(Closed) Bridal Shower – Gift Question

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I know its easy to get upset that people aren’t buying what you want… but its a gift, you can’t tell them what to buy.  The registry is just a “suggestion” list.  

I too have noticed some “Requested 0, Purchased 1” gifts on our registry, but I’m excited for them – they are mainly matching items to other things we registered for that have been purchased. 

Also about the price thing: What you spend on your friends’ shower gift isn’t necessarily what others can spend on you.  What makes them think $10 is enough to spend… that might be all that they have.  Or, they might be giving you something else, or something handmade, to accompany your beer mugs. 

Just try to be grateful, its the thought that counts… you can always return stuff you don’t like. Be excited that people ARE buying you shower gifts! 

Post # 4
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with the PP.  I don’t think you’re becoming crazy, but if you don’t let this go, you’re going to drive yourself nuts.  People can buy you anything they want.  And people can spend as much as they want or have.  It is completely acceptable for someone to spend $10 on you.

Post # 5
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s easy to get upset about that, but think of the thought they are trying to put into the gift to make it personal. I had several people at my shower give me gifts that weren’t on the registry (and not even from the stores where we had registries) but it was such a nice and refreshing surprise to get something new that I didn’t know about! Try to think positive. You can always return it!

Post # 7
3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Beer bugs might be going with a gift card? Or another present?

Post # 8
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It has also happend that when people purchase other items while they check out it automatically adds those items to your registry. So, if someone purchases you a towel set and buys “beer bugs” at the same time those items would show up…. not saying that is what happened, but there have been other bees who have posted about this.

I think the gift that showed up on her registry was a cup from the movie cars and she was like WTF?

Post # 9
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

One of my mom’s cousin told my mom she got “a little something” for the groom that she’s putting with my shower gift… So, maybe that’s what the beer mugs are for?  

Post # 10
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@sweetpeony:  I echo this thought! I was just stalking checking our registry for accuracy (haha), and I noticed that we have intense moisturizing hand lotion on there now as a requested 0, purchased 1, type of item. Someone must have bought it while they were buying something else. My other friend had Cetaphil show up on hers…hope they weren’t trying to tell her something! 🙂

Post # 11
5659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes as some pps said, other items purchased at the same time can show up on your registry. My recommendation- DO NOT REGISTRY STALK, it’s no fun anyway in the end to get what you know has been bought!

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