Post # 1
We all know we do not get married for gifts but here is my top 3 weird/impolite/unexpected behavior regarding gifts (we were 40 guests):
-One guest told us he prepared an enveloppe for us and after the wedding we found nothing from him…he never replied to our ‘thank you’ emailing.
-One guest asked us to bring a +1 (that we don’t know), they came empty hands and asked us to send our registry link (we did)…it makes 2 weeks and still nothing from them
-One guest came with empty hands (not even a card or a msg on our wedding blog, nothing)
I prefer to laugh about it !
What is your top 3?
PS: sorry for my english.
Post # 3
@mousewife: I don’t think anyone came empty handed to our’s… My step-brother did decline the invite and told us he was going to send us something, but he didn’t (I wasn’t actually expecting him to, as in, I wasn’t surprised).
The oddest gift we got (which was given privately, thank goodness!) was a 1/2 ounce of pot. Yep, you read right, pot. Darling Husband and I had given it up, but I guess they didn’t get the memo ^_^ lol.
One unique gift we got was a Rolling Stones 50th anniversary vodka set. The vodka was filtered using diamonds! It’s actually pretty smooth. It came in a crystal skull bottle, their music, and a wine stopper made out of crystal with the Rolling Stones embleme (the mouth with tongue) hand blown in the middle. Pretty cool stuff.
Other than that, my cousin hand made two pens for us with our names and wedding date on them, Darling Husband really liked them.
Post # 4
These threads always make me cringe. Several people came to our wedding empty handed and I didn’t bat an eye. I was honored that they made time to come share our day with us. I think if brides/couples learned not to EXPECT things, but instead be appreciative when they do receive a gift, they’d be a lot happier and be able to focus on the good of their day and not the things that annoyed them.
Post # 5
@MrsTillerResq: I appreciate my friends and at the same time I do not like uneducated manners.
Post # 6
Oh man I was hoping this would be a “tell the story of your most ungracious gift-receiving of your life” and I was all excited because I have LOTS of stories like that from when I was a kid. Ugh, the amount of times I mortified my poor mother, who definitely raised me better …
Post # 7
I think expecting a gift is pretty poor manners too honestly.
Post # 8
@mousewife: I don’t really think it’s uneducated manners. Coming to our wedding and congratulating us in person I think is a far better gift than a card. Not only that, some brides are completely miffed when a guest doesn’t give a gift. You can’t assume anyone’s financial situation.
Post # 9
Just to preface, I am very very thankful for everything that we have received..
My top 3 are jsut things that made me scratch my head…
My top 3:
– One couple came empty handed (after no showing for the shower.. and had to pay for that missed plate), no card.. nothing.. and the whole time they bitched about not sitting at a certain table
– another couple who talk so much shit about how much money they have and bust on us for not having cable, not using AC 24/7 in the summer, etc… gave us $75.. (which is a generous amount.. but they said to get cable.. on them.. psshhh that wont buy cable)
– We got a card, from Darling Husband godmother, with a ripped piece of paper, saying that our gift is in the mail and we will get it in 2 weeks.. its been almost 2 months.. nothing… funny, her guest that she brought was just one of her girl friends..that we have NEVER met and that friend even gave us cash..(she doesnt even know us..)
Post # 10
The bag one of our gifts came in had a HUGE picture of a penis on it, with the phrase “To have and to hold”
Which is HILARIOUS, except there were kids there!
Post # 11
@MrsTillerResq: thanks for sharing your thoughts. However this post is about sharing on experiences and not debating on ideas and opinions about the topic.
So thanks for sharing.
Post # 12
@Westwood: i was expecting nothing. I am not listing people who did not gave us a gift here, just people who say they will and that havent. 🙂
Post # 13
@BrandNewBride: ahah OMG poor kids !
Post # 14
@graygodess20: your grandma’s case seems to be a ‘classic’, I got the same…I don’t get how people can just lie like this!
Actually, this is why those posts are not popular, people mix ‘unhappy because we did not got a gift” with ‘not being polite’ (cf cases described) which is totally different…
I had a guest, he was nice and polite and he brough us a nice card which was great and kind.
What I dislike here is lying or pretending, this is stupid and impolite.
Post # 15
@mousewife: I wish you could tag something as #funandhumorous #calmyourpantiesdown
Post # 16
Ok, whining about not getting gifts is really…whiny…but I have a couple Not Wedding Related stories about strange gifts…
For my high school graduation, my parents got me one of those inpsirational quote book gift set…the book and a fake rock with a quote on it. I actually like those books, but my 17 year old self was thinking, “Is this a tease?” Nope.
A few Christmases ago, my grandmother got this really gaudy ivory and gold music box thing that is shaped like an egg and about a foot tall! She usually gives really personal, thoughtful gifts, and I swear she probably ‘won’ it from something at her retirement home. Haha. It’s been in a closet ever since…and I do plan on using it as Christmas decor somehow…she raised me with my dad and I’m very sentimental, so even though it’s not at all my style/taste.