Post # 1
My bridal shower was last weekend and it was great!! We had fun, we laughed! One of my friends said it was the best PG shower she had been too. I even got some wonderful gifts (I was excited to have my friends there and really didn’t care if they brought a gift or not)! But…. one of the gifts had me confused….
One of my friends came and she brought me a present…. She got married almost 2 years ago. The present she brought me was a centerpeice from her wedding! When she walked in we all thought she brought flowers but she brought it over to me and told me it was a centerpiece from her wedding.
I was shocked for the following reasons:
- Why does she STILL have her centerpieces?
- Why would I want your centerpiece?
- Where would I put your centerpiece since it doesn’t match the colors of my wedding AT ALL???
Now I know I may get reemed for this. I know it’s the thought that counts but I’m just confused by this as were the majority of my other friends that were there and my FI. Just thought I’d share….
Here’s a pic of it
Post # 3
That is a weird gift…maybe she thought you guys would have forgotten it was from her wedding? If that was going on, it’s tacky, but whatever. You can always donate it.
Post # 5
Maybe she thinks you could display it in your home?
Post # 6
That’s very strange but I’d probably laugh it off and start a whole new tradition. You can regift it to the next of your friends to have a bridal shower. That centerpiece can make the rounds since I doubt anyone will actually want to keep it for themselves.
Post # 7
Maybe she thought she was starting a tradition, sort of a Sisterhood of the Traveling Centerpieces kind of thing, but even so, I think she should have brought you a REAL gift in addition to that. Yeah, it’s the thought that counts….but how much thought could possibly have gone into pulling something out of the closet and knocking the dust bunnies off?
Post # 8
Maybe she was trying to be funny…?
I totally don’t get this either.
Post # 9
Definitely weird. I would probably end up throwing it away…
Post # 11
Huh. I was expecting that she brought you the centerpiece, but tried to pass it off as a new bouquet or something.
But her telling you it was a centerpiece suggests to me that it’s more of a symbolic gift, like a good luck charm. It’s not any sort of tradition I’ve heard of but, eh–kinda cute, I suppose.
Post # 12
Maybe she was going for the “something old” angle…? But honestly that is just strange.
Post # 13
I would keep and regift to your next friend who gets married. Then again for baby showers dressed up with pacifiers.
how strange. Make it something fun.
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
This makes no sense, for all the reasons you listed, and then some. This “gift” confuses me. Did she mean it as decoration for the shower?
Post # 15
I think it’s strange, but maybe she was trying to start a new tradition or thought it would be good luck. I’d like to think that was the case as opposed to her using it because she had nothing else.
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@UpstateCait: I like this idea so long as you don’t think it would offend the “gift” giver.