(Closed) Shower Gifts

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you use your shower gifts before the wedding?
    No, it's bad luck : (9 votes)
    33 %
    Yes, we couldn't wait : (18 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We used just about everything before the wedding. I think waiting until after is ridiculous if you have a use for it before. I’m not going to hand mix cake batter when I have a brand new Kitchenaid pro waiting to be busted open.  

    Post # 4
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If we need to use something we’ll use it, but we don’t live together, so I think most of it will be in the package until after our wedding.

    Post # 5
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I hadn’t even ever heard of the tradition, to be honest.

    Post # 6
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If we needed it we used it. Like Caitmarie I’m not going to leave a stand mixer sitting around unused.

    Post # 7
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My friend broke off her engagement 3 days before the wedding. They had already used the gifts from the shower so they couldn’t return them to the guests….

    I know that’s not the norm, but because of that we won’t be using anything before the wedding.

    Post # 8
    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We used absolutely everything. I don’t have enough space in my condo for tons of boxes sitting around. I don’t think it’s bad luck at all.

    Besides, don’t you want to make sure that new cuisinart actually works in case you need to return it?

    Post # 9
    16217 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We didn’t use any of it because we didn’t move in together till after the wedding.

    Post # 10
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We used a lot of stuff! Honestly if it had just been kept in boxes it would’ve cluttered our entire house.

    Post # 12
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Every. Single. Gift. we received was sitting at my parents’ house until we got married.  It was at my mother’s insistence.  I would rather have spent the time after each shower going through everything we received to decide if we were going to keep or return it and then incorporate it into our kitchen.  Now we have to go through it all to figure it out and it’s overwhelming.  We’ve taken one car load so far and our place is a disaster!  I don’t think we’ll get everything sorted out for another month or two.  However, I can’t complain.  I mean it’s a bunch of awesome stuff i didn’t have to pay for.

    Post # 13
    40 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our gifts will remain at my parent’s house until after the wedding, when we move in together. I am sure it will be overwhelming though to have to go through everything then!

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