(Closed) Bride FREAKS OUT over gift

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: If you're invited to a wedding but can't afford to cover your meal, what do you give?
    A thoughtful, heartfelt gift - a gift basket of foods the couple enjoys : (77 votes)
    23 %
    Break your budget and buy a gift to cover the cost of your meal : (15 votes)
    5 %
    A gift card within your means to the store they have registered at : (200 votes)
    60 %
    A handmade gift you think the couple will enjoy : (24 votes)
    7 %
    Nothing and not go : (16 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 167
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    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Post # 168
    Member
    113 posts
    Blushing bee

    Someone else started a new thread about this, so I shal C&P my original reaction.

    When I first started reading the article and heard what they had given as a gift I thought it was such a lovely idea. They had given pasta’s and salsa’s and proper food as well as little treats like the fluff. I actually thought it would be a lovely idea for a wedding I shal be attending with my boyfriend. Things that the couple can actually USE.

    Now of course the gentleman didn’t know their dietry restrictions, and that was unfortunate but I think it was down right RUDE of the couple to call him out on it. If they didn’t like it, they could have sold the items or given them away to other people, but they shouldn’t expect to be given money. And hey, if they’re hungry and can’t afford to eat, someone just gave you a basket of food.

    I personally never give money as a gift. I don’t even like to give gift cards, I prefer to BUY something for someone else. I have no issue if they sell it on, or even to be asked for a reciept, but if someone did that to me I would be disgusted.

    Post # 170
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    1328 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    The reaction of the brides is just gross.

    A couple years ago I went to a college friend’s wedding.  I was an unemployed recent graduate.  I put together a gift basket that sounds similar to this:  Food and wine from Trader Joes from the “nicer” brand or fancier sounding items but still affordable, and a cookbook themed cooking for two (she has always talked about wanting to learn to cook nice meals for them).  They responded with a lovely thank you card.  That is the only acceptable response to any wedding gift.

    Post # 171
    Member
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    UGH! Just ran into this on another forum and was so disgusted by this disrespectful couple. My husband and I recived a similar gift for our wedding – and it was the best gift ever because we didnt ask for it – and we used every bit! When someone gives you a gift – you say thank you, and then you can decide what to do with it. If you dont want it you can always donate it or re-gift to someone who you know would love it. Granted both parties in this situation got heated and were rude to each other.

     

    A wedding is about celebrating the love between two people – and being invited to celebrate with them, I think we all know that. It is not about gifts, and certainly NOT about getting money for your future!!!! If it was about that my husband I would have kept our money that we saved for 2 years and just eloped.

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