Imagine this scenario: You've been invited to a dear friend's wedding and their wedding website indicates they've registered online and in-store at the typical retailers couples so often register for wedding gifts. You browse the registry, and nothing is catching your eye as the perfect wedding gift for your best friend – either they haven't made selections that are speaking to you, or the registry gift you wanted to buy them has already been purchased by another attendee. What's a thoughtful wedding guest to do? While many couples prefer their loved ones bring or send a gift that was listed on the wedding registry, there are certainly exceptions to this rule!
If you have a special gift in mind for the couple, know the bride or groom has been wanting a certain luxurious item that they felt uncomfortable adding to their registry, or really just know the pair so well that you feel 100% confident they'll love and cherish a product not found on their wish list, by all means buy a wedding gift off-registry! Chances are, they'll still get almost everything they asked for and also get to receive a very-special gift selected just for them by you. Another way to ensure they'll love their off-registry wedding gift is to choose a luxurious piece that comes from a designer they've always admired.
To help find luxury wedding gift ideas that will be perfect for the newlyweds-to-be, we asked the team at high-end retailer GEARYS Beverly Hills to share five chic gifts that their couples love. Take a look below, and be sure to click each item to shop your favorites!
Registries are a fantastic way for a couple to let their guests know exactly what they need to begin their new life together. However, there are some instances when you may feel inclined to purchase a gift that is off a couple’s registry of popular items. For example, you may personally know their taste very well or have something custom in mind. Whatever the reason, if you are feeling bold enough to shop off-registry, GEARYS Beverly Hills has selected five chic gifts for couples to enjoy at home.
Available in five stunning colors, the Lalique "Bacchantes" Vase adds timeless luxury to any home. Featuring beautiful figurines dancing around its exterior, each vase makes a statement with or without a bouquet.
Crafted to share life’s sweet and savory moments, the Christofle "MOOD" Party Tray includes a two-handle stainless steel tray accentuated by a removable walnut board and bowl. The tray is also composed of six porcelain compartments that double as removable serving dishes — the perfect piece for the couple who loves to entertain.
The Baccarat "Wine Therapy" set boasts six unique wine glasses, each with its own stunning pattern and shape. The set makes a wonderful wedding gift for the couple who is passionate about wine.
The "Oxymore" Square Decanter by Saint-Louis Crystal stands out thanks to its architectural design and the purity of its staircase cut. This beautiful crystal piece will serve as the centerpiece to any bar cart for generations.
An elegant choice for the couple who enjoys sweets, the William Yeoward Studio "Bella" Blue Cake Stand is a vibrant and whimsical display for homemade baked goods. Complete with a matching dome, this gift is ideal for both display and storage.
For more wedding registry and wedding planning ideas from Gearys and other luxury wedding professionals, discover ideas and trends for every stage of wedding planning, read expert tips and wedding registry trends for this year, and view gift ideas for couples who had to postpone their weddings.
Opening photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Rikki Ladenheim Events; Registry: Gearys; From Real Wedding: An Intimate At-Home Ceremony + Backyard Reception in California