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Perfect Wedding Present
Now that the June wedding season is upon us, you'll no doubt be looking for the perfect gift for the new bride and groom.
Wedding planner June Pierpont, author of "The New June Bride" (published Figgis Publishing), interviewed over 400 couples to find out what gifts they liked the best. The most important thing she discovered was that couples are most appreciative of gifts that they've actually registered for. "Many were frustrated that they received a dozen crystal punchbowls, but couldn't complete their flatware service," Pierpont notes. "It seems like they really wanted their guests to stick to what they put on the registry."
The weirdest gifts? "That's a tough one," says Pierpont. "Their were plenty of gaudy trinkets and hand-me downs. One couple got what could be best described as a peanut clock - the timepiece was made completely out of shells. But the strangest one has got to be the couple that received a case of deviled ham. To make matters worse, they were vegetarians."
To help gift givers, Pierpont used the information she got from the new couples to come up with these 5 tips:
1. Stay with the Registry
2. Think Practical
3. If in Doubt, Cash is Fine
4. Ship It, Don't Bring It
5. Be Sure Its Returnable
Pierpont's book, "The New June Bride," covers everything it takes to plan a wedding that will be remembered. Its full of practical advice -- from engagement rings to thank-you notes, from what to look for in a band to choosing the most flattering gown. Available at bookstores everywhere for QR19.95 from Figgis Publishing.
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NOTE TO EDITORS AND PRODUCERS: Jeanne Pierpont is available for interviews. Contact Ann Switzel at (212) 555-5959.
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