(Closed) Not sure how to handle this.

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Wow thats so random. I could understand if it was part of a gift, but that alone is just odd.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow, that does sound off.  Maybe their wedding was a low budget wedding or maybe it’s a joke…I hope it’s a joke.  What did the other bridesmaids say?

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That’s horrible!  I would definitely say something, with the other bridesmaids of course.  Just put it out there that the gift she gave made you guys feel like she didn’t really appreciate what you guys did for HER and HER wedding.  That’s just not right! 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh weird! I can’t imagine anyone wanting a Pocketbac over even a heartfelt card :(.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I could see it being okay if it was part of like a travel/getting ready kit kind of thing with maybe some tissues, lip gloss, etc.  By itself is strange though. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, how many bridesmaids were there?!  Did she give each of you the same exact kind?  It sounds like she maybe forgot about gifts and just grabbed the first thing she could find, but WOW.  So bizarre!… Or is it possible she’s mad at you guys? Or does the bride have OCD?  I don’t get why/how she would think that’s an appropriate gift.

Sort of funny semi-related story… My Future Mother-In-Law is an extremely difficult person.  Like, I can’t even begin to explain.  She’s just a pain in the @ss and not very pleasant to be around,  But anyway, people ALWAYS give her antibacterial hand gel as a gift.  Every birthday and Christmas she gets like 5 of them or more.  She’s not a germophobe or anything, people just never know what to get her. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i am a Bridesmaid or Best Man in a wedding this weekend and i can say honestly that if i received that as a gift i would be a little miffed to say the least. even a candle would have been better and takes just as little thought or personalization….

i wouldnt say anything though… i know the etiquette is that the bride gives her girls a gift, but i would feel weird telling someone they didnt get me a good enough gift.

in your case, the gift reached a new level of suck-age, but still…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Wow. I would have been speechless.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would have done like a set, and had a pocketpac match… but not just…. that is off.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had to google “pocketbac” first just to see what is was – mini bottles of hand sanitizer??  Wow thats really lame.  Ouch.  Though I don’t really know what you can say to her…

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Stammie16:  I had to google it, too.  Geeze.  I would have been so confused and hurt.  :-

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

Did she pay for the dresses or anything else you needed for the wedding?  Hotel room, etc?  I was in a wedding where I didn’t get anything (not even a card), but the bride gave me the fabric and pattern to have the dress made.

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