(Closed) Have you experienced this with gifts?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have been lucky and have mostly received things from our registries.  The few that weren’t for our registries aren’t even from the stores we registered at, so we don’t know where to exchange them!  I even registered at one store specifically because it was located in the town where most of the guests are from and where the ceremony and receptions are taking place. I’m not a huge fan of the store, but I did it for their convenience. (I had a friend who had a horrible experience getting lots of items chosen for her b/c she didn’t register at a store in the -very small- town.)  I guess try to look on the brightside: at least you can exchange them for things you really do want from the stores!  

Post # 4
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7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve gotten a few things not on our registry, and honestly, I’m thrilled.  Sometimes I get stuck in certain very simple preferences.  These family friends went out of their way to find something that would be beautiful AND practical and I really appreciated the thoughtfulness!

Post # 5
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425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have been watching our registry and slowly things are being bought.  I did notice a few things were bought more then once…. example: we registered for 1 sauce pan and the registry states we have received 2… 

That is sort of annoying because we will have to return one… but Im sure in the end we will have to make returns anyway, so maybe we will just try to make the returns in one trip to the store.

Over all though I am just happy that people are are being so generous. 

Post # 6
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Lucky bees, getting gifts already! LOL

Post # 7
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237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Honestly, I don’t understand this reaction. I’ve seen posts like this before… friends and family took the time and money to purchase a gift in celebration of your wedding. I think you should be able to make time to take it back if that’s an option if you don’t want to keep the gift. There are plenty of things to worry about in wedding planning and this isn’t one of them, in my opinion.

Post # 8
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613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

the registry…let me tell you to expect LOTs of gifts not on the registry or from the place you registered, even if the gift giver knows exactly where you registered and can afford everything on the list.  We’re supposed to be thankful that people give us gifts…that being said, I got A LOT of really wierd stuff and no way of returning it.  If you cant figure out what store its from and you have no use for it, give it away or donate it.  We got USED forks and knives from one guest and a cheese tray covered in roosters from another.  Just write the thank you card and donate it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

What did they get you that annoys you so? I can’t imagine it could be that bad. 

I’ve gotten stuff that’s not on my registry, and for the most part it’s okay. The only weird thing was a can opener — nothing special, just a can opener. Who doesn’t already have one? Maybe if I was still living with my parents…

Post # 10
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773 posts
Busy bee

I kind of get this, honestly.  I got some stuff that wasn’t on my registry, and it was annoying.  I mean, come on people, there’s a list of stuff I want, just pick something and buy it.  Instead I ended up getting duplicates of a lot of things that didn’t go with anything else in my kitchen.  I’m a decor snob, I don’t want your cheap ugly potholder from Walmart.  It’s just irritating because a lot of the non registry gifts seem like the people are giving you a gift just to give you something, and it’s just going to cause you a hassle having to return it.

 

That being said, we got some great gifts that weren’t on our registry.  We love antiques, and several guests got us some cool antique pitchers and milk glass pieces that we really love.  I think it just comes with the territory.  No matter how extensive your registry, some people are just going to buy you what they feel like buying, and there’s not much you can do about it besides write a sweet thank you and let it go.

 

 

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