What are you going to spend your wedding gift money on?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Busy bee

We were house hunting at the same time so we used the money once we bought our new place to get the furnishings we needed (we bought a larger place than we moved out of so it was pretty sparse with just our old stuff in it). Nothing too major – a few end tables, a little china hutch, a sofa, a rug, probably some decor things I can’t remember now.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We haven’t talked about it but it will probably go towards furniture.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

We already had a house so we decided to buy a car.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We used ours toward a down payment on our house. We found and bought our house 2 weeks after the wedding (and now are broke lol… Felt nice to have money for 2 weeks haha).

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We are delaying our honeymoon! So we will use ours as a honeymoon fund

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

We were saving it for a larger down payment when we move, but then I wrote off dh’s car so I let him buy the truck he has always wanted. 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I got a few GCs at my shower.  I also got some ‘shower’ money, but it was given by people out of town, and it came with people who attended the wedding, so I got it the same week at the wedding.

Cash gifts got added to our downpayment funds and we bought a house a few years later.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Well since we’re paying for our wedding ourselves, the money will just go back into our checking/savings accounts to recuperate the money we spent on the wedding. We’ll probably use a couple grand for on-shore excursions during our honeymoon cruise. I’m also getting a new car after the wedding so maybe some will go toward the downpayment. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

We are eloping so we won’t be getting any presents but if we had a wedding, I’d be using the money towards a new car and a vacation since we’ll prob never go on one!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

We put it all into savings and pretend it’s not there. At the moment we don’t need anything that would cost thousands of dollars and we’re not the type to spend it just because we have it. We figure in case of an emergency we won’t have to panic about money. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Provably put it into savings to b use for a down payment on a house. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Most of ours went right into our savings account. We already had money put aside for the honeymoon but we used some of the gift money to splurge a bit more on activities.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Bills. We didn’t get much money. 

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