(Closed) My Boss Just Offered Me Money Toward My Wedding Dress!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Not weird at all!!!! How cool is that Gwen! Congrats. . . .

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ummm yes, I find it a little weird. And aside from that, I’m not even sure how ethical it is? I honestly wouldn’t let anyone give me a $750 gift aside from my parents… It just wouldn’t feel right.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Odd, yes.  Would I take the money?  Hell yes

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

WOW! I’ve got pretty darn cool bosses (lake house access, I pick my own hours, they shower me with bonuses and other perks throughout the year!) but this is amazing! Congrats!

Most people spend more time at work than home now-a-days, so having a boss that’s closer to you than a friend or family member is pretty common.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that’s great!  How generous of them!!!!  Yay for you!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

No, I don’t think it’s any weirder than a relative paying for your dress. I’ve had bosses that I was close to and would think of them as close friends (but you know, we never really had problems because I did my work on time and didn’t slack off) and I think their reasoning makes sense! That is awesome and congrats!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh I think it is a bit odd just because I don’t have a clear understanding of the situation.  If feel your heart of hearts you feel this is appropriate (based on your relationship with your boss) and whatnot then I think it’s a LOVELY gesture!  Very thoughtful and generous of them. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It’s definitely not something you hear everyday…but since it’s a gift from your boss AND his wife, you have worked for him for 6 years, and the gift is not lingerie….I say go for it.

But not before you check company policy. I know we can’t accept gifts over a certain dollar amount but I don’t know if that applies to weddings as well.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow, that is amazing! What a gift! eh, it is a little weird but I don’t know your boss or job or anything so if it’s cool to you then… sweet! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It doesn’t sound weird to me….but I’d probably say no and then *I hope they’d insist* and say oh ok ^_^

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think it’s that weird – Future Mother-In-Law is a very generous boss and is constantly doing nice things like that for her employees. I’m with you – accept it, and write a hell of a thank you note. 🙂 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It’s a little strange to me, yes, but then again I hate my boss and the one I had before her so, hell yeah – take the money! That’s awesome.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s a little weird b/c $750 is a lot of money but I don’t know your boss or your situation! I agree, check the policies on that sort of stuff.

I think i’d feel kinda guilty accepting my boss’ money though….versus a family member’s.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

It might be some kind of conflict of interest – like you could never report into a relative or your husband. But then again I am inviting both my boss’s to my wedding, so I’m sure they will spend some money on a gift and it will probably be more than average. If you feel uncomfortable with $750, maybe accept some of it like $400. I would just feel weird b/c I would be afraid such a generous gift might lead towards higher expectations at the office. You know?

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