Demystifying the World of Personalized Wedding Gifts

April 19, 2016 3 min read


Personalized Wedding Gift


A personalized wedding gift, like a wood cutting board, is part of a long – very long – tradition of celebrating marriage via gift-giving. From dowries and bride prices, which started thousands of years ago, through the early 20th-century launch of the gift registry, a personalized wedding gift has been a way to show love for couples as they formally start their lives together.

Today, with people marrying older and many couples living together before marriage, traditional 20th-century wedding gifts, from china to fancy toaster ovens, aren’t the only options.

We, naturally, think a personalized wedding gift like a cutting board are ideal gifts – they’re fun, very thoughtful and extremely useful. A personalized wedding gift also raises some questions about logistics. We are here with answers to our most frequently asked questions about creating a personalized wedding gift.

Whose name goes first on a personalized wedding gift?

This is the question we are asked more than any other – and there is no right or wrong answer! As far as we’re concerned, there’s no steadfast rule saying that the bride’s name or the groom’s name needs to be first on the personalized wedding gift.

Ask yourself: When referring to the couple, do people usually put one name before the other? If so, go that route.

If not think about which half of the couple you know better. Imagine their name first on a personalized wedding gift. How does that sound? Does it flow better if you flip the two names?

If you’re really stuck, consider skipping the first names altogether and consider a personalized cutting board with last name only. Or a last name + last name would work if the last names are short. Before committing to a last name wedding gift cutting board, make sure you know the couple’s plans for last names, will there be one last name or two? Once it's carved in wood it's there forever.

Other ways to make a personalized wedding gift, if the naming conversation has you stressed, or if you just want to do something a little different, personalize a wedding gift cutting board without using first names or the last name. There are many ways to get that perfect personalized wedding gift.

According to a 2014 survey by wedding website The Knot, 55% of weddings had a hashtag associated. They’re a fun way to add a little levity to the planning and certainly a convenient way to help guests organize posts and photos on social media. And they can be great personalized wedding gift inspiration. After all, if the couple chose it, they must like it.

Personalized wedding gift for foodies.

Nicknames or a home address are two more ways to score the perfect personalized wedding gift.

You can even get a personalized wedding gift without any words. Our “storyboards” include cute graphic cut-outs that tell a story in images. Mountains or anchors can be combined with words or exist on their own for a one-of-a-kind personalized wedding gift.

Which size and shape cutting board should I choose as a personalized wedding gift?

Our wooden cutting boards come in several sizes, shapes and wood options. The most popular size chosen as a personalized wedding gift is our large or round board. The large board is great for bigger kitchen projects and our round board is a perfect serving tray. If they are both cooks consider getting each a personalized wedding gift with their name.

But whichever size you choose, one thing’s for certain: it’s going to be a hit as a personalized wedding gift – and it will help the happy couple fondly remember their big day (and you!) for years to come.

If a personalized wedding gift is the route you are taking, have fun creating. We guarantee it will be the couples favorite gift! Couples tend to remember the personalized wedding gift, and who gifted it more than any other.

Now go and personalize that wedding gift cutting board. 


Kim Strassner
Kim Strassner

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