“Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing Can Substitute Experience” – Paulo Coelho
Honestly, who needs another toaster or cutlery set? Newly married couples often end up with 10 of the same thing, so why not break the mold and surprise the happy couple with an unusual gift they won’t be expecting.
Research shows that experiences bring more happiness than material possessions because memories last forever. It’s time you ditch the wrapping paper and let the bride and groom start their new chapter with an unforgettable wedding experience gift.
We’ve searched high and low to round up 10 unique ideas for wedding experience gifts that will show the couple how much you care. Say ‘I do’ to the perfect experience gift that’s bound to leave a lasting impression.
1. Couples Spa Day
Everyone loves and needs to rest and relax, but let’s face it: this is particularly true for newlyweds. Planning a wedding is a lot of work! What could be more fitting than gifting a relaxing spa day? Include a couple’s massage with some other luxury treatments they can enjoy together.
A spa day is a perfect way for them to escape the outside world for a few hours and focus on each other. Choose a spa that offers great amenities, so the couple can make good use of the pools and steam rooms after their treatment. They’ll appreciate this time to unwind, which will only strengthen their relationship.
2. Cooking Class
If the way to the heart is through the stomach then why not gift a cooking class?
Whether the newlyweds are handy in the kitchen or not, a cooking class is an amazing way to connect, have fun, and learn new techniques. Everyone loves a good cook, so nothing will be lost from this experience.
What’s more, the couple will be able to take the recipes home and show off their newly acquired skills to family and friends.
3. Wine Tasting
Wine, an Insta-worthy vineyard backdrop, and each other sounds perfect, no? And did we mention wine? A wine tasting at a specific farm or a weekend trip to a winery destination will ensure you are the couple’s favorite person!
Depending on your budget, you might opt for a winery tour or you may want to splurge on giving the couple the opportunity to create their very own bottle on a weekend away. Whatever you decide, a wine-inspired experience will allow the newlyweds to celebrate their marriage and get lost in each other’s presence.
4. Theatre Tickets
Treat the couple to the best seats in the house at one of the hottest theatrical shows. This will give the bride and groom something to look forward to after the hype around the wedding has quietened down.
Add a pre-theatre dinner to perfect an intimate night on the town. This experience is bound to enlighten, enrich, and entertain the newlyweds. They’ll leave with a spring in their step and memories to last a lifetime.
5. Casino Evening
Take a page out of James Bond’s book and organize a casino date night for the bride and groom. With an arranged dinner, entertainment, and some (moderate) gambling, they’ll be able to let off some steam and have loads of fun.
If you want to go big, book a weekend for the couple in Vegas, especially if you know it’s on their bucket list.
6. Picnic in The Park
Nothing screams old-school romance like a picnic in the park. Arm the newlyweds with a hamper filled with delicious snacks, Champagne, and a cozy blanket. The lucky couple will have all they need to create happy memories in the great outdoors. This is the perfect gift for the adventurous couple wanting to soak up the sunlight and each other.
7. Hit the Tee Together
Are the happy couple the sporty type? Now they can take their golf games to the next level with a PGA Pro golf lesson. Together they can work on essential aspects of the game, from reading terrain to shot and club selections. This is the perfect way for a sporty couple to challenge each other and bond over a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
8. Wine and Dine
Wine and dine the bride and groom with a restaurant voucher at a swanky restaurant they’ve been longing to visit. If they are Orlando locals, choose from an omakase restaurant with just nine seats, or a swanky fine dining restaurant at a luxury hotel.
This is the perfect opportunity for the couple to get dressed up and enjoy an evening out on the town. You’ll help create lasting memories with a splendid evening of eating, drinking and toasting to the future.
9. For the Sweet Tooth
If the couple you’re buying for are foodies with a sweet tooth (you can generally tell by the deliciousness of their wedding cake), then send them on a chocolate tasting.
Chocolate is considered to be an aphrodisiac – believed to contain a substance that spurs on the heart. Rumour has it this might be the hottest experience that money can buy.
The couple will take a journey through the history of chocolate as they taste their way through handcrafted cocoa treats. They’ll also learn how chocolate is made and of course, select some of their favorites to take home.
10. Take a hot air balloon ride
If setting sail high into the sky on a hot air balloon is on their ‘to-do list’, there is honestly no better gift.
Not only will they experience the thrill of wingless flight, but they’ll also enjoy panoramic views, wrapped in each other’s arms. This surreal wedding experience gift will take their breath away and celebrate the beginning of their ‘happily ever after.’
When the next wedding invitation arrives in the post, take a moment to think about selecting the perfect wedding gift. Because the truth is the couple really doesn’t need another glassware set. So if you’re wanting to wow the bride and groom, skip the traditional registry and treat them to wedding experience gifts that will create lifelong memories and celebrate their life together.