(Closed) Gift for a wedding

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are these 4 homemade gifts enough, when she gave me $100?
    Yes, more than enough. Consider leaving one out. : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Yes, it is enough. : (17 votes)
    40 %
    No, it's not enough. Add a quilt, or something. : (4 votes)
    10 %
    Just give her the $40 cash and be done with it. : (15 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Can you buy something that you can afford from the registry? While homemade gifts can be nice, they may not be her style.

    Post # 5
    Member
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t think theres a rule that says you have the give the same gift someone gave you. If she gave you $100, that doesn’t mean that you have to spend that much for her. Especially if you really can’t afford it. I think all of those things would be a great suite of gifts. I personally loveeee handmade gifts more than monetary gifts. It means much more to me..

    Post # 6
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    @rubyred605: Look at her registry.. and maybe go to TJ Maxx or Marshalls or something, and find the item there at a lower price.  Then, call her store and say you bought it and it needs to be marked off. 

    I think the handmade gifts are nice, but like PP said, they may not be her style.  But that being said, a gift is a gift…. it doesn’t HAVE to be off the registry. 

    Post # 7
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    @rubyred605:  If she has no registry, then these would be great gifts!  
    The only thing I’d say maybe “no” to, is the embroidered pillow cases.  Screams grandma’s cabin to me.  

    Post # 9
    Member
    1844 posts
    Buzzing bee

    if its her style then I say go for it. I personally love all of these items and would much rather recieve something my friends made me than something purchased. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    If you know your friend and this is her style, go for it.  personally I would probably not use any of these things if they were given to me as they are just not my style.  For me personally, I would prefer a gift card for the $40 to a store like BB&B or Macys.

    Post # 11
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    46412 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If $40 is what you can afford, I am sure she will appreciate the energy, time and thoughtfulness that went into the gifts.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @rubyred605: i think it’s wonderful that you’re putting all the effort in for your friend and they are all beautiful. 

    Post # 13
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    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If it’s her style, I’d say go for it! Otherwise maybe get her something that is a pretty generic gift that everyone needs & can never REALLY have enough of. Ex: towels, washcloths, etc. Things don’t have to be homemade to be inexpensive. I’m sure she’ll appreciate it either way.

     ETA: I think your gifts are beautiful and I’d personally love to recieve them! It is very personal and thoughtful. But things like that just aren’t for everyone so it totally depends on the bride.

    Post # 14
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    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted all 4, but if you were going to leave one out, I would leave out the cake stand as the other three go together (all cloth) :). Beautiful and I think it’s fantastic that you’re doing everything you can for her regardless of the $)

    Post # 16
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    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Though I think that just having you at her wedding will be gift enough, …  if I was the bride, I would rather just have the $40.

    I’m purposely not doing a registry in hopes that I just get cash…  =/

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