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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lasting Wedding Gifts

To say your wedding day is a red letter day is an understatement. Actually, it is D day to eclipse other days. To a lot of people, it is the beginning of the rest of their lives. In the olden days, the wedding festivities can go on for as long as seven days or longer. This provides the bride and groom time to entertain guests and establish their standing in society as one entity, as a couple. This also allows them the chance to accumulate gifts that will be the foundation of their livelihood. Nowadays, couples do not party as long as seven days, perhaps some days including the wedding rehearsals, but some things never change, friends and relatives still come bearing gifts -whether wrapped or in the form of a money tree. The purpose for such has not changed at all, to send their blessings to the newlyweds, and, yes, to help the couple with something to start their life with. The tradition of gift-giving has been there since the birth of civilization.

The couples too prepare a gift for each other. Other than the giving of themselves through their vows "to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part." There are external, tangible gifts that couples give to each other. They can be very creative about it, from simple trinkets, to expensive jeweleries, but the best investment should go to that thing that we all know will be tested by time. Literally speaking, the wedding band!

The wedding rings will be with the couple on the beach during their honeymoon, under the sun and frolicking in salt water; on their first house, as they lift those heavy furniture and till the soil of their garden; on the hospital as they sanitize their hands before lifting their first child; on the baby wipes as they clean the baby; on the car's hood as they change the car's oil. Yes, the wedding band will accompany the couple in their journey through married life, and sometimes, beyond. My mom wore hers even after my dad passed away.

The wedding ring have been  grossly under-rated in the past years. It is taken lightly and sometimes, even demoted to the level of wedding props or wedding accessory. If the couple can spend so much on flowers that will fade in days, or the gown that will be worn just once and be neatly folded never to be seen again! All the more reason to invest on something that will be worn for life. Couples nowadays are smarter. Investing on a good quality titanium wedding rings is the best gift the couple can give each other on their wedding day! At least one that is scratch resistant and can keep its luster for years to come. Titanium wedding rings are guaranteed to grow old gracefully with the couple.

3 comments:

Tekkaus said...

Yes! You are right tes. I love my wedding ring and I think it is very important. :)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Oh my goodness! If i were to follow the olden days wedding style. I will be broke. Hahaha

xinex said...

Oh yes, engagement and wedding rings are important to me....Christine

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