(Closed) "People haven't gave gifts since like 50 years ago!"

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
9115 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I beg to differ that candy and snacks are “Gourmet foods”.


I liked the sentiment of the gift. The bride is just a bitch.

Post # 4
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

They are horrible.  The diminished the gift by picking out candy items to try to make it seem like it wasn’t a thoughtful gesture when it also included pasta and baking items.

The real heart of it was when one of the brides said “Weddings are to make money for your future.”  Unfortunately this is a really sad view that seems to be becoming more common.

Post # 6
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ha there was already a big thread about this. Those b’s have no class.

Post # 7
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

yes, this was discussed already

btw, it wasn’t gourmet food. it was marshmallow fluff and jolly ranchers


stupid thoughtless gift, awful bride

Post # 9
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LissaBeans:  personally, if i got a gift like this, i would be psyched! it is a lighthearted, carefree and whimsical gift – not to mention consumable – that came in a cute little picnic basket.

i think people are missing the entire point of weddings. it is a COMMITMENT CEREMONY, with your family and friends coming to witness you commiting your life to another person, forever. joining families. it’s not a fundraiser. if people want to give gifts, that is of course beyond generous and they should be copiously thanked – NO MATTER THE GIFT. gifts are not mandatory.

these are the types of couples whose marriages fail miserably, because they alienate their support systems (families and friends) and will have no one there for them in 30 years when they need them and their marriage isn’t in the honeymoon phase any more. brides like this make me sad for humanity.

Post # 11
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@LissaBeans:  I would hate to go to a wedding, give a gift I deem adequate and then have someone inform me how much my plate and my FI’s plate cost them and how rubbish my gift is.

What is WRONG with these people?

My Future Mother-In-Law once got half a bag of spuds for a Xmas gift – now that’s bizarre, but I was taught NEVER to look a gift horse in the mouth because it’s RUDE.

Post # 12
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

@bebero:  It wasn’t just the junk food, the brides took out all of the other things to make the basket look worse. The guy had actually included a bunch of gourmet pastas, sauces, and baking stuff in the basket as well.

Post # 15
10603 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Mrs. Doily:  It was discussed before, it was store brand (president’s choice).  Not what I consider to be gourmet.

Post # 16
113 posts
Blushing bee

When I first started reading the article and heard what they had given as a gift I thought it was such a lovely idea. They had given pasta’s and salsa’s and proper food as well as little treats like the fluff. I actually thought it would be a lovely idea for a wedding I shal be attending with my boyfriend. Things that the couple can actually USE.

Now of course the gentleman didn’t know their dietry restrictions, and that was unfortunate but I think it was down right RUDE of the couple to call him out on it. If they didn’t like it, they could have sold the items or given them away to other people, but they shouldn’t expect to be given money. And hey, if they’re hungry and can’t afford to eat, someone just gave you a basket of food.

I personally never give money as a gift. I don’t even like to give gift cards, I prefer to BUY something for someone else. I have no issue if they sell it on, or even to be asked for a reciept, but if someone did that to me I would be disgusted.

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