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Happiness in return

Newlyweds are now giving gifts to guests on their wedding.

entertainment Updated: Oct 27, 2010 00:48 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Next time you go to a wedding don’t be surprised if you return home with a beautifully wrapped gift for yourself. Yes, that’s the new trend Delhi is picking up — Wedding return gifts by brides and grooms at their wedding day for their friends and relatives.



The trend is fast picking up and more and more Delhiities are opting for it. People are presenting gifts ranging from jewellery to handicrafts and silverware to brass statues. It all depends on the budget and the guest list. "This trend started a year ago, and now more and more people are going for it. The budget can go as high as R 7 lakh, including the packing, tagging and other things," says Vineet Hans of Wedding experts online.



WeddingMany feel it’s a way of thanking their close friends and relatives. "I wanted to thank all my friends who came to my wedding in a special way. So I gave them gifts thanking them for their blessings. I personally went and bought the gifts for each one of them," says Ratika Gupta, who got married few months back.



Also, these gifts are not just confined to the wedding day but are also gifted on mehendi, sangeet and cocktail ceremonies. "At a friend’s cocktail party I got a bottle of wine as a return gift," says Rohan Sharma, an engineer. "My friend gave me a pearl necklace with a handwritten note. Now I also plan to do something like this on my wedding for my friends," says Sumukhi Vaish, senior Business Analyst.

Return gifts
Jewellery
Silverware
Handicraft items
Bottle of wine
Perfumes
Cash
Gift Vouchers
Accessories and clothing items