Post # 1
What were your gift issues?? Did everyone who attended the wedding GET you a gift? What was the craziest gift you got?
For us, only slightly more than 1/2 of our guests who attended the wedding gave us some kind of gift, card included. I know they have a year but, I was still kind of shocked by this!
Also, we got a ton of off-registry gifts. Three guests (yes 3!!) FRAMED our invitation as a wedding gift to us. One guest picked out a pink mat and gold frame.. and another a pink mat and pressed dried flowers surrounding the invitation.. Not really our taste, but I appreciate the thought!
And there was one other gift that was so ugly but I don’t even want to mention because i feel so ungrateful saying I don’t like it..
Post # 3
Not married yet, but had some weird shower gifts.
Several of my aunts seem to do a lot of yard-saling and bargain shopping. We got champagne glasses that say 2010 on them. I’m sure these were made for the new year, and were on sale. I guess 2010 will always be a significant year for us, but still a little odd. We’ll probably keep them in a box and only break them out when we have more than 10 people who need to toast something.
We got a decanter we didn’t register for, when we already had a nice monogrammed one. Regift.
We got a wooden plaque with a religous saying on it. The aunt this came from is religious and we aren’t. We’ll probably Goodwill it.
I got a box of thank-you cards that said wedding shower and wedding on them. Hint much? But certainly useful!
I got a little nightie and robe that had the tag marked out like it was from an outlet. That one I’m cool with–it makes no difference to me and it saves them money!
Post # 4
That is so weird about the invitations framed!! I cant believe only 1/2 got you guys a gift. Was this half of all people that attended or half of all people that were invited? Also, please share the final gift – promise we wont judge you!!! Also, when did people really start buying stuff from your registry. So far besides my bridal shower we have only received 2 gifts from our guests. Our wedding is 45 days away!