(Closed) Alternative gift to wedding china?

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
9519 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

What do you like? He could give a nice set of cast iron pans, those can be passed down and would be used far more often than china. Are you religious? A nice fmaily bible with room for a family tree to be started. Family cookbook of family recipes of genrations past, present and room for the future….

Post # 3
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

A grandfather clock with a nice engraved plaque inside saying who it is from and that its for your wedding

Post # 4
47412 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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rubiarubia:  Silverware or crystal to go with the china?

Post # 5
1003 posts
Bumble bee

I have always wanted a genuine cuckoo clock that we could pass down in the family 🙂

Post # 6
2176 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

what about some special dishes for a holiday (christmas would be one if you celebrate but if not christian perhaps there is another holiday that is common in your faith? or culture)

my mother had special red charger plates that she used for christmas dinner each year and some holiday type serving stuff.

you could also do a nice server with a monograph?

Post # 7
812 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Personally, I’ve always wanted a nice silver tea set, but I realize how impractical that is for most people nowadays! I like the suggestion of crystal or real silverware to match the china you already have. 

Post # 8
470 posts
Helper bee

What about a really well made wooden bedframe, or some other piece of furniture, like a dining room table?

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