We are living through the strangest days. For most of us, on a day-to-day basis, this means lowering our expectations, being bored (a lot!) and likely canceling some plans.
For anyone who planned on getting married in 2020, however, this is all probably heartbreaking. No, rescheduling or canceling a wedding is not anywhere near dealing with the loss of a loved one. Nor is it the same as the financial catastrophes that so many people are going through.
But on the scale of relative disappointments, waiting your whole life for a grand wedding only to end up sitting around in quarantine is a big, big bummer.
If any bride in your life is going through this, it’s time to try to help cheer her up. Even in the best of times, you should be going all out for a bridal gift. And that becomes even more important in 2020.
The following represent three types of gifts that will be perfect for any quarantine bride.
1. Something from the Heart
The best gifts are always the ones with personal meaning. It might only be the perfect card that costs $5 or some souvenir-quality junk with an inside joke from that special person. But on the right day, at the right time, that can be the absolute best. Stuff like this just hits different — especially now.
That said, this is a bridal gift, so you want to put a little bit of money up. Still, never confuse expensive and fancy for heartwarming and genuine. If possible, try to think hard and come up with the type of gift that could only come from you and tells her you care. More than anything else — and now more than ever — this is what every bride wants before her big day.
2. Something to Ignite a Spark
Marriage is about a lot of things. But unlike sitcom tropes, it doesn’t have to mean the end of an exciting, passionate sex life. Still, we should be honest: Things do usually change somewhat in this department. Hopefully, it won’t go downhill right away. But all couples should be aware of the fact that they need to work to keep the spark alive.
This is why starting things off on the right foot is such a great idea — and that makes bridal lingerie a perfect gift for the favorite bride in your life. Not only will she love it but it’s also something they can both enjoy — maybe even tonight. During days like this, when we’re all a bit on edge and struggling to find much motivation, adding some spice might be just what the couple-to-be needs.
3. Something Decadent to Enjoy
Fancy and practical gifts come and go. Products for the home and most stuff on the registry, for example, are items that any old aunt or friend from work can buy for a bride. Instead, think outside the box a little and focus on giving something that the couple can really enjoy.
We all need some simple pleasures these days, so think about things they won’t get for themselves. Splurge on fancy wine or booze. Go overboard with luscious haircare products. Or, buy an illustrious robe made of the finest materials for a lazy day never leaving the house. As they say, you gotta treat yo self. And, in this case, the bride will be thrilled to have a little indulgence.
What a Quarantine Bride Really Needs
This year has changed a lot of plans. How many weddings have been postponed? How many brides have cried their eyes out because the day they’ve been dreaming of — and many lost a lot of money planning — now can’t happen?
Any quarantine bride you know definitely needs a pick me up. So, do your best to give her a heartwarming gift that will uplift her spirits. Buy something that can add a little spark to her weekend or just pamper her with something decadent.
When life gives us lemons, we have no choice but to try to make some lemonade. So, keep that in mind and try to find a way to brighten the spirits of the bride in your life. Although, given everything happening now, maybe make it a hard lemonade.