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Old 08-02-2014, 05:25 PM   #31
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Munky, since you're at the wedding right now I sure hope you let us all know what your decided to give them.

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Old 08-02-2014, 09:26 PM   #32
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Without knowing much about them, here are a few things I've given that people seemed to like:

  • A picnic backpack for the romantic couple that like the outdoors. They come in a huge range of options and also have some that are geared for special interests - like wine options, etc.
  • I'm not artistic, but a platter or something from somewhere like Amazing Glaze has gone over well. Thumbprints from all family members with their names and a cute message to the couple. It could be on a platter or serving bowl or whatever.
  • Special ornaments, as some have mentioned.
  • Matching bowls. I love the personalization mall. I once got my parents a bowl set that were personalized with "That Woman" and "Her Man" as my aunt once described my parents that way to her medical provider after my parents cared for her for YEARS. My mother's biscuits were burned so I could not resist. personalizationmall.com

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Old 08-03-2014, 12:04 PM   #33
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We did ask the groom what they wanted or needed.He referred us to the Mrs.to be.

It was a huge expensive wedding.Not like my own was.We figured if we can't pay for it on our own it's unnecessary.Trust me it wasn't even missed.

We wrote them a sizeable check.*cough*

Bought them a beautiful stoneware dinner set with matching serving trays.

Oldest son was a groom.Designated river.Good sport
Youngest was the second photographer.Good sport

The personal topper from me was something she hadn't thought of.But I did.It was used front and center during the ceremony.

A Silver wedding candle holder that holds 1 pillar and 2 tapers.

She can display her wedding candles with pics in style.When it's time to tuck it away I know she will keep it for her kids wedding someday.Both sides of parents were involved in the lighting of the tapers.A few people came up to me afterwards to tell me how pretty that holder was.It's just what the ceremony needed.

I didn't have the time to ask them if it was ok to show their pic.
I'll just put a small one in of them lighting the candles.

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Old 08-03-2014, 12:29 PM   #34
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Sounds as though all choices were perfect, especially the candle holder. The picture is lovely. Bet the wedding was wonderful. The bride is beautiful, as she should be.

Your son, at least the back of him, is handsome. Was he military or did he play sports? He looks very solid and athletic and his haircut appears very "sharp."
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Old 08-10-2014, 02:11 PM   #35
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Beautiful couple, Munky! Thank you for sharing it.

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