(Closed) Anyone receive gifts on their wedding day?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We actually had most of our gifts shipped to us ahead of time.  Most of the people who brought gifts to the wedding brought cards rather than actual gifts, but no one insisted we open it right then.  That seems kind of weird to me.

Post # 4
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We received gifts that were placed on our gift table, but I would be appalled if someone handed me a gift and expected me to take time to open it while I’m busy getting ready.  I mean, doesn’t every bride end up being pressed for time before the wedding?  That’s really strange.

Post # 6
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House

Some of our more elderly guests lined up and presented us envelopes at the reception.  I think it was partially cultural and partially because they didn’t want to leave money laying around (we had a card box, but I understand their hesitation).  We greeted them all and gave kisses on both cheeks.  At first I thought it was kindof odd, but it ended up working out great and we were able to thank them all personally.  I think some people just want to share the joy of giving you the present themselves 🙂

Post # 7
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We received gifts on the wedding day, but they were all displayed on our gift table.  Thankfully, no one came up to me and insisted that I open their gift right away– how odd!  Who is this guest who was at your hair appointment??  When I was getting ready, it was just me, my BMs, and MIL in our hotel suite… and they know better than to pull something like that. 

Post # 8
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Wow… That is really odd.  We had a bunch on our gift table, a lot shipped directly to our house.

I had two people write in their card, “Your present is on its way” and we still haven’t received anything… hmmm…


Post # 9
9 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had a couple friends who wanted me to open their presents right away. Luckily it was after the ceremony and everything was done, but still… I don’t think I would’ve minded! It took something like 2.5 hours to do my hair and I was bored as hell, so I certainly wouldn’t have minded having something to do!

Post # 10
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

We got some gifts the day of, but they were mostly cards. No one insisted that we open a gift there… how odd! It must have been cultural. Very sweet, but one wonders what they expected you to do with the towels at your hair appointment. 😉

Post # 12
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We got tons of cards and about four (large!) gifts at the wedding.

I’ll admit, I was slightly irritated because it was a DW wedding, and we lived 12 hours (or one flight) away, so we had to store the gifts with some local family members until we could drive out and pick them up (which was several months later). If the guest has just shipped the gifts ahead of time, or after, it would have made so much more sense. 

Oh well. But no, no one handed me a gift while getting ready. That would have irritated me, too!

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