Post # 31
I’d say we use almost everything we got from our wedding. Only thing we got rid of was some mismatched glasses someone gave us from a thrift store. There wasn’t anything wrong with them, but we already have plenty of mismatched glasses plus a nice set of matching ones. A few people got us keepsake things that I don’t like that much…a mantel clock, an embroidered blanket, figurines, etc. We keep them out on display because again, there’s nothing wrong with them and the thought was nice even if they aren’t our style.
Post # 32
My family loves wine as well, and since we use our wine glasses a lot, we end up breaking one on a fairly regular basis. If you’re anything like us, having a supply of glasses to bring in when one breaks will probably be pretty handy!
Post # 33
My husband got a little zap happy and zapped a cake stand. I have no idea why we would need a cake stand. We returned it and a couple of other items and used it to buy clothes for our honeymoon. LOL. Maybe that’s wrong but it was in the form of a Macy’s gift card soooooo
Post # 34
I wish it was that tomato bowl, then I could have actually used it by putting something in it!
Post # 35
picture frames that were off registry. They were shiny tacky “bridal” frames that I absolutely hated so I sold them since I didn’t know where to return them too. The same person just gave me another picture frame for my baby shower that also does not match anything in our home. Oh well.
Post # 36
We registered for 4 stemless wine glasses, received approximately 36. We don’t even drink wine. Just thought it would be nice for our friends to have them when we were hosting.
Post # 37
Those are great ideas! I think I’ll use it as a towel holder for the guest bathroom. FIL is coming to visit next weekend. Thanks for the suggestions!
Post # 38
We received a quilt from DH’s grandmother. I thought it was something that represented their family or something, or something she made, so I thought it was sweet. DH found out she just got it last minute from a thrift shop which explains why it has a smell to it (thats why I thought maybe it was a family thing she was passing down). It doesn’t match anything in our house and is kinda odd looking. We have it in the closet in our guest bedroom and probably won’t use it otherwise, but I didn’t have the heart to throw it out.
We also received a picture frame with a copy of our wedding invitation that we have no idea who it was fom. While it’s a sweet idea, I just don’t know what we will do with it other than save it to look back on.
We registered for an instant pot that I have not gotten out of the box yet. I do plan on it, but haven’t gotten around to it yet – I’ve heard they are major game changers and I’m excited to try it out.
We registered for those 2 cube organizers from Target to use as nightstands, and our Target registry messed up so we received 7 of them. We took them back for store credit. We also received 9 towels when we registered for 4 in that color (and 4 in another color that were also purchased). Luckly we just moved to a bigger house with more bathrooms, so it worked out fine – now we have plenty of towels for our bathroom and our guest bathroom. I’ve heard Target has had a lot of similar issues with their registries not updating, resulting in lots of duplicates.
Post # 39
I’m 😂 at everyone who got a tacky gift off registry. We had lived together for six years but we purchased a home right before the wedding so many people were happy to furnish our house as we moved in so recently.
Off registry we received two sets of coasters, a full plastic dish set with ocean animals from Pottery Barn, which is nice but we already have a full dish set. And someone else got me large a golden octopus. Yes, I’m serious. It’s exactly what it sounds like.
People know I love the ocean but even that is a little much. I’m going to put it up in my new classroom and have it be a weird conversation starter.
Post # 40
- Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom
We gave away towels that were the same brand as the ones on our registry, but different colors than what we wanted. DH wouldn’t touch them:P The most interesting gift we got and didn’t use was a set of 6 jars of different pickled vegetables! They weren’t home pickled vegetables – it looked like they were special ordered from a place in our state. It was from an older couple that DH befriended in our neighborhood. We gave the pickles to my mom and Mother-In-Law.
Post # 41
I love my immersion blender! Lol. I like making squash soups with them, especially butternut squash soup.
Post # 42
All the items we registered for were upgrades to what we already owned, for the most part. So the only gift that I was rather ‘wtf’ about was a kokopelli clock. I still hung it up but it hasn’t told the right time for months. Eventually we’ll have a guest room it can hide in for the rest of its life. Weirdly though, we had sheets on the registry and my mom seems to be clinging to that one – I think I’ve gotten 4 sets of sheets from her since that time (2 years ago). One of those is definitely still unopened. How fast does she think we’ll run through our sheets when she never buys new ones for herself? lol.
ETA: immersion blenders are awesome if you like bean soups. Also fantastic for mixing pancakes and giving them another whirl before pouring when they’ve sat. Used to make smoothies with them too until Mother-In-Law sent me a vitamix. Don’t send it back!
Post # 43
- Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas
I would have loved to receive the crystal items that some PP were complaining about!!!!
We didnt’ do a registry, but received some gifts anyways. The worst was this ugly wrought iron picture frame. Not my style at all, and it’s a weird smallish size anyways. We still have it, but I’ll be suprised if it follows us when we move.
Honestly, we were a bit shocked we didn’t get an ugly two foot high frog statue. A few years ago when his older brother got married, someone started giving them frog themed items. They hated it! To stir the pot we included this ugly garden frog statue in their wedding gift as a joke (we also gave them a real gift as well). They always threatened to send it back to us, and we figured our own wedding would have been the perfect time to perpetual this horrible gag gifting joke. 🙂
The best gift was from his grandmother who, at our rehearsal dinner, gave us this small antique glass cruet. I was thrilled!!! I collect old glass (usually items made in the 1800s to early 1900s), and this fits in my collection perfectly. She completly didn’t know this at all as we aren’t close, but we sat and talked about it for a long time that night. She was thrilled that I loved it.
Post # 44
Seriously, if you like to cook, keep the immersion blender. I can’t believe how often I find myself pulling ours out – it’s so convenient and useful.
We returned a set of really big wine glasses (I like smaller ones and we have SO many wine glasses already) and a set of pots/pans we didn’t registre for (nowhere to put them). Other than that, we loved (and use) everything – both from the registry and off-registry.
Post # 45
He would look cute at Christmas time wearing a Santa hat!