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Give a wedding gift that is as unique as the bride and groom

June 22, 2012

Here is some Friday trivia for you:

Q: What is the most popular month in which to be married?
A: June.
Q: What is the most popular month in which to become engaged?
A: December. 
Q: What is the average cost of a wedding these days?
A: $27,000!
(information attained from a popular radio show during a recent morning commute)

While it's true that June is quickly coming to an end, wedding season is nowhere close to being over (I myself was invited to three different weddings this summer).  With this in mind, we wanted to share with you a great custom wedding gift idea: the ever-popular breadboard.   

We think they are so great because they are completely customizable.  You can pick your wood, the size and design and even take it one step further by having it engraved with the couple's initials or a special message to the bride and groom.  Speaking personally, one-of-a-kind gifts (especially of the handmade variety) have always been my favorite because it's clear that the gift-giver has gone the extra mile to show me just how much they care. 

Take a look at a recent breadboard that was commissioned for a friend's wedding next weekend.  I chose to make it out of quilted maple and wenge, because I love how the contrast of the two woods compliment each other so well.  And isn't that what marriage is about, when two people come together to become one?  Too cheesy?   


Brian and Libby, June 30, 2012

If you would like to create a gift like this, drop by Sears Trostel Lumber.  We would love to help you design your gift.  We have designers on staff and we can work with almost any budget. Cheers!