(Closed) Blown away by wedding gifts. Were You??

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Were you surprised by how much you received at the wedding from guests?
    Yes, in a good way! They were VERY generous! : (20 votes)
    56 %
    Yes, but in a bad way. I felt they were a bit "cheap". : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Nope, we received an amount we were expecting. : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Other? Explain : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think that’s great that your guests were so generous! I haven’t had my wedding yet, but my FI’s family is notoriously stingy. I’m not expecting too much. 

    Post # 5
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I can’t say that I was really surprised by our guests generosity but we were VERY pleased. DH’s brother was married a few years ago so we had a general idea of what we’d receive from their side. My family is small but I’m the only girl (only child) and my cousins are boys who much younger so our wedding was the only big event that our family has had and will have for quite a while. We received a few actual gifts but mostly cash. The monetary gifts that we received were enough to cover the whole cost of our wedding (which we had a lot of help paying for) and leave us with a little extra ontop of that. I wanna get married every year! Lol 

    Post # 7
    4161 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ah, I tried posting earlier but it didn’t work.  Anyway, we were really surprised with the generosity of our guests!  We pretty much had a “free” wedding.  We got a few boxed gifts too which were great.  We also had some family and a couple friends who didn’t even leave a card, but it didn’t really matter, we were spoiled!

    Post # 8
    7291 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I was! We didn’t ask for any gifts or anything, and we were pleasantly surprised 🙂 Everyone came through with something. We are so blessed!

    Congratulations by the way!!!!

    Post # 9
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We were too! On average, our guests gave us around 200.00 to  300.00 per couple. (probably more gave the 300) We also had some guests give us 400 and 500 as well.  We were just happy that everyone made our wedding! We are extremely lucky by their love and support.

    Post # 10
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    What my guests gave doesn’t sound generous compared to what some of you received, but yes, my guests were incredibly generous in the gifts they gave and in the love and support they showed. We are very lucky!

    Post # 11
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We haven’t even had our wedding yet and the gifts we’ve received already have shocked us with how generous they are being.

    Post # 12
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @farmerswife6: My expectations were low; both of our families are stingy. lol So I was really surprised with the gifts we’ve received thus far, I literally wasn’t expecting a thing. And then to be pleasently surprised with the items people chose! 




    Items that are literally useful! Can’t wait to break it all out and start using it all!

    May I add that its wonderful to have rubber spatulas and non-melted/ruined cooking utensils again! lol

    Post # 13
    60 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Our guests were generous–but we got what we had anticipated. We got a bunch of gifts from the registry (I guess our people don’t know that sending it in the mail is much easier) and we got a few thousand in monetary gifts. It’s funny–some of the people who I thought were big spenders were not–and some people who I thought were cheap really hooked us up. I guess it shows that you never can guess. We felt very blessed with our gifts and are still trying to fit them into our house. We had Christmas in November! 



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