(Closed) A different perspective on gifts at Weddings

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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141 posts
Blushing bee

I agree completely… we had a small, casual after-party in my hometown (2000+ miles from where we live) and people brought ice cream makers and frying pans!  I was so appreciative and overwhelmed by all the gifts, but I don’t know what they were thinking.  We ended up shipping what we could in a large box, but we returned a lot of the items for store credit and then re-bought them at home.  Silly, and a pain, but it did work.  I vowed then to always mail my gift to the couple ahead of time or even a little after the fact.  Never bring it!

Post # 4
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378 posts
Helper bee

We ALWAYS mail the gift, or just give cold hard cash. 🙂 And I’m hoping our guests do the same, as our wedding is going to be 2,000 miles from where we live!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

is there a tactful way to tell people this? all of our wedding-related "events" (including engagement party, showers, and the reception) are taking place far away from where we live. any ideas?

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