First off, this site has helped me keep my sanity for the last year since getting engaged. Thank you for constantly reminding me that I'm not crazy or an idiot for thinking about weddings as I do.
That being said, any suggestions for gifts for the parents? Both of our parents are helping us pay for the wedding and we wanted to give them something at the rehearsal dinner.
Something beyond the traditional pocket watch (what the hell is that about? seriously - is that a thing?) or expensive frame for a future wedding photo (blah, boring and BORING).
Please help! We're getting married in two and half weeks and I can't think of anything that isn't overdone or cheesy.
k, i just need to ask a few questions about the parents:
shiny or matte?
sweet or salty?
happy or sad? (just kidding)
joan baez or led zeppelin?
harry potter or james bond?
OK, for my parents:
shiny or matte? Both!
sweet or salty? Again, both!
happy or sad? (just kidding) Ha ha - thankfully very happy.
joan baez or led zeppelin? I can't believe you didn't include Korean church hymns on those choices! Because the answer would be Korean church hymns and classical music (no joke)
harry potter or james bond? Bond for sure.
For the in-laws:
shiny or matte? Shiny
sweet or salty? Sweet!
happy or sad? (just kidding) Happy with a touch of ennui
joan baez or led zeppelin? Joan Baez
harry potter or james bond? Bond
I had this chocolate* all picked out............
For your parents:
The Bacon Truffle Collection from Vosges.
I haven't sampled the truffles, but I can promise you the bacon chocolate bars are BEYOND. (As in, maybe the best chocolate I've ever tasted.)
For the in-laws:
Le Chocolat en Rose Truffles (also from Vosges), inspired by Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose."
But then I reread your query and realized you want something to give them at the rehearsal dinner.
How bout a gold coffee spoon set? Or a couple of little gold-leaf bowls? Or A REALLY GOOD BOTTLE OF BOURBON.**
(Image at top by Alma Haser via JE;SU, Hudson Baby Bourbon photo via There Will Be Bourbon)
*As a newly minted member of The Tiny House Club, I have quickly come to appreciate gifts that are decadent and impermanent.