(Closed) Weird gift comments

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Not yet, but what a bizarre thing to say! When I haven’t “liked” what people registered for (i.e., not comfortable buying for them), I’ve always just written a check. But to announce they will by from another store? Just strange!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had a similar comment from a family member.  It struck me as quite odd considering we had registered at one of her favorite stores (williams-sonoma).  Later after speaking with another family member we found out that she ALWAYS buys the serving pieces of the couple’s formal china or silver (which we didn’t register for either since we already have 2 sets from grandparents).  She didn’t think any of the other things we had registered for were “lifelong” gifts and that is what she wanted to give us…something we could use forever.  I just tried to laugh it off each time she asked us if we had “any other registries”…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

That is a strange comment!  She must have forgot that you picked the items on the registry because you liked them, not because they were her taste!  I assume if someone registered for something, they must like/want it and choose something from the registry to gift them (or give them a gift card for a store they are registered at).  I don’t remember getting any comments like this, though we got a few interesting gifts! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Very weird! We had somebody ask us where we were registered (two months after the wedding) and when we told her, she said, “Oh, I think I know what I’m going to get you. Are you registered for X?” (“No.”) “OK, I’m going to get you that!”

Sigh. Oh well. It’s the thought that counts, and X is something we’ll actually use and love. I just feel weird enough when people ask me where they can buy me a gift, and then the weirdness just escalates when they dismiss my choices to my face. If you know what you want to get me already, then don’t ask!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I used to work in a bridal registry and guests would print out the couples registry and then say that they didn’t like anything on the list and want to get the couple somthing else. I would always try to remind them (in a nice way of course!) that this is what the couple picked out and what they need/want…. didn’t always work thought. Lol. It was usually an older generation guest who would want to buy china for the couple but the couple didn’t register for it.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I totally know what you mean! I had a friend tell me 2 months before our wedding that “all the good stuff was taken” off our registry and was there something else I wanted. Well, yes, actually, I would like the things off my registry that are not taken and still very good gifts, such as  placesetting, perhaps. Very nice gift and very me, which she should know. She also expressed wanting to give me a “lifelong gift” like ggsb’s family member. Isn’t a placesetting considered lifelong?

Not to mention that this was 2 months ago and still no gift, granted she has a year, but why hassle me when I’m busy getting ready for the wedding? Good grief.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh my goodness.

I got some bath lotions and soap for a wedding gift “for us”. Um, it’s for me…my husband doesn’t like smelling fruity.

How do people not “like” what’s on your registry? Sorry, but I need my potato peeler as much as my knife set and I like them both! geez

I got some hideous fruit-covered corningware and a chocolate platter….I don’t even like chocolate Embarassed. There’s always a few!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

that’s totally weird! does she not understand the gift is for you and FI and not her? never mind the bad etiquette…….you should have said, “oh, well, we registered for our wedding, not your *insert bizarre event here*.”………lol. ok, i wouldn’t have said that, but….geez…..some peopleSurprised

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I had an aunt (FH’S SIDE) tell me our registry was LAME… but when I say tell me, I mean she POSTED IT ON OUR WEDDING WEBSITE GUESTBOOK. Here why don’t I copy paste…

OK, kids. Love you but your engagement gift registry is lay-hay-hay-HAYME! Aunt ***** is taking matters into her own tentacles.”

Awesome…? Like what do you say to that?

Post # 13
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Whoa, kj. Your aunt is RUUUhoooohoooood. It’s lame to NEED stuff?!

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

HAHA I left it because she ended up being quite nice and bought a good portion of our honeymoon. She’s VERY opinionated, well meaning, but kind of rude in the process. I just can’t imagine caring what people register for!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Haha – this is a funny thread. I’m sure some of our gifts will be “interesting” to say the least. I think it is hilarious that people go outside of the registry for something you clearly DID NOT register for. I guess some people just get caught up in the shopping part. LOL

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