When one of your very best friends ties the knot, sometimes a gift from their registry or a donation to their honeymoon fund just doesn't quite express how over the moon happy you are for them. Celebrate their love (and your love for them!) in a way only their very nearest and dearest can; with a truly personal gift they can treasure forever!
We love a sentimental gift in the Lily Houston Design office, and these are some of our favourite ideas for your best friend's wedding!
Super personalised home furnishings
These incredible cushions by Girl and Bird allow you to embroider hearts onto stunning vintage maps! Choose hometowns, meeting places, wedding venues, and new homes; the list is endless!
A cute keepsake to alleviate any cold feet
Oh Squirrel makes a LOT of gorgeous and personalised gifts (and some incredible Hen Do supplies that all bridesmaids need to check out!) but this gorgeous Bride clutch is the perfect gift for the morning of to get rid of last minute nerves - and it can be personalised with a name too if 'Bride' doesn't float your boat!
Pro tip: show how much you care and fill it with cute little gifts, from a personalised mirror to the bride's favourite lipstick for extra brownie points!
Create a map of the stars from their wedding date
Creating a map of the stars is such an incredible way to remember your wedding day, and the best thing is that you can create a star map for a future date, so you can surprise the couple on their actual big day! There are loads of options out there, but we really love the range by Posterhaste.
Make something (if you're creative!)
For all you creative types out there, this is a great time to embrace it! Write a poem, take an incredible photograph, paint a picture, create a book of their story, capture their images in cross-stitch...the list goes on!
Organise an experience
If there is something that you know the happy couple have always wanted to do, whether it's sky-diving or dining in a Michelin star restaurant, surprise them by making their dream a reality!
The same goes for their honeymoon too; if you know there is something wonderful they could be doing to make it even better, get in touch with their hotel/travel agent to organise that extra flourish!
Whatever you choose for your closest friends, they are sure to love it because it's from you!
Love, Lily x