(Closed) Have you changed how you give gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Nope. 🙂 I always give the most RANDOM gifts that the couple registers for. Deep fryer, 8 sets of tongs, things that are seemingly totally useless. I don’t know why but I think it’s hilarious (and, of course, they registered for the stuff…) 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Yes I’ve changed how I give gifts in terms of how much I spend. I used to drop ALOT more money that I could really afford but learned that no one else in my circles is spending nearly that much, so I shouldn’t stress my finances to do so.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@penguin: I do this too Embarassed. I look for the strangest thing on their registry.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I usually try to get together with other guests and get some large thing from the registry. Or a gift card for whatever store they are registered at, that way it’s much easier to transport and they can choose what they like.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: LOL. Glad I am not alone! I also like to give shower inappropriate gifts at the shower…like tool kit or something really practical and not cute (more manly). I’m a jerk. And it’s not even really that funny because the couple registered for it, so it’s not even really a “gag” gift or anything. I don’t know what my problem is. Haha. I think I’m just too engrossed in weddings all day every day to take anything seriously! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I spend more now, knowing how much work goes into the wedding!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Meowkers: I will be! I *really* wanted that 4 slice toaster and i am going to hate buying it myself. But i neeeed it!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Haha, actually, I still look for fun things because almost all we got WAS the practical stuff. Whether we registered for it or not! We have SO many towels and measuring cups! Haha =)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@penguin: My sense of humor never stops I suppose. Some people take things wayyyyy to seriously haha. I mean I’d never wrap up a sex toy or something (unless they asked for it) but I like when they open my gift and everyone has the ??? look. Hahaha yeah, that’s my gift lol.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

I usually get something totally random that no one else would probably get. I’m kind of bitter because more than anything we wanted the towels on our registry. We went super practical with everything, but picked a few splurges- including the towels. Only one person bought any (she’s my favorite 🙂 ). So now I’ll try to find something that looks way over priced for what it is, but if it’s in my budget, I’ll get it.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Meowkers:  I am hoping and praying for the practical stuff too!  Just finished registering and I will prob take the $200 sheet set off.  I can get nice sheets at Target!  I was torn on registering for China as well since I would rather get the actual stuff we would use on a daily basis. 

Most people I buy something fun but not unusual.  They def registered for it.  Like a Nambe bowl or a tiered server.  Let their mom buy the pots and pans!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I always get the boring stuff, I figure if you didnt want or need it you wouldnt have registered for it. 

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