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Lucky wedding gift ideas for the bride and groom

Good luck gift ideas for the bride a groom – guaranteed (well, almost) to make married life even sweeter.

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Lucky wedding gift ideas for the bride and groom
Give the gift of good luck! Image: Ann-Kathrin Koch

Looking to get the bride and groom something a little extra special? Give them the gift of good luck with these wedding charm ideas.

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Horseshoe
The horseshoe was originally thought to represent the crescent moon and therefore be a symbol for fertility, but has gone on to become a more general token of good luck.

Often children gift the bride a horseshoe right after the ceremony to carry along with her flowers. However, make sure the horseshoe is the right way up (with the open end facing up) so none of the good luck ‘spills’ out!

Salt and pepper
Said to add a little ‘flavour’ to a marriage, cute salt and pepper shakers can make an unusual wedding gift.

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Love spoon
A Welsh tradition, these intricately carved spoons were once handmade made by the groom and gifted to his new bride. Why not gift the new couple a spoon with some personal engravings?

Sixpence in your shoe
Along with ‘something old’ ‘something new’, ‘something borrowed’ and ‘something blue’, the bride is traditionally supposed to wear a silver sixpence in her shoe for extra good luck on her wedding day.


Image: Charlotte MIlls, Becky Shoes

Candlesticks
A gift of candlesticks is a thought to ensure the married couple will never be in a home without light – just don’t forget the candles too!

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Peonies
Thought to promote longevity in marriage, peonies are the perfect gift for a couple just back from honeymoon.

Booze
Nope, not just an easy wedding present, alcohol is a traditional way to bless the new union (plus, it's delicious). For extra points, opt for honey mead – a medieval honeymoon tradition.

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