(Closed) Is it okay to use a wedding gift at the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think I would be flattered if it were me.  Maybe ask the gift giver?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it would be inappropriate and if I gave you the gift I would be happy to see that you like them and are using them!

However, you could always send them a quick email saying how much you love them and then ask if they wouldn’t mind if you used them at the wedding!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’d also be flattered.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Private home

we got our champagne tosting flutes as a gift and then of course used them for the reception – Go for it, I think they’ll be flattered that you couldn’t wait to use them!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it’s inappropriate.  I received toasting flutes and a cake knife and server, all of which I plan to use at my reception.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

I don’t think it is either. If I were the one to give you those gifts and I saw them at the wedding, I’d be pretty flattered.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

The only rule about wedding gifts is that you can’t use them before the wedding.  The reason for this is so they are able to be returned if the wedding gets called off.  Considering you will be using these at the reception.. you will have already done the deed and made it legal.  If you do pull a runaway bride no one will know you tried to use them since the reception probably won’t go on : )  Use ’em!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that’s totally fine. They’d probably be pleased to see their gift in use. One Out of Town guest gave us a piece of artwork. We’ve hung it so that when she comes in early for the wedding she’ll see it hanging in our living room.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’d be flattered if someone did that with my gift!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

People receive toasting flutes and cake cutters as gifts all the time, and they’re always used at the wedding. Go for it!

I would send an early thank you note to the gift giver with a head’s up so they’re not wondering if you received duplicates of the gift.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I say use them, the gift giver will be flattered that you liked them so much that you decided to use them in your wedding!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

uuummm use then and show us pictures please!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree — I’d be totally flattered.  As a gift giver, you always hope that your gift hits the mark, and this would be a great way to show you were excited about their gift. 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper

Sounds okay by me. If in doubt, ask the person who gave it to you.

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