Post # 1
Our wedding is next year- June 1st, 2013. The members of our families always put together “wish lists” for gifts around the holidays so that everyone can buy each other a gift they actually want and/or need. This year I was thinking about putting some wedding-related gifts on mine, such as a gift card to Sephora for makeup, maybe some attire like my shoes, hair accessories, or jewelry. I was wondering if any other Bees have done this or are considering doing this? Is it tacky of me?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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. 🙂
Post # 14
My dad and stepmom got me my wedding jewelry for my gift last year. It was perfect.
Post # 15
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
@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!