(Closed) Engagement present – what would you pick?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Honestly…I’d want help with a downpayment on a house 🙂 I’d never heard of getting an engagement present either, but that’s awesome that they’re offering!! Another idea- engagement pictures? That’s a special, tangible, present! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Well, it would depend on the budget. Are they helping to pay for your wedding? If not, I would ask them to pay or contribute to part of it. If so, then perhaps something you would like to splurge on or that’s not in the original budget. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Engagement presents and parties are common here in Australia. Some people even do registries for them. We didn’t do a registry but we recieved some cash, household items like sheets, pots and pans and my family bought us fly screens for our windows because we had just moved into a new home that didnt have them. Since they weren’t a priority for us the fly screens were a nice suprise since after building we didn’t have a lot of spare cash.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We mostly got cash and gift cards. Oh, and my parents took us out for a really nice dinner. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@anahappilyeverafter:  my Fi’s parents gave us a cute set of champagne glasses decorated with painted on diamond rings and my mom got us a scentsy with 4 packets of our favorite scent. His aunfs threw us a lovely party as well. We didn’t expect presents but most bought us a nice bottle of champagne or wine.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

We got cards and money and my parents paid for an engagement announcement in the local newspaper (: They’re also paying for the majority of the wedding so we didn’t expect anything extra from them.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What’s the budget?

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Helping with the wedding budget sounds like a good option! Then you know it is practical, but also wedding relevant!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Is it an English thing? I never knew you got engagements gifts/cards either, but all my English Future In-Laws are sending them our way. I’m not complaining… Hah.

And yes – just have them chip in towards the wedding. They can get the cake, the flowers, the dress, etc.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We got a engagement present from his parents when we got engaged. I got a emerald ring which I picked and my fiance got a MAC book laptop. We were able to pick what we wanted and were lucky we each got something instead of a combined gift 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Maybe a cash contribution to help with a downpayment on a house, a nice weekend getaway for the two of you, a pampering weekend at a spa for the two of you, they could pay for your engagement photos, throw you a nice engagement party, etc.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

We registered for a really nice luggage set and small kitchen stuff and organizers since we had almost everything else. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What about your toasting flutes for the wedding? Or the cake knife? Or money towards the wedding is always a HUGE help too.

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