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09-10-2006, 21:58   #1
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Wedding present ideas please

Looking for ideas for a wedding present. Any favourite/special wedding presents that you received? Thanks
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10-10-2006, 01:05   #2
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I always think flight vouchers are a good 'un
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money. Really, what you like they won't necessarily like and what they really like they will have bought for themselves.
My house is full of things that the gift-givers loved but which while they are nice I would never have bought for myself and can't seem to find a place to put them.
Vouchers are good because they can use them how they like.
Do NOT buy waterford crystal - everyone else will and they will have loads of unmatching bowls and glasses.
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i would go for money aswell,its badly needed after a wedding
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Money here too, I would certainly prefer that, put it towards a house, savings or whatever. Its what I done with mine. If you are going to get a present, let them have the receipt so they can change it if they want to.
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money or vouchers http://www.giftvouchershop.ie/ - you can use these vouchers against practically anything!

like a previous poster said, if you'd prefer to choose to buy a gift maybe include the gift receipt (won't have the monetary value on it).
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Cold Hard honest to goodness CASH...

Thats what I always give and would like to recieve, they'll have to splash alot of it to the Hotelier the next day for the reception!!
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Cash in the currency of wherever they are going on honeymoon. We got that from a few people and it was pretty sweeet not having to worry about finding an ATM after getting off an eight hour flight.
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may i suggest something that is completly unique and can be personalised to yuor requirements. i produce handcrafted wooden bowls or platters that come in presentation handmade high quality boxes. the platters are most popular as they can come carved with celtic scrollwork for example but some choose a quotation, saying or date that may prove special to the couple. they can also be made with 'lovers handles' on opposite sides with initials carved into the handles. one thing is for sure - they are truly unique.
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Something a little different

Vouchers and money are a great wedding present but if you want to do something a little different how about this. Find out how many guests will be attending the wedding then buy that amount of postcards and stamps. Put the happy couples address and a date starting from one month after the wedding on the postcards. The idea is that the bride and groom get a post card from one of their guests for the first year or so of their marriage passing on their best wishes or a memory of the wedding day. It takes a bit of work but it was done for a friend of mine and they really liked it.
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If they have no wedding present list then I would ask what they wanted...the amount of photo frames, glasses, crockery, repeat prezzies, things that will never go up in my home in a million yrs such as a crusafix (always a go-er for athiests who deliberately don't have their wedding in a church ) that we got verged on the rediculous despite carefully putting together a list of things we actually liked!

I'm sure some folks think they have found the perfect gift but it can be very frustrating to recieve anything you know you don't want or need & so the couple themselves are the best people to ask about it. Best prezzie we got was a crate of champagne - can't go wrong with that as long as they drink!

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I got a present of the two familes coats of arms, very nice. Got the same thing I for my mate who i did best man for on Saturday. appreciated on both occassions.

Available from the house of names - http://houseofnames.ie/
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Wedding Gift Bags

I came across this great site! Hope you find it useful.

http://www.weddinggiftbags.webs.com/
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see, this just proves that one persons taste and idea of a lovely present is another persons idea of tat or clutter.
No offence to any other posters but so far all of the ideas here I would hate - sorry, but I am not an ornament/chrystal/coat of arms sort of person.

It also depends a lot on budget. What is nice as a token low cost gift is a different market to a more expensive present - we got this big chrystal frame and its still in the box! it was quite expensive, but every time I think of it I just think of what else we could've done with that €100! I know that is very ungracious, but its the truth.

So as others have said, cash, or prize bonds (they can always cash them in if they really want).

If its a smaller token, one nice present we got were some good quality towels with a logo personal to us that our friend designed. They are in our guest bathroom and really nice. she also got us two bathrobes with our names on, a bottle of champagne and scented candles and bath salts - basically a romantic bath set. Really nice and was a great treat for relaxing on our honeymoon after all the madness of the wedding planning. Likewise depending on the couple, a couples spa treatment might be nice.

another nice voucher can be travel or hotel vouchers - we got a voucher for €200 for a hotel in Waterford and used it a few weeks after the wedding. We got a deal and the voucher got us 3 nights B&B and evening meal, bottle of wine etc - that was REALLY appreciated cos a weekend away after the expense of the wedding would never have been an option otherwise.
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We bought a voucher for a hotel for my friend who got my married - thought it would be nice for them to take a break later on in the year as they would prob be still broke from wedding
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