Post # 1
I just had to shout this to someone, and neither my mom or my fiance are answering their phones!
My boss (whom I am very close with and have worked with for 6 years) just came into my office and said that he and his wife, as their gift to me, would like to pay for the first $750 of my wedding dress! GAHHHHH!!!
He said he knows weddings are sacred, and if I wasn’t interested, that was okay. But they’d rather do that than give me a pair of “stupid candlesticks or something.”
I don’t find this weird – my parents are contributing to our wedding but mostly the man and I are paying for it. I am super excited at what I think is a super kind gesture! Just wanted to share!
Do you think this is werid?
Post # 3
Not weird at all!!!! How cool is that Gwen! Congrats. . . .
Post # 4
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
Odd, yes. Would I take the money? Hell yes
Post # 6
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
I think that’s great! How generous of them!!!! Yay for you!
Post # 8
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?