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Old 06-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Wedding Gift Ideas?

I've run out of ideas.The wedding is just a few weeks away and I haven't figured out what to get them.

They have practically everything for the kitchen.Including the cool toys.My doing! :) House is already furnished.Now that's where I'm stuck.
Towels idea is nixed..Not an option.Everybody gets those.We don't want to go down the generic road.

This is going to one huge wedding 500+ people.The caterer's are going to have a long day.With the 500+, I've looked the the registry.It's looking like they might possibly be receiving duplicates.

S.0.S.time.

Munky.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:57 PM   #2
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Chef, I once gave a couple two sets of sheets with roses on them. On the card I wrote, "May your marriage always be built on a bed of roses." Judy in her thank you note told me that was the best present they got with the most thoughtful message they had received.

And as you know, sheets are not inexpensive.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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Wedding Gift Ideas?

Whose wedding, Munky? I take it it's one of your kids?
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:59 PM   #4
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How about a nice piece of artwork? I bought a beautiful handmade raku vase from a local artist for my BIL and SIL when they got married. Something unique just for them :-)
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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Unless this is someone you are really close to, I always give cash. I personally think that if the couple already has everything they need to start a new life, money is the only logical gift.
I remember when my late husband and I got married at age 19, we had nothing and each gift was something we really needed. It's a different world these days.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:17 PM   #6
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Give cash, no hassle. And they would be happy with that.
Couple of recent weddings I've attended had, on the gift table, a large box with a slit at the top just for envelopes.
I noticed more than half of the gifts went into those boxes.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:26 PM   #7
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@Addie..Well you sweet thing! I wish someone had been so thoughtful as to buy us sheets when we got married.It's now been 25 years..
Lil' late now.
I'll keep that in mind.I do know that they are particular about the thread count.I could find out what color the master bedroom is.

@Dawgy,
This is for our adopted son's wedding.We love him so.
The running joke in our house is we say "He's our GOOD son" He's a sweetheart, so is his bride to be.

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Home decor crossed my mind.Not sure if the bride would appreciate my tastes.It's her home.Her castle.Last thing I'd want to do is impose my tacky tastes on her.I've lived and been down that road.LOL!!!

They do love having large family get together's.Maybe a large serving platter? I don't think she has one.Mine was handed down to me by my mother.It's been retired.It's just for show now,because of it's age.I'd say it's close to 60 years old.Hand made, painted in Italy.Mom got it soon after she was married.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:36 PM   #8
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Home decor crossed my mind.Not sure if the bride would appreciate my tastes.It's her home.Her castle.Last thing I'd want to do is impose my tacky tastes on her.I've lived and been down that road.LOL!!!

They do love having large family get together's.Maybe a large serving platter? I don't think she has one.Mine was handed down to me by my mother.It's been retired.It's just for show now,because of it's age.I'd say it's close to 60 years old.Hand made, painted in Italy.Mom got it soon after she was married.
I would never impose my taste on someone else, either, but I had been in their home and knew it would fit in. I think a large, special platter would be great. Something unique that will last a long time - like a marriage
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Several years ago, we got a niece a big metal platter that was on her registry. I think it was from Williams-Sonoma, and you could use it to keep things cold or hot, and use it on the grill.

Lately I've just taken to giving cash or gift certs, unless the couple is registered.
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Unless this is someone you are really close to, I always give cash. I personally think that if the couple already has everything they need to start a new life, money is the only logical gift.
I remember when my late husband and I got married at age 19, we had nothing and each gift was something we really needed. It's a different world these days.
When I got married we had already pretty much an established home.
Lived together in sin for years. It's true.Munky was bad.Dad said so!

The best gift we received was a set of place mats,napkins,rings.You know that simple set for 4 was the best.They are now tucked away with my wedding dress.Let the kids go through my stuff after I'm gone,and learn just what Mom's priorities were at the time that still holds true today.
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