(Closed) I was given another brides centerpiece as a wedding shower gift??????

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Does anyone else think it's weird to recieve another bride's centerpiece as a bridal shower gift???
    Umm... yeah! : (169 votes)
    95 %
    No!! That's an awesome gift! : (8 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    That is a weird gift…maybe she thought you guys would have forgotten it was from her wedding?  If that was going on, it’s tacky, but whatever.  You can always donate it.

    Post # 4
    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    maybe for good luck?

    Post # 5
    233 posts
    Helper bee

    Maybe she thinks you could display it in your home?

    Post # 6
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    That’s very strange but I’d probably laugh it off and start a whole new tradition. You can regift it to the next of your friends to have a bridal shower. That centerpiece can make the rounds since I doubt anyone will actually want to keep it for themselves. 

    Post # 7
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Maybe she thought she was starting a tradition, sort of a Sisterhood of the Traveling Centerpieces kind of thing, but even so, I think she should have brought you a REAL gift in addition to that. Yeah, it’s the thought that counts….but how much thought could possibly have gone into pulling something out of the closet and knocking the dust bunnies off?

    Post # 8
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Maybe she was trying to be funny…?

    I totally don’t get this either.  

    Post # 9
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Definitely weird.  I would probably end up throwing it away…

    Post # 10
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    That is wierd….lol

    Post # 11
    2605 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Huh. I was expecting that she brought you the centerpiece, but tried to pass it off as a new bouquet or something.

    But her telling you it was a centerpiece suggests to me that it’s more of a symbolic gift, like a good luck charm. It’s not any sort of tradition I’ve heard of but, eh–kinda cute, I suppose.

    Post # 12
    196 posts
    Blushing bee

    Maybe she was going for the “something old” angle…?  But honestly that is just strange.

    Post # 13
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would keep and regift to your next friend who gets married.  Then again for baby showers dressed up with pacifiers.

    how strange.  Make it something fun.

    Post # 14
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    This makes no sense, for all the reasons you listed, and then some. This “gift” confuses me. Did she mean it as decoration for the shower?

    Post # 15
    2711 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think it’s strange, but maybe she was trying to start a new tradition or thought it would be good luck.  I’d like to think that was the case as opposed to her using it because she had nothing else.

    Post # 16
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @UpstateCait:  I like this idea so long as you don’t think it would offend the “gift” giver.

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