Post # 1
DH and I are going to a wedding tomorrow. Instead of just buying off the registry, I asked DH if he cared what we gave. He ended up picking out something and said ‘let’s give this’ (he didn’t like my registry idea). I am friends with the groom’s dad, which is why we are getting invited, and I feel like the gift that DH picked out isn’t ‘nice enough’ or costs enough.
I think part of the problem is I never talked to DH about how much we should spend on the gift (I emailed him about it) and now I feel like the gift we are giving is too cheap (it’s about 2/3rds what I thought we should spend).
I don’t feel like I can return the gift DH wanted to give and am thinking maybe the solution is to add cash to the card??? but, I’m thinking the money to make up the amount I wanted to gift is too cheap to put in the card – I’d need to put about double that and now am over budget.
The other thing is I could try to find something off their registry to add to the gift – but it would likely be two mismatched gifts that don’t make sense together.
Post # 3
You could also get them a gift card to one of the places they registered. That may be a happy medium.
Post # 4
Honestly we got plenty of mismatched gifts that made no sense but we were totally happy and grateful! It really doesn’t matter if you give cash + a gift, or 2 not similar gifts. They’ll be happy no matter what! A card w/cash might be easier.
Post # 5
Yeah we had lots of people that did 2 mismatched gifts. I do that all the time. If I don’t like any individual things on the registry (or there aren’t any) that line up with my budget then I just pick two things. I say that’s the best option.
Post # 6
I hope I’m not being intrusive but just ignore me if I am. I’m curious to know what husbands think is a good wedding gift. (The one he likes that you want to supplement) I know my what my hubby would say and usually, I think “um, no, wayyy more”
Post # 7
@Just_Squeeze: For comparison – I wanted to give them 2 sets of their wine glasses they registered for. DH didn’t like any of them, and truthfully, neither did I – but, they aren’t MY wine glasses! I didn’t think he WOULDN’T want to give the wine glasses! Instead, he wanted to get them these plastic kitchen storage containers (on the registry). They ran about $50 – but I wanted to spend about $75. So – see the dilemma?!
We already purchased the storage containers… so, now what?!