(Closed) Asking for wedding-related gifts for the holidays- yay or nay?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

i am doing it!! honestly, if its what you want they should be happy they know! and you can say gift card but not tell them why if you are worried…just ask for gift cards to where you think you will buy that stuff if you are worried you wont like the shoes/jewelry 

Post # 4
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

if you think it is tacky just ask for the sephora gift card. every girl loves makeup. but my family is not formal by any means and would happily help me out but doing that instead of getting me stuff I dont need/want

Post # 5
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319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t think there is anything wrong with it.  If I was the family member, I would actually be excited knowing that I’m buying your WEDDING SHOES! I would be so proud come wedding day 😉 

Post # 6
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1318 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

At first glance at the title, I would have thought absolutely no way in hell is that ok! But since they are things that aren’t strictly wedding related and probably no one will put it together that they are for your wedding, I would say it’s ok. Just don’t make it clear that it is for the wedding. 

Post # 7
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846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i’m doing it! both my family and my fiance’s family asked what we wanted for christmas, but there are more things we “need” vs. things we “want. so we just asked for gift cards and some stuff off of our registry list.

Post # 8
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1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

For my birthday, I asked my parents if they’d buy my wedding jewelry for me, and they did. For Christmas, I haven’t entirely come up with a list yet, but I plan on asking for wedding related items and also things for our future place of our own (we plan on moving out in March). I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. It’s something you want/need and you’ll get use out of it!

Post # 9
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46401 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If your family already exchanges wish lists, I am sure they would not be surprised or offended to see wedding related items on your list.

Post # 10
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I will be asking for things off my registry as well and so will my fiance. It never hurts to have more fun things to put towards your house. I consider it an investment. 

Post # 11
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632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re directing our families to our registries for Christmas (wedding related, but not really)

But I don’t think it’s that tacky if it’s close family. I’d give them wedding and non-wedding options if it were me

Post # 12
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

That makes a lot of sense to me! If I were a family member, I would appreciate being able to buy you something I know you really want AND something special enough that you’ll be using or wearing it on your wedding day.

Post # 13
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1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

if they ask for a wish list(which FI’s family will) we are going to tell them where we are registered… that way we get something we need and they know which one we want. they make lists every year anyway, and our registry is basically our “list” for the next 7 months.

I’m asking my family for ULTA gift cards. 🙂

(DATE TWIN!)

Post # 14
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3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dad and stepmom got me my wedding jewelry for my gift last year.  It was perfect.

Post # 15
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

that is basically what i am doing! Asking for gift cards or what have you to help offset the costs of the wedding!

Post # 16
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1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@DansinNncy:  oh I think thats a fabulous idea! Its definitely what you want and if I were buying for you, I’d LOVE to see you actually wear it on one of the most important days of your life! Go fot it!

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