Pack plates with foam disposable plates between them. So much easier than wrapping with paper. and you'll have the foam plates to use after you move in. No one needs a ton of dishes to do while unpacking! (Probably only works with certain size plates.
The Gift of Time. I absolutely adore this idea. I wish I had known about this the very first year that I was married as I would have used it as a wedding gift (although it would make a fabulous birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift now)!
Letters to the bride! Have the mother of the bride, mother in law, bridesmaids, and friends of the bride write letters to the bride, then put them in a book so she can read them while getting ready the day of. The last page can be a letter from the groom.