Marriage is a wonderful event, and we all want to choose a gift to really make the recipient feel that we recognize that fact. One needs to weigh a person's immediate needs, their personality and the symbolism of any gift. All these factors are why area rugs make such a wonderful gift for a couple.The best part of area rugs as a wedding gift is that it allows one to factor in aspects of the couple's personality. It's easy to become lost in the particular technicalities of rug designs and motifs. Every area, and every region within it has unique additions to the overall themes within a particular design. At the end of the day though, the newlyweds probably won't be that interested in the intellectual aspects of the design. In time they might learn to appreciate it on that level. But when you actually give the gift it's the emotional aspect which should speak to them.It's important to really get a feel for what each person finds appealing. Any area rug will incorporate different colors and textures within itself. An easy and fun way to figure things out is to take the couple to a museum. While taking them around the various exhibits, keep track of what they find aesthetically pleasing. Check to see if any particular area or time period speaks to them. Perhaps just as importantly, see if there's any combinations either person actively dislikes in order to avoid picking something similar. With that information in hand, you'll be able to pick something that will fit their sense of aesthetics.
The next biggest decision comes from picking a size. One of the significant aspects of a wedding gift is that it symbolizes starting a new life together. One needs to ensure that any gift will be able to fit into the life the couple is planning. In this case, it's vital that one not buy a rug that's too large for the area. Not only would that limit their use of the rug, but it might also be taken as slight against their ability to afford a home. Obviously you will not want to offend anyone, so it's important to figure out what size will best meet their needs.
Obviously, it can be somewhat difficult to get measurements from someone without giving them a clue as to what you will be getting them. The easiest way to get around this is to first take a measurement of a shoe you own. Next, either stop by the home that the other will be moving into or see if you can get a look at the new home if they're moving somewhere totally new. Most couples will be excited to show off their upcoming home, so this should not be much of an issue. Once you're in the house, you can walk around the rooms and measurements by keeping track of how many times you can put one foot in front of the other. While this won't be exact, it will provide measurements close enough to work for picking out the rug.
With all that accomplished, you will be ready to pick one of the best gifts a couple could hope for. The beauty of the rug should provide a clear picture to them of the hopes you hold for their future. Most well designed rugs are also so well made that it's quite possible you may well be giving them a new family heirloom to pass down to future generations. It's a gift that will keep on giving, and one which will remind them of you every time they see it.