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so a really good friend of mine, pretty much a brother to me, is getting married in december, and I still don't know what to get him and his girl for a wedding gift. Anyone have any good ideas? TheY can pretty much get anything they want (my bud is loaded, big time), so I'm not sure what to get them. Anyone have any good ideas?
 

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I always 'agonise' over this, because I'm worried giving things that they don't like.
But so far, I have given photoframes, matching pillow cases , cups or ornaments- anything that has a couple - 'his & her' identity on it. Not very innovative, but they are 'safe' ideas for now. And of course, if there are any interesting ideas that I can use in the future, I won't mind knowing too! :)
 

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I know this might sound vain, but I really want to wow them...spend a pretty penny on them too...those are good ideas though
 

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One idea would be to pay for and surprise them with a honeymoon/trip. Or, if you know where they're going, find out what kind of expensive, exclusive beautiful restaurants are there, and book them a reservation and pay for it, if possible. An OLLLLLD bottle of scotch or fine wine that stands the test of time can also be a great and meaningful gift =)
 

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fine china always wows people. also anything practical they might use everyday. so when ever they use it they'll say: that b e a n, what a guy!!!
 

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One idea would be to pay for and surprise them with a honeymoon/trip. Or, if you know where they're going, find out what kind of expensive, exclusive beautiful restaurants are there, and book them a reservation and pay for it, if possible. An OLLLLLD bottle of scotch or fine wine that stands the test of time can also be a great and meaningful gift =)
That's what I would try to go for too... definitely the restaurant arrangements if possible.
 

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One idea would be to pay for and surprise them with a honeymoon/trip. Or, if you know where they're going, find out what kind of expensive, exclusive beautiful restaurants are there, and book them a reservation and pay for it, if possible. An OLLLLLD bottle of scotch or fine wine that stands the test of time can also be a great and meaningful gift =)
I really like the restaurant idea, especially if you know where they're going on their honeymoon. But that might be kinda difficult to pay for in advance (because prices aren't fixed, obviously). You'd basically just have to give the money directly to the couple, and then it becomes like 90% of wedding gifts.

You could pay for an excursion or something else that's a fixed price as part of their honeymoon though. For example, if they're going to a beach, pay for a snorkeling trip, or horseback-riding on the beach, or a room upgrade to an ocean-view suite.

If you want to give a physical gift, instead of an old bottle of wine (extremely expensive for a good one), why not get a really good bottle of wine or port that can stand the test of time from 2007? Then they'll be able to drink it on their 25th anniversary or something.
 

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I really like the restaurant idea, especially if you know where they're going on their honeymoon. But that might be kinda difficult to pay for in advance (because prices aren't fixed, obviously). You'd basically just have to give the money directly to the couple, and then it becomes like 90% of wedding gifts.

You could pay for an excursion or something else that's a fixed price as part of their honeymoon though. For example, if they're going to a beach, pay for a snorkeling trip, or horseback-riding on the beach, or a room upgrade to an ocean-view suite.

If you want to give a physical gift, instead of an old bottle of wine (extremely expensive for a good one), why not get a really good bottle of wine or port that can stand the test of time from 2007? Then they'll be able to drink it on their 25th anniversary or something.
Actually, Kaylee, you give the credit card info to the restaurant and they just use that to pay for whatever tab the couple has. We do it at our restaurant all the time =)

And I meant the scotch to be old, not the wine ^^; There's some really good wines that are only 3 or so years old and run $105 a bottle. Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is one of them.
 

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how loaded are you?

i mean a car is always appreciated :nod

if thats to much (which it probably is) you can always give 'em both really expensive n handmade kitchen knives, for those romantic, cooking together moments, i now i would love that :D
not Global though, those knives suck -_-;
 

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Actually, Kaylee, you give the credit card info to the restaurant and they just use that to pay for whatever tab the couple has. We do it at our restaurant all the time =)
Oh, cool, I didn't know you could do that! It's a great idea though, I think I'll keep it in mind for the next wedding I'm invited to! :tem

And I meant the scotch to be old, not the wine ^^; There's some really good wines that are only 3 or so years old and run $105 a bottle. Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon is one of them.
Heh, yeah, really old wines can easily go for $1000+ per bottle. But my point to getting them a bottle of wine from 2007 was that it's from the year of their wedding, and then it's something special that they can enjoy together later. And if it's well-made (say a Bordeaux from a good châteaux), it will last for over 30 years. But maybe Port would be better (it also lasts for a long time), as I think 2007 wasn't a great year for wine in France. :darn
 

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A pre-nup...or a gravy boat is always good.:amuse
 

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the best wedding gift ive ever heard of was the wedding gift my aunt got from her friend basically her friend planned the whole wedding from start to finish and paid for it. all my aunt had to do was buy a dress and turn up. if u do that everytime they look at their wedding pics they'll remeber wat u did for them ......i mean they can always break a blender,or china , abottkle of wine can always finish and so can a meal at a resturant. do something big in the wedding coz good memories dont have a price tag
 

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i wrote a story for one of my old friends who's getting married on october 08'....i sure as hell hope she and her hubby like it since i worked damn hard on it.
 

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If you're good with writing songs and playing an instrument, preferrably guitar or piano, you could write a song for them to sing at the wedding/reception. :D
 

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Or if you are the techie type who has lots of time and patience, I'd suggest a PowerPoint/Flash (or similar) "scrapbook" presentation to be shown at the reception. Collect their pics from babyhood until present, recount the story of how they met, interview their closest friends/relatives, etc. Make the audience laugh. Or cry. Depends on what you like. Remember, any gift is fine as long as it came from a sincere heart.
If the guests would like to have their own copies you could give them CDs or something... just another suggestion :XD
 
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Ask your friend if they are registered at any local stores. Many couples do this to make the process of selecting a gift easier for their guests and in effort to not get multiples of any given item (such as blenders).
 
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