- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014
My FI and I are closing on our first home on July 31st. One of my coworkers offered to throw us a houswarming party, and I accepted. I am so happy that she’s offered to do this, and that the rest of my coworkers are so excited about it as well. They have all been incredibly wonderful and accepting- it’s like a big family. (Most of them have worked together for decades, so I feel very special being accepted like this!)
My question is, she asked me to make a list of things we want/need for the house. I’m just thrilled that they’re doing this for us, I don’t even want presents! For whatever reason, receiving gifts just makes me uncomfortable. I don’t want to come across as gift-grabby. So, I told her as much- but on the flyer she made up, she still has a note about bringing us nice gifts (in addition to a very silly gift contest we’re having.)
I was planning on inviting them all to the wedding, and recently sent out save the dates to almost all of our guests. Assembling them and handing them out to my coworkers is the next step. Our save the date magnets list our wedding website, which has links to our registries.
So, I’m a little conflicted. Should I get them their save the dates before the housewarming party, so they have registry info? On on hand, they might appreciate the guidance, but on the other hand, I really don’t want them to feel like they need to get us anything at all. So I’m almost inclined to wait until afterwards, that way there is no pressure.
Any advice? Am I overthinking this?