(Closed) Just for fun, to use or not to use??

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are you using shower gifts before or after the wedding?
    Before. : (37 votes)
    60 %
    After. : (16 votes)
    26 %
    Undecided. : (9 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Depends on what the gift is because we are moving so I’ll hold off till we are moved. If we werent moving though I’d open them up the first chance I got

     

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    We waited. It was kind of fun to wait. We set some stuff up so that we could use it as soon as we got back though. I’m not exactly supersitious, but I don’t see the point in not keeping to traditions that are fairly easy to keep with and that aren’t that inconvenient. It’s not like my life was more difficult because I waited 2 months to change my flatware or everyday out or start using my burr coffee grinder instead of a blade grinder.

    Post # 6
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    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I felt weird using them before we got married, but I’m pretty sure we did!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We had them all unwrapped and sitting in a pile in the living room.  I’ll be honest I still haven’t used some of them and it’s been 2 months!

    It was easy not using the shower gifts since that was the day before the wedding.  🙂

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It never occurred to me to wait.  In fact, my Nespresso came 5 months before the wedding with a note from my girlfriends that they wanted me to enjoy an extra 5 months of espresso!

    That said, we live in a tiny apartment, so we are saving certain gifts (such as our beautiful dinnerware) for our first home together.  I am really looking forward to setting up a real home as a married couple.

    Post # 9
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    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I used them!  I was pretty sure we were going through with the wedding… 😉

    Post # 10
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    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    I’ll use them! We already got a lovely engagement gift–a framed picture commemorating our wedding date–and that’s hanging up already. My rule is just that you can’t use them until you’ve sent the thank you note.

    Post # 11
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    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You guys mean I have to wait 2 months to play with my new toys?!  Haha.  I actually never thought about this.  I have a feeling that Fiance is going to want to dig in right away.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m undecided, lol.  More than likely no unless we move in together before.  

    Post # 13
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    35 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    My Mom and Mother-In-Law would KILL me if we even tried to use them before the wedding.  Old italian tradition that the MOB stores all the gifts until after the wedding.  So I guess since they won’t be in my place until then, I really don’t have the temptation.

    Post # 14
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    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    We have started using them.  Everyone kept asking if we liked ‘xyz’ so I wasn’t even aware of waiting until after the wedding.

    Post # 15
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    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We just remodeled and painted the master bedroom, so I know we’re going to definitely use the sheets we got…most of the other things will probably stay in their boxes for now — my fiance is just excited to get rid of the green and blue sheets that don’t match with the new purple and grey bedroom.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We’re waiting, but not for the wedding!  The house we live in now has TERRIBLE well water.  All of our other dishes and things are stained.  We’re moving next month and once we’re in the new place you’d better believe I’m busting all of it out!

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