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The Wedding Guest Guide

Last updated January 23

Date created May 4

Wedding bells are ringing and with them comes a season of celebrations, from engagement parties and hens ’dos to the nuptials themselves. If you’re looking for gifts your newlyweds will love, party decor to send them off in style, or a little inspiration for your wedding guest look, read on.

Finding a Unique Wedding Gift

It’s time to throw out tradition: wedding registries of the ‘80s - think blenders and old school tableware - just won’t cut the mustard. From limited-edition prints to hang on their gallery wall to a travel guide ready to inspire their honeymoon, our independent boutiques have curated the best design-led pieces any newlywed could wish for. Browse thoughtful wedding gifts as unique as your favourite couple below.

Gifts for Foodies

For the foodie couple, the first piece of wedmin is taste testing their wedding menu. Whether they’re known for their experimental cooking style, or their appetite for trying the latest restaurant opening, kit out their kitchen with a gift they’ll remember. Think a Scandi-inspired cheese board set by Nicolas Vahé, cocktail-ready glassware from The Vintage List, or a sleek coffee set from cult brand Kinto. The final flourish? Add in delicious deli treats from boutiques Isle of Olive, That Cake and more.

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Gifts for the Pampered Pair

Organising a wedding is no mean feat, and it's likely that you’re newlyweds will be ready for some TLC post-party. Help them bring the honeymoon spa home with luxurious bath treats from Susanne Kaufmann and Plum & Ashby, or fill their home with the nature-inspired notes of Earl of East’s fragrances. If they’re looking to make their bathroom more planet-friendly, King’s Cross boutique Blomma Beauty has potions and lotions with plastic-free packaging and sustainable ingredients.

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Gifts for Art Collectors

Fewer homeware pieces make more of an impact than a unique piece of art. Whether your couple are aficionados with artwork filling every wall in the house, or looking to build their gallery wall from scratch, our eclectic collection has art to suit every taste. From cult photography to painterly abstracts and graphic prints, browse the edit below.

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Gifts for Travellers

Coffee table books with ideas for their next escape; the best hand luggage-friendly beauty brands; city guides giving them the best local spots everywhere from Lisbon to Laos; compact-but-cool bags to pack in style. If your newlyweds’ idea of luxury is hitting the open road, cater to their sense of wanderlust and upgrade their honeymoon and beyond with our curated edit of travel pieces.

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Still Not Found the Perfect Present?

Fear not: give the gift of great taste with the Trouva Gift Card, and let your newlyweds choose from 1000s of brands curated by our community of independent boutiques.
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Fear not: give the gift of great taste with the Trouva Gift Card, and let your newlyweds choose from 1000s of brands curated by our community of independent boutiques.
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Wedding Guest Outfits

So, your calendar is filled with occasions to find the perfect outfit for, and you’re unsure where to start. Enter: Trouva. No matter the kind of nuptials you’re invited to - from low-key cool to blow-out bash - read on to find a wedding look for every guest on the list.

Wear & Repeat

From Scandi heroes like GANNI and Baum und Pferdgarten to sleek minimalist labels like The Line by K and British favourite Jessica Russell Flint, our boutiques are buzzing with brilliant wedding guest ideas. The key to any perfect wedding guest look is investing in something you’ll wear way beyond the wedding itself. Resist the temptation to buy a new look for every ceremony you’re attending, and make sure you’re investing in a piece that can be reworn with a rotation of accessories you love.

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Statement Dresses

If your wedding is in the height of summer - or, even better, by the beach - you’ll find your match in Sleeper, the Kyiv-based brand that put comfort-first occasion dressing on the map. The brands’ linen dresses will keep you cool in the heat, and can be dressed up or down depending on your accessories of choice. For out-and-out maximalism, Stine Goya charming prints and pastel hues will have you dressing for joy, while Pink City Prints’ ethically-made blockprint pieces, all created by artisans in Jaipur, are a forever favourite.

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Tailored Suiting

If your sartorial style leans more towards the likes of Bianca Jagger, Stella McCartney and David Bowie, meet the smart separates subverting wedding guest tradition. Loose tailored trousers pair perfectly with minimalist accessories like naked heels and barely-there sandals, while blazers in punchy hues like fuschia and lime make an impact with a simple slip underneath. Whatever your preference, the bonus of two-pieces is that you can mix and match to suit to occasion.

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The Perfect Accessory

If you’re looking for a purse- and planet-friendly way to nail wedding season dressing, standout accessories are your best bet. Make one dress or suit feel new every time you wear it with a host of handbags, shoes and jewellery that can adapt to the occasion. Hitting the beach for a hot weather wedding? Don sandals and a woven bag by that’ll match your summer holiday swimwear, too. Feeling a more formal affair? Show-stopper jewellery works as well with a wedding up ‘do as it does in elevating your favourite weekend look. Browse our curation of hot-ticket accessories below.

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