOGIE DESIGN does custom made to order furniture and seen below is their Deco Credenza. Made of Red Cedar with brass accents, this art-deco inspired piece also has an in-built wireless charger so one can just charge their smartphones at night without any hideous wires in sight!
One of the most classic wedding gifts is expensive glassware or barware. Bar-carts are already in fashion and you can help the newlyweds set a stylish bar-cart by buying a stunning crystal decanter or a super cool cocktail set. We personally feel you cannot go wrong with an expensive set of wine or champagne glasses. NUDE GLASS from Turkey or LSA International from the UK are some of the brands we personally adore.
LUXURY BED THROWS:
When it comes to a wedding present, nothing is more perfect than a pashmina shawl that can be used as a luxury bed throw. Always considered an heirloom piece, pashmina or cashmere can be handed down generations.
A Pashmina Shawl or Throw is an ideal gift for a newlywed couple who are moving together to start a new life and build a home. Bedlam has a luxurious range of oversized cashmere throws and couch shawls which will keep the newlywed’s warm and make quite the style statement. You can always gift this for a couple's anniversary.
ROMANTIC GETAWAY VOUCHER:
They say the first year of marriage is an extended honeymoon. Not sure we entirely believe this, but it’s always a good idea to gift a romantic stay for the bride and groom. Believe us they will need it, as they navigate their way to a new life together! Be it a Lakeview stay at Udaipur, or a beach view cottage in South Goa or an uninterrupted view of the Himalayas, in India we are spoilt for choice. The TAARA HOUSE in Manali is our personal pick as nothing is more romantic than dining under the stars. The highlight of this stunning mountain lodge is the glasshouse which has stunning panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas. You can visit the website here and contact them to generate a voucher. Oh, and did we mention that they use BEDLAM’s Monogrammed bedsheets?
LE CREUSET COOKWARE:
There are two kinds of people on this planet. Those who cook and those who don't. However, both kind will still covet the Le Creuset Cookware. This iconic cookware range has loved the world over for their cast iron cookware, tableware, kitchen tools etc. The perfect amalgamation of style and function, the Le Creuset Cookware has been a favourite among the discerning chefs and home cooks and hence makes for the perfect wedding gift.
We understand that finding the perfect wedding gift for couples is tricky business. So, hopefully our list of personalized and unique gift ideas will help you in your quest for finding the best gift ever. You can purchase these gifts for not only bride and groom, but also for couples celebrating their marriage anniversary or other occasions.