I have a very close friend who is getting married in February and I'm racking my brain trying to figure out what to give them that is thoughtful but is not too terribly expensive. They moved their wedding up 5 months due to personal reasons, so I didn't have time to save up.
This is her second marriage and his first. They are in their late 30's so they don't really need any household items. At her first wedding my husband and I both flew cross country to be there, I was her maid of honor and bought the dress, shoes, etc., I took her for mani/pedi, and we gave them a pretty sizable cash gift as their wedding gift.
Our situation is different now and we just can't afford all that. So my other worry is that I don't want her to be hurt or offended if she gets something much less extravagant this time. I don't want her to think that we think this marriage is less important.
Anyway, any ideas would be welcome. Thanks!