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Old 06-27-2014, 06:11 PM   #21
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I know that cash is an easy choice, but for a wedding - especially when one of your children is getting married - it's a very impersonal gift.
That depends. When my thirty something yr old step-daughter got married we gave her a sizeable cash gift to help pay for the wedding. We did not pay for the wedding like some parents do that stick to tradition.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:21 PM   #22
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That depends. When my thirty something yr old step-daughter got married we gave her a sizeable cash gift to help pay for the wedding. We did not pay for the wedding like some parents do that stick to tradition.
Yes, it does depend on circumstances. In your case, that *was* a thoughtful gift.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:43 PM   #23
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However good your taste I think ornaments are a very dangerous path to take for wedding gifts.

What about a gift voucher for an expensive store you know they like. That way the gift won't be frittered away on the groceries or the electricity bill as it might be if you give cash.

Or why not ask them if there's something very special they'd like that they didn't put on the list.
Dangerous path?

Seriously what are they going to do.Beat me up?
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:50 AM   #24
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Dangerous path?

Seriously what are they going to do.Beat me up?
I mean "dangerous" from the "your taste v their taste" point of view. You wouldn't want it to be "That awful vase that Munky bought us" in decades to come or if it was something on trend, for it to be discarded when the fashions change.

Just a thought.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:05 AM   #25
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I mean "dangerous" from the "your taste v their taste" point of view. You wouldn't want it to be "That awful vase that Munky bought us" in decades to come or if it was something on trend, for it to be discarded when the fashions change.

Just a thought.
I think if you know people well, it's not hard to know what their taste is and get something that goes with what they already have.
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Old 06-28-2014, 11:50 AM   #26
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If they have everything including duplicates, give cash. There's nothing worse than a useless desperation gift.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #27
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Dangerous path?

Seriously what are they going to do.Beat me up?
Since it is your adopted son, I would flat out ask what he and his bride would like.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:00 AM   #28
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Our daughter and son-in-law were married in May. They each had their own apartments (furnished, with help, at least our daughter's was) so needed very little, not to mention, combining two apartments into one isn't easy.

They registered for a few items but what they really were happy to receive was cash as they'd like to buy a home sometime next year.

Don't over think it, cash is a great gift for today's modern couple. They received several gifts from well intentioned thoughtful people that they have no use for (as in a multitude of picture frames) but turned around and donated them to a thrift store.

Offering a gift a cash no longer means you didn't bother to take the time to shop, it means you want them to have the option of choosing what they want.
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We gave a certificate to a fairly local bed and breakfast to a close friend (2nd marriage for both) and they liked it so much they went back several times.

Another idea is a special Christmas or other holiday ornament or decoration.

Maybe a Willow Tree ornament.

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I was also thinking of something enduring that would commemorate the day. A house plaque with "House of ______ begun this day July 4, 2014."
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