(Closed) Have you been given any family heirlooms for your wedding/marriage?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Mine are not high dollar value gifts but huge sentimental value.

As a wedding gift my sister gave me a serving platter that my grandma received (for her wedding) from DH’s great aunt (?) in the 1940’s. Such a neat thing. And no – we did not grow up knowing each other at all. My grandma moved away in the 60’s. Total happenstance that we met.

Not an heirloom per say, but in our wedding we used the same ring bearer pillow that DH’s parents used 40 years ago, and I wore my mom’s (altered) veil that she wore 43 years ago.


Your silver is GORGEOUS! I am green with envy.

Post # 4
1680 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

my ring is an heirloom – it was the ring my fiancé’s late father gave to his mother when they got engaged, and she saved it for him πŸ™‚

that silver is gorgeous! my mom is also giving me a place setting of her china (she apparently got 2 sets from her marriage to my father) and i’m pretty excited about it!

Post # 5
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

This isn’t a wedding gift, but rather an heirloom diamond bracelet that my grandmother gave to me and said “this is for you to wear on your wedding day someday”. She has since passed (and is missed dearly) and the bracelet means so much to me. I am getting it shined and restored for my big day and it will be my “something old”. 

Post # 6
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

No, I wish I would have which is why I am planning on giving my future children heirloom items, my dress, my ring, who knows.

Post # 9
2947 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My mom made me cry when she gave me my grandmas pearl necklace that she wore on her wedding day to wear on my wedding day. 

Post # 10
26 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

1. The diamonds in my wedding set are from my mil’s engagement ring and earrings. We also had her wedding band melted down and encased in both our rings.

2. My granddaddy gifted us with a rocking chair that he can date back to the civil war. I’m honored to have it in my house.

Post # 11
9570 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

One of DH’s relatives sent us some really old ceramic cigar box.  That’s about it. 

My mother has my grandmothers (fathers side) silver (silverware, platters, and such) and some antique pieces and since I’m the only girl child I’ll get it someday, but not anytime soon.  My mother has been using it for holidays even though she has her own.  Looks like I’ll end up with multiple sets of silverware and china. 

I do have some other things from my grandparents that I received years ago.  Mostly random jewelry or trinkets.

Post # 13
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

DH’s grandma passed away last year, and since DH’s dad was an only child, we ended up receiving quite a lot of things from her apartment, including her silverware, some crystal glassware, and her amazing collection of Spode china, which has pink roses on it (pink was her favourite colour).  Driving my car home with it all in boxes was the most stressful hour of my life!

Post # 14
4992 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@peonyinlove:   The center stone in my e-ring is an heirloom from my FI’s grandmother.  πŸ™‚  

Post # 16
9082 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We were given a knitted afghan (I think. It’s just a knitted blanket) that my husband’s great grandmother knitted as well as a table cloth and some napkins she embroidered. They’re beautiful.

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