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Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas from Mary's Flour Sack Towels

personalized wedding tea towel invitation

Of all the personalized wedding gift trends found in the industry, tea towels are among the hottest ideas today. Personal, memorable, and actually useful, these decorative items are the perfect wedding gift with a touching wow factor. It's certainly not what they expected to open or receive as a gift and that's what makes it even more special. The sentimental value of such a gift is outstandingly high.

The History of Tea Towels

Tea towels have a rich and beautiful history that involved women creating hand-stitched heirlooms to pass down to their loved ones generation after generation. The towels also became an important part of British tea ceremonies where they were used to keep teapots insulated and hot. Some towels were used to wrap around bread to prevent crumbs from covering fine linens.


Although the tea towel may be a humble cousin of the tablecloth, it certainly had its place among royalty. Ceremonies involving important people saw an increase in the presence of hand stitched towels and cloth napkins. Today, a tea towel brings a level of vintage nostalgia and artistic flair needed to celebrate special occasions such as weddings and anniversaries.


Wedding Gift Ideas

Are you looking for a unique wedding gift to give to the special couple? It’s always a bit of a tough decision on what to get them isn’t it? You don’t want to get them something they may already have, or worse, get them something that somebody else gives them too! What’s so special about that right? Ideally, you’d want to gift the newlyweds with something they can keep and use over and over again, and one that will touch their hearts and have sentimental value. We have come up with some inspiring wedding gift ideas for you to think about. 


Wedding Song Tea Towel

Using our very own flour sack tea towels, you could print the bride and grooms song lyrics to their first dance, by using our tea towel printing service. This is really easy to do; simply obtain the lyrics to their first dance, and create a file in one of our preferred file formats (Prefered Image Format: EPS, .AI, .PDF, .PNG, JPG, JPEG), and then upload them to our printing service product page here. What a beautiful and unique wedding gift idea!


Wedding Vows Tea Towel

Similar to the above, but with the beautiful and meaningful words spoken at their wedding. A constant reminder for the married couple of the loving words spoken to each other on the day of their marriage. We’re welling up just writing this, and we’re sure they will too when they receive such a thoughtful gift!


Photograph Printed Tea Towel

Did you capture the perfect moment during their ceremony or wedding evening? Why not surprise them with the beautiful snap and have it printed onto one of our flour sack tea towels? Our printing service is superb and past customers have given us five-star reviews on our exceptional printing quality. 


Love Poem or Quote

Another lovely idea would be printing a love poem or a quote on the tea towel in a fancy font. As above, design this yourself using a graphic design tool, and then simply upload the file to our tea towel printing service.


Personalized Wedding Anniversary Gifts

It doesn’t have to stop at the day of the wedding to give the couple such a sentimental and special gift; you can give them a personalized wedding anniversary gift each year to join in celebrating their long marriage. We’re sure they’d love such a gift, and you can never have too many tea towels now can you!


Benefits of a Personalized Wedding Tea Towel

Some advantages that tea towels offer include:



Printed paper products simply don't last as long as other fiber items. If you want to create a personal memento for others to hold onto and enjoy, a tea towel does the trick. It allows you to get the most return on your initial investment, too, because when you factor in how many years the tea towel can be used regularly, you see its value quickly.



Receiving a beautiful tea towel in the mail or at the reception gives people a sense of excitement. They know it's an extraordinary gift due to the sheer size and weight of it. A piece of cardstock is nothing when compared to cotton, linen or hemp.


Sentimental Value

A permanent gift such as a tea towel provides years of happy memories. It's not the type of memento that is stowed away or destroyed and forgotten about. It becomes part of the home and a cherished collection of mementos that your family, friends, and co-workers keep because of their perceived value. They know the amount of effort and money that went into acquiring such a gift so they aren't so quick to put it away where it won't be seen, used or admired.


Memorable Imagery

It's not just wedding bells and doves you'll find on tea towels. There are many other images that can be added to your order. For example, a teapot makes an interesting change of pace. It's also relevant considering the name of the towel and its intended usage. 


Wedding Tea Towels for Guests

Above we explored personalized wedding gift ideas for the new happy couple. But we also have two great ideas if you’re the couple getting married and are wanting to provide your wedding guests with a thank you gift with a wow factor!


You can do all of the above and plenty more ideas by providing your guests with a personalized tea towel as a party favor, or even the initial wedding invitation gift! Simply create your wedding invitation using a graphic design tool, and uploading it onto our tea towel printing service. We provide this service from as little as $5.99 each, but the more you purchase the cheaper they are!


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