15 Wedding Gifts Still In Use After 15 Years of Marriage

So the husband and I celebrated 15 years of marriage last week.  It was lovely, actually.  We spent a weekend in the small town where we got married, showed the boys the opera hall where our ceremony was held,  had a spontaneous vow renewal, enjoyed a fancy dinner and show.  Really lovely.  And, then, you know, it’s Monday again and the chaos of day-to-day life resumed.

As I was emptying the dishwasher, it struck me that I was putting away dishes and glasses and silverware that were gifted to us for our wedding.  I took a quick survey of the things in our lives that we use regularly that we’ve had for 15 years.  Sure enough, there were 15 of them.  BLOG POST.

When you get married, or commit matrimony, as my Dad always used to say, so much of the focus is on the wedding day and not all the days that will follow.  Equally skewed are the things we register for when we get married — fancy things that rarely get used and sit tucked away in their original packaging.  I took some flak for not registering for china or silver, but I don’t regret it for an instant.  I love to use these things and I love that they’ve been part of our day-to-day lives for fifteen years.

What better gift to give than one that gets used?  Think about that, brides-to-be, as you prepare for your own wedding.  My advice to you is to spend as much time thinking about the marriage as the wedding.  And grateful thanks to all who gifted us these things.  We think of you often!


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