(Closed) Am I missing the point?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@juliebean816:  Sounds like your FI has a use for it – so why would you return it?  Sounds like your FIL is a gadget-y person and you are not, just accept the gift as what it is, even if it’s not something you had asked for or would purchase for yourself.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@juliebean816:  I’d say hand it over to be Fi’s responsibility. πŸ™‚ He has a use for it, it seems. Otherwise, you can take the (*really amazing I’m oh so jealous* camera) as an incentive to add more physical/ outdoor activity to your life. Find a lake or a beach. Take a bike ride on a trail. Go on an adventurous vacation. (I think it works for Disney, as well. :P)

 

That camera is an excuse to find little and big moments to record for yourself. Make moments happen so that you make the most of it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I’m sure it will come in handy for holidays etc and for the ski trip.  I think it’s anice gesture, obviously there was a lot of thought put into it.  I’m sure you’ll be able to find a use for it – hope the bees on here can offer some really good advice and options – I’m not a techy girl so I know where you’re coming from!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We borrowed one and the car mount to take on our honeymoon – it was tons of fun!  You can record all kinds of cool stuff!  Driving on the Autobahn, driving a lap of Monaco, start of the Belgium F1 race.  Husband found it fun to document just about every place we went.  There are lots of hilarious pictures of his face trying to figure out how to turn the thing off, too.  πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m a little confused.. I’m not sure exactly what kind of camera this is, but it sounds like a pro camera. You use it to take pictures and record videos of special moments and everyday moments in your lives that you’ll want to look back on for many years to come. I’m confused because in my mind this type of gift has a lot of points and I think is very thoughtful. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

GoPro is a teeny tiny little camera/video camera that takes video in super high res (HD).  It’s used a lot by athletes, etc because it can take a beating and mount just about anywhere (they sell car mounts, chest mounts, helmet mounts, etc).  Because its so high-res the refresh rate isn’t super high (at least on the Hero2, I haven’t looked into the Hero3), so it’s not perfect for family videos, but it does the job (also doesn’t have a viewfinder or screen, just a huge wide angle lens – point it in that direction and you’ll probably get it on video). 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Oh my gosh I LOVE the bouquet camera!!!! A video from the Bride’s perspective?!?!?!! So amazing. I am totally figuring a way to do this even if I don’t have that fancy camera… 

I’m sure you’ll find a good use for it!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m with you on this one, OP.

 

I’m NOT an outdoorsy person.  The high point of my day usually revolves around scooping the litter box.

 

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@juliebean816:  I LOVE IT! nI am SO hoping you use it in your bouquet. πŸ™‚ I’m not sure what our photography budget will be, so I was thinking of making camera bouts for Fi and our fathers and something similar for myself and our mothers. πŸ˜€

 

I hope to see an awesome video on that bad boy a month or two after your wedding!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

I would NOT know what to do with it either OP.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

sigh .. did you post this on that website where people got gifts they didn’t want?
You think in the next few years, wedding, future kids…. family trips you can’t find a use for it.  Sounds like they wanted to spend the same amount on everyone and be done with it

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