Given that Nepalis love weddings and given that weddings are promoted by our culture it is a given that there are a lot of weddings in Nepal. Add the fact that everyone has to marry one day or another there was, is, and always will be a ton of weddings in Nepal. With so much wedding going on it is inevitable that every Nepali has to go to a lot of weddings and marriages. Now this is good and all but it seems that sometimes people are scared of going to these weddings and we are not just talking about those who have social anxiety
The main reason for this is the gifts. We have a custom of giving gifts at weddings and while this is true for every wedding in the world, we Nepali seem to put the focus on gifts a bit more. And talking about gifts, giving gifts at the wedding is confusing whether you admit it or not. If you are someone who has a lot of experience with weddings you may find this easy but you have to admit that at the start it was pretty confusing.
So with this being said, today we will tell you about the types of gifts that you can give. Yes we said types as talking about each gift is kinda impractical since there are so many gift items that it would take a lifetime to explain them all.
Type 1: Valuable Jewellery
When it comes to weddings this is probably the thing that we see the most on the bride. The bride is covered in Jewelleries and having one is never a bad thing. In this case, having too much of one thing is never a bad thing as in Nepal the Jewelleries are valued high and are seen as a physical asset that can be stored and then sold at a later time along with a decorative accessory as well.
While this is being said we do admit that valuable Jewellery is well expensive and not anyone can give this in a wedding but regardless of the price if you can afford it, it is among the best things that you can give at a wedding to the bride. As for the groom, this is more or less useless but still, there will be nothing wrong in giving this to the groom as well as after all, an asset and expensive things have their value whether be it for the bride or groom.
With tons of Jewelleries to choose from, you don’t have to sweat much and in the times when you have enough money to gift this in a wedding but are a bit stingy with your money or don’t have enough for grand ones, there are small ones with somewhat of an economic price range that a lot of financially stable adults can give.
Type 2: Household Items (Utensils)
Going down the price range a bit household utensils is also a gift that you can gift during weddings. Why is this a good gift choice you may ask? Well, the reason is somewhat stupid and obvious but also overlooked. You see in a Nepali household there can never be too many utensils. The reason for this is the usage duration of each utensil which is not much, to be honest, and along with that good-looking and good-priced utensils is really effective to show off to guests when there are any festivals.
Knowing Nepal and the many festivals in Nepal, there won’t be any chance missed to show them off. Now while that is being said, good utensils are somewhat expensive and not something that people normally buy unless they run out of it. Giving that as a gift at their wedding will really help the couple and their family.
Along with that the good looking cups and bowls can additionally serve as decorations in any room as well with the bonus of being functional. With the price range as low as a few hundred rupees this really is a good gift choice to give during weddings.
Type 3: Decorations
While we are on the topic of the good looking utensils being a good decoration, why not give a decoration piece as a gift at the wedding itself? Regardless of whom you give this type of gift to be it a bride or a groom, it really will be appreciated. One of the main reasons is that decorative items are not really functional and an average Nepali family doesn’t invest too much in that.
With the economy being as random as it is in Nepal with price fluctuations happening at random times, whatever economy a family has is either used for daily use or invested. That is not to say that we do not spend money on decorations, as a matter of fact, we really want to but still, it is not our top priority. Receiving these things as a gift is one of the best things that can happen especially considering that some decorative pieces like artworks or sculptures really cost a fortune.
This is a place where artists and painters can get away with rather cheaply with some time and effort put into their gifts. And if you don’t have enough money, just like decorative cups, you can find good decorative pieces at a rather cheap price of a few hundred as well. Considering all of these, this type is a cheap but good gift choice to give at a wedding.
Type 4: Furniture
Going away from cheap gifts for this one, we go back to the large and expensive one. Do you know what a newly married couple needs? A bunch of furniture. Well think of it this way, they are newly married and the groom’s room is not really suited for a couple to live together, they need a new bed. Along with that the old couches and cupboard that the groom has are not suited to handle the new load of two people either so they either need to be expanded or they need a new one.
Also, they will need to have side racks and drawers for all the new things that both of them will have in the upcoming future. Now if you know the price of making furniture, you will know that it is expensive and buying all of these will set back not only the bride and groom but the whole family by lakhs. If you have the ability, why not give them a small piece of furniture or a big one if you can for their wedding.
Admittedly this cannot be given at the wedding but it is for the wedding so it is the same. Along with that furniture is among the few things that can be gifted from a group rather than just a single person without the whole group being judged as a whole because of how important and expensive it can be.
Type 5: Money
Listen first before you think that it is retarded okay. We know that a lot of you have already rolled your eyes when you saw money on the list of wedding gifts. We know it is a cringy thing to say but this is the gift that we give to the bride and groom the most at a wedding in Nepal. Think about it, the first thing that a lot of us give to at a wedding is an envelope with some money in it. This is the first thing that we think of family weddings anyway.
Is it unoriginal and cringy to talk about? Definitely yes but is it a good gift to give? A bit embarrassing but definitely yes. Regardless of what you may think about giving money as a gift, money is money and in this economy, every bit counts. Along with this, money is among those few gifts which can be instantly used while they adjust to their new lifestyle. Along with this is a wedding gift that no one can trace you back to unless you want it to.
Some families are really under the pressure of society to put up a good wedding and it is not uncommon for a family to struggle financially for a while after a wedding. This is the best means to help them without owning them. Just give them a bunch of money in an envelope without any name or signature.
In the end, we have a bit more cringe for you. The best gift you can give to a couple at a wedding is your blessing. If you are old enough to give a gift at a wedding you are old enough to know that life will never be the same for anyone of them after this and that married life is hard. That is the reason why there is so much dark humor and comedy about marriage.
So bless them that they will face fewer hardships in their married life. The best thing about this is that you don’t even have to be cringe while blessing them as you can do this in a satirical way or by just making fun of them.
Well if you are still confused about what to give at a wedding you can check out a list of “10 Nepali Jewellery That You Should Know About!” and if you are looking to impress a girl we have just what you need. So do read our “7 Tips to Impress a Girl” which has been verified by the girl on the photo herself and our other female team members.