It’s a *Fabulous Friday* and gosh do we have the most charming and thoughtful wedding inspiration today…
*The Perfect Wedding Gift* with *Recipe Gift Book*
Wedding gifts always seem to be such a tricky part of wedding planning for couples and there are often mixed feelings about wedding gift etiquette. A honeymoon fund, gift vouchers or a traditional gift list are popular options but these options are not for everyone. Many couples do not feel comfortable creating a gift list or might not need anything specific for their house. However, families and friends often still want to shower the happy couple with gifts to celebrate such a special and happy occasion. *Sparkle Pearls and Lace* is so excited to share with you the perfect wedding gift…
When I came across *Recipe Giftbook* I was absolutely delighted! This totally bespoke and unique idea is something I wish we had done for our wedding. I couldn’t think of anything more lovely than having family and friends contributing to such a well thought-out and considerate wedding present…a collection of recipes from your loved ones presented in a beautiful book.
Many of the couples I work with often say to me that they wish they had thought more carefully about wedding gifts and wedding keepsakes. Well *Recipe Giftbook* certainly is a wonderful wedding present that cherishes favourite family recipes and is something to treasure. This wonderful gift oozes love and affection, gives you wonderful culinary inspiration and is something that can be passed onto your children. All of your guests can get involved, it is inexpensive in cost but rich in originality and charm. What is not to like?!
The lovely Corrie of *Recipe Gift Book* has kindly offered to provide today’s *Pearls of Wedding Wisdom*
*How did Recipe Gift Book begin?*
The idea had been in my head since I got married in 2010. I didn’t know what to do about a gift list, we had all the household goods we needed (and really didn’t want a second toaster!) We were mindful about the drain on the planet’s resources of unnecessary gifts and didn’t feel comfortable giving friends and relatives with a variety of budgets a list of consumer goods.
In the end we said ‘no gifts’ but due to our guests generosity we were showered with numerous gifts anyway! It made me think afterwards that if only we could have channeled their energies into something….. that’s when I came up with the idea for recipe gift book, a unique, low cost but high value gift from all your guests!
*Please describe Recipe Gift Book in three words*
Wedding Celebration Heirloom
*What can Recipe Gift Book offer to brides and grooms?*
It’s an alternative gift list. If couples don’t need toasters and towels it’s a great way to bring their family and friends together on their wedding day by creating a personalised recipe book. When the bride and groom register they can also select the option to allow their guests to give them vouchers which is ideal if they are setting up home and need a cash injection.
*Why does Recipe Gift Book make a wonderful wedding present?*
It allows the guests to give a really meaningful gift to the bride and groom. To be given a recipe is a truly special gift especially when its one that’s been handed down or is someone’s signature dish. It’s also a great way to collect precious recipes from the older generation and ensure they are captured forever. Guests can add their recipe, photos and a personal message so every page is personal.
*How does Recipe Gift Book work?*
Step 1: Bride and groom register online, its free!
Step 2: Bride and groom choose the style of their recipe book, there are 6 designs to chose from
Step 3: Bride and groom tell their guests about their unique gift list
Step 4: Guests add recipes online, its £4.99 to add a page
Step 5: Bride and groom receive their book following their wedding day
Step 6: Put the oven on and start cooking some of your friends and family’s favourite recipes
*If couples are interested in having a wonderful Recipe Gift Book, what should they do?*
The bride and groom can register online at www.recipegiftbook.com and set up their gift book. They can browse through the recipe book designs and select the one they like. Then its time to create a title for your recipe book, this is the fun part!
*How do guests find out how to submit their recipes?*
When the bride and groom register they will be given a unique code, they can simply write this code on their wedding invitations to tell their guests they have chosen recipegiftbook.com or they can order free of charge our wedding invitation insert cards. Guests can then simply go online and submit their recipes, photos and personal messages.
*Are there a range of different recipe book styles available?*
The bride and groom can choose from six recipe book designs:
Traditional |Modern | Retro | Creative | Classic | Contemporary
To see more lovely pictures please see *Recipe Giftbook Gallery*
*Are the bride and groom able to preview and edit the finished book?*
Following their wedding and after all the guests have submitted their recipes the bride and groom can review and edit their recipe book online, they can also add up to three free recipes of their own.
*When and how will couples receive their lovely completed recipe gift book?*
Once the bride and groom have confirmed they are happy with their recipe book we will send it off to our professional printers. The bride and groom will receive their book within 21 days, it will arrive gift wrapped in a presentation box.
*How far in advance of the wedding should couples contact you about the Recipe Gift Book?*
We recommend the bride and groom register at least eight weeks before their wedding to allow their guests plenty of time to participate.
*What makes Recipe Gift Book unique?*
It’s a beautiful unique recipe book and a wonderful way to celebrate a marriage. It’s the ultimate wedding gift from all of your guests and something you will treasure, long after your wedding day.
A huge thanks to Corrie of *Recipe Gift Book* for providing today’s *Pearls of Wedding Wisdom*