(Closed) I don’t want to sound like a brat, but…

posted 11 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Seriously!?! Dont they know how hard you worked on it? I hope the store has a good return policy.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think, despite having registries, people will buy what they want to buy. It’s a nice gesture, it’s just a shame they don’t use the tools provided…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ugh… i hate that too…. someone bought us a quilt… its totally not my style… and not on my registry… but there were 5 other blankets and quilts on there to choose from so i just dont get it.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

ugh – i have the SAME rant. why are you giving me all this crap that i did not ask for and now we are trying to figure out where it came from cause we dont want it.

someone said, it looked like you had something like this on your registry, but i didnt have time to go to macys. grrrrrrrr.

i’d rather take the cash. that sounds horrible, but what do you do with all the junk people get you and you dont know where its from????

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@kolsen206: some of the stuff I got that people scraped part of the barcode or price off of, I used the shop savvy app to scan it and figure out where it came from 😉

Post # 8
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Worker bee

My friends got married last summer, and one of the groom’s aunts gave them an entire Christmas-themed bathroom set.  Cartoon Santa Claus shower curtain, toothbrush holder, soap dispenser, rugs, towels, EVERYTHING.  Why’d she get it?  “Bet nobody else will get you that!”

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Man can I relate!!  I just had my bridal shower a couple weeks ago and my Maid/Matron of Honor, who hosted the party, gave me a lovely gift basket full of stuff to take home.  I really appreciate the gesture, and while a lot of it was cute, most of it was useless. Just to give you an idea:

1.  We registered for dish towels to match our new kitchen theme–she put dish towels of her own choosing in the basket.

2.  We registered for really nice stainless steel measuring spoons and cups–she got us some cheap plastic ones from walmart.  The really annoying part is that we already have cheap plastic ones–and they’re breaking.  That’s why we registered for new ones. Because cheap plastic ones are, well, CHEAP.  GAAAH!

3.  We registered for a really nice knife set that comes with a nice pair of kitchen scissors.  She gave us a cheap pair from walmart.

The weirdest part is that she is my Maid/Matron of Honor, she hosted my bridal shower, and she KNOWS WHERE I AM REGISTERED.  And if I needed the items that she bought–wouldn’t I have registered for them????

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

ugh I hated this. I have only white plates and serving dishes. However, some of DH’s family thought that was boring and bought me the same things in blue. Um, ok!?!?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@mwitter80:  Something like that would have made me CRAZY.

It sort of feels ungrateful, but why would someone pick out your china for you???  Especially with that messaging…. “Oh, yours is boring.  We like this better.”  OH I’m SO glad you bought this gift for YOU….geez.  People are odd.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@BeSeeingYou: LOL. Wow, they really wanted to be unique huh? How irritating.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Because people buy you what they would use or what they would want.  That is why we get gift returns.  I know some of the gifts that they got me is because its what they like to use.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

LOL, I understand. We ended up giving a lot of the stuff we couldn’t return to my mom because her versions of whatever it was were really old and my mom is bad about spending money on herself for her own enjoyment. But yes, either way, it is frustrating!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Ugh I hate when people do this.. Its like hello… I walked around the store for hours to pick out exactly what we needed and you totally decided to bypass all the items I put on my list to get something else? So frustrating! Im sorry. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I work at Target, and someone was having a wedding around Christmas.  This lady came up with ornaments and a gift registry and I asked her if they were on the registry.  She said, “Well she had ornaments on her registry, but I didn’t like them, so I bought her there instead because I liked them.”  I just stared at her…like REALLY?  If she wanted those ones, she would have put them on her registry.

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