(Closed) Is it REALLY bad luck?

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

i guess if you’re into believe that stuff, anything can happen, you can will your luck to make yourself think things… πŸ˜›

i personally don’t think the use of an appliance is going to affect your marriage outcome! πŸ˜‰ but to each her own!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think it’s kind of silly – if you have the gift already, why not use it?! Smile

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are not using our gifts until the wedding.  We are already living together and my mom has convinced me that by saving the gifts until after the wedding will help make after the wedding really feel like the start of a “new us” as a couple.  I guess it will be fun to essentially be able to throw out everything in our kitchen at once and replace with all new stuff!!!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t use our stuff because we were moving right after the wedding but if that weren’t the case, I wouldn’t have not used stuff before the wedding just because of that!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we’re already using ours πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We are already using our stuff. Because we are running out of room to store the new items and so I started packing up the old items.  I just had our shower this weekend so I really haven’t had many items until now.  We get married in 2 weeks so I’m thinking it is close enough now.  Plus I’d like to get a start on washing the items and returning items too.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve never heard that!   Luckily the few gifts I’ve gotten already remain in their original boxes, untouched.  But that’s just because I hate my kitchen and we’re moving shortly after the wedding so I’d rather wait until we’re in a space I love.  The things on our registry are just replacements of things we’ve had for years (we’ve been living together for 6 years) so its not like we’re really going without.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I still have to move in with him after the wedding, and after that we may  have to move again so most likely a lot of ournew stuff may have to be in storage.  Had it not been that for that though, I would have already used it.  Luck is what you make of it. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t worry, there’s no such thing as bad luck unless you make it so. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

I’ve heard its bad luck too, but I’m not using it because I’m more concerned I’ll want to return something we receive. 

We decided not to use any of our gifts until after the wedding.  Our thought is, if something is discontinued between now and the wedding, we’d rather return it and get something else rather than deal with tracking down that glass or plate or whatever to complete our set. 

A recently married friend didn’t receive but a few of her pots and pans, but she REALLY wanted new pots and pans.  So she returned some “nice to have” gifts and used the $$ to get her pots and pans.  I plan on doing the same thing if we don’t get some of the items on our registry that we are most excited about. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Texas – That is a really good point too! 

I am not saying its bad luck, but I think there are some reasons/arguments as to why not to use the gifts before the wedding. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve heard the bad luck thing. We didn’t use our stuff until after the wedding. I moved to my FI’s condo a few days before the wedding. Most of his old kitchen stuff was given away and I didn’t want him messing up our new stuff. I.E. he’d put everything in the Dishwasher, even not dishwasher safe stuff, so I wanted to make sure I was around to educate him.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

I always thought it was more of an etiquette thing, bc if you called off the wedding (not saying you would!) but then you should return the presents in theory

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