(Closed) Gifts or no Gifts…

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: If you had an engagement party thrown for you, did the guest bring gifts?
    Yes : (7 votes)
    70 %
    No : (3 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Some did- some didn’t.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I didn’t have an engagement party. But I, and most people in my circle, bring gifts when invited to one

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Fiance parents threw us an engagement party about 13 months our from our wedding. They asked that we please start a small registry with moderately priced items (almost all less than $20.)

    Some people didn’t bring us anything, but most people brought something…lots of champagne, and other small things, gift cards, etc. A few people got us things off of our registry.

    People did what they wanted to do…I didn’t expect any gifts but most opted for small ones…wine, champagne, etc. We did not open gifts during the party.

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Yes, all but I think 2 people gave us an gift at the engagement party.  All giftcards or cash.  No one brought physical gifts even though my Mother-In-Law wanted me to register before the party.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I had a small engagement party, mostly just so my family could meet FI’s family. The only person who gave us a gift was my grandmother, and it was wedding related supplies.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My engagement party is in two weeks and the hostess asked me to start a registry because her side of the family considers it like a couples’ shower.  My friends/family won’t bring gifts because that isn’t how we roll.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We had an engagement party and honestly neither of us even thought about gifts, until people started emailing and asking what to get us.  lol Almost everyone gave some sort of gift – mostly cash since we were in the Netherlands for the party and were going to be flying to the USA for the wedding and to live.  BUT, for most of the people there, this was their opportunity to give us a gift since they weren’t going to be able to make it to the wedding.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We got a few gifts, but mostly cards with well wishes. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I had one, and nobody brought gifts, but I never knew that it was common to receive them! I didn’t expect any

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I didn’t vote, but we had an engagement party and did not encourage gifts (no registry, people were told if they asked we just wanted them to come).  We still received a small handful, ranging from a bottle of wine to some very nice candle holders.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    I didn’t even know gifts were part of an engagement party… 🙂

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