Getting married is a major decision for couples to make that comes with a lot of life changes. Friends and relatives ease some of the pressure off the couple by contributing to the wedding budget, helping with the wedding planning, or giving gifts that can help them ease into the new chapter of their life.
For some, gift wrapping is the most exciting part of giving gifts; for others, it is the most intimidating. To help with the process, here are 18 lovely wedding gift wrapping ideas to inspire you, followed by some gift-wrapping tips to make your life easier.
Wonderful Wedding Gift Wrapping Ideas
1. Plain Paper with Twine, Dried Flowers, and Wax Seal
2. Organza Wrap-Around with Flower Detail
3. Belgian Linen with Ribbon
4. Burlap Bag with String
5. Simple Wrapping Paper with Sleeves
6. Tuxedo Gift Wrap
7. Purse Gift Wrap
8. Encircled Calendar Date
9. Ribbon Weave
10. Glitter Alphabet Ornament
11. Map as Wrapping Paper
12. Velvet Ribbon
13. Wax Seal with Calligraphy
15. Sakura-Themed Gift Wrapping
16. Twine with Pendant and Dried Flower
17. Bowtie or Necktie Envelope
18. Hexagon Gift Box
Gift Wrapping Tips to Keep in Mind
Create a Gift-Wrapping Workspace
To save time and minimize stress, dedicate a specific area in your home for wrapping gifts and crafts in general. You need a clean and spacious surface along with all the necessary tools to work smoothly. These tools include rulers, scissors, tape — double-sided and gift wrap tape — and tape dispenses, and so on.
Use Proper Tools
For wrapping paper, make sure that what you are buying is medium grade. Medium-grade paper has the right thickness and a metallic finish, giving your gift a sharp look. Moreover, your scissors must be sharp enough to cut through paper, ribbon, and other crafting materials. Overall, invest in tools that work well and will last you a long time.
Practice Makes Perfect
No one starts wrapping gifts highly skilled; it is a craft that needs to be honed and practiced. With that said, you may want to buy some extra material so you can do some practice runs. This way, you can figure out which works for you, what you need to practice some more, and which methods you may want to skip for now.
Be Smart with How You Wrap
Gifts come in all shapes and forms. Rectangular or square items are the easiest to wrap, and there are many ways you can be creative with them. However, other gifts may not be as easy to wrap as others. Search around for tips specific to the shape of your gift. Here are some examples:
- Cylindrical items work best with pleating.
- Irregularly shaped items work best with a gift bag or box.
- You may also wrap the item as it is — for example, wrapping a badminton racket in the shape of a racket.
Likewise, if you unexpectedly run out of wrapping paper, there are plenty of ways you can work around the deficit instead of starting over. You can use wide ribbons, fabric, other materials, or find hacks such as the diamond gift-wrapping trick.
There are endless wedding gift wrapping ideas you can explore, widely varying in their amount of skill and time required. Not everyone is talented in arts and crafts — whether you give a gift that is ornately wrapped or placed in a bag, what matters more is the thought and sentiment you put into the gift itself.