Post # 1
So I’m a “poor student” who is also a bridesmaid.
My FI shall be accompanying me to the wedding, but he just ended his “poor student” run, and now he’s “poor first job paying paying back loans” stage.
Since we’re relatively low on the money food chain right now, I was trying to be creative with a wedding gift from us. Basically, we can spend up to $100. (I’ve also spent $50 on a shower gift and $25 on a bachelorette gift, plus the other basic wedding expenses, if that makes a difference.)
I can get her some wine themed stuff she registered for (glasses, pourer, etc). And then a bottle of wine. I think I can manage that for about $60 (with the wine being an unknown price at this time), which leaves about $40 left over.
Would giving a check for $42 be really weird? aka the answer to life, the universe, and everything… The bride and her groom are kind of geeks/nerds (I am too!), so I think it would be funny.
Is this clever or dumb?
Post # 3
@Apple_Blossom: I don’t get the reference, but if she would, go for it.
Post # 4
I would either do a check for $100 or spend about $100.
Post # 5
@Apple_Blossom: lol 42 I like it:). Side note why is 100 the magic nu, ber?
Post # 6
I think it’s pretty funny, though I don’t know about the etiquette of it? If I was going to go that route, I would make sure that the couple would know the reference, and just go all out; buy them a few towels, if they’re on their registry, get the book, and put the cheque as a bookmark on a great passage.
But I’m a giant nerd, so. 😛
Post # 7
I just googled it. I never had any interest in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It seems to me that those I knew who had read it/seen it were ENORMOUSLY into it, so I can see it going over well if she is one of those types.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
If she like Douglas Adams, I think it’d be awesome. Write on the on the subject line, “The answer to life, the universe, and everything” just to make sure it gets across.
Post # 9
If it’s a reference she would get, I’d do it. Just to be extra sure, I’d add a little note in the memo something like “so you’ll always have the answer to everything” or something written way better than that haha
Post # 10
@Apple_Blossom: I LOVE IT
I would have DIED with joy if someone had given us our fancy wine stuff, and a check for $42 with a note in the memo that said “May you be happy in your marriage, and find the question to life, the universe, and everything”
Post # 11
I second a towel or tow and the $42 check. I would love it. But I’m a giant nerd!!
Post # 12
Although, I am a nerd I am not well versed in that book. That said, it sounds clever and fun for a couple that would ‘get’ it. Honestly, my friends are all understanding of eachothers financial situation(s) and would never judge anyone for not giving a set amount. I frankly wouldn’t want to be friends with someone that judgemental.
Post # 13
@BrandNewBride: I would have DIED with joy if someone had given us our fancy wine stuff, and a check for $42 with a note in the memo that said “May you be happy in your marriage, and find the question to life, the universe, and everything”
+1! That is perfect!
Post # 14
You know the couple better than any of us! I didn’t get the reference either, but I think it’s a clever idea if you know that they would get it! I like that it’s a little more personal!!
Post # 15
@JenGirl: I third. Add a towel.
Post # 16
@Little_Hedgy: Because anything less sounded like it wasn’t enough… But anything more is too much for me to cover comfortably. And I really wanted to get something tangible for them to use, but then there was $40 left, and I was thinking I’ll just give them cash… And eventually $42, ha.
@rosworms: I LOVE the idea of adding a towel! They doesn’t have any on the registry, but I could get her a small kitchen one or something.
@BrandNewBride: Oh, I definitely plan on leaving a note, ha! Just in case… I’m pretty sure they would get the reference. Like 99.99%. But just in case.