(Closed) No wedding gifts?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

for my 1st wedding my mom and dad (both remarried, btw) didn’t give me anything. i was pissed about that! i think your sister def should have given you something…

Post # 4
1696 posts
Bumble bee

Your sister stood beside you while you made your vows: that is the minimum required of a Maid of Honour. Toasts and bachelorette parties are optional (and aren’t traditional anyway; they’re a recent innovation.) You got a “great gift” at your shower, which is nothing to sneeze at, especially since showers are also optional. And, I presume, you got a wonderful husband in the process who should be occupying the majority of your thoughts right now.

If you are angry, you are angry. It doesn’t matter whether you are unreasonable or not in being angry. Face it, and decide what to do about it. You can’t make your sister give you a gift. You can confront her, but you’ll look greedy and mean. You can wait until her wedding and retaliate — but you’ll look vindictive and mean. You can recite all your blessings — including the fact that you HAVE a sister to stand up with you — and try to let go of the anger. Don’t make yourself miserable by dwelling on your injustices.

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