(Closed) We just got our first wedding gift… What was yours?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
418 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got a Roomba…that we didn’t register for. I thought that was odd. We returned it and got $400 of store credit at BB&B. I’m saving it for our pots and pans I think.

Post # 5
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We didn’t do a registry, but we did receive a few monetary gifts already from people who can’t and can make it to the wedding. The people who can make it to the wedding are making us very confused as to if we should send the thank you card now or not….so far we’ve just been sending them generic thank you cards and will send them another after the wedding?

Please let me know what you bees are doing with these early gifts etiquette wise.

Post # 7
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Our first wedding gift arrived six months before the wedding. It was a red waffle maker from our registry at Crate & Barrel. Loved it!

Post # 8
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our first gift was a very very generous cheque of 500 was sent with our RSVP card when they couldn’t make it as they were out of the country. Our second wedding gift was my Vera Wang teapot! I found people who gave physical gifts (non cash or gc) gave them early! It was nice to open the odd gift before the wedding because after wedding there were so many and it was really rushed as we were going on our honeymoon!

Post # 10
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@bobsoon2bewife9887: Thanks! I was thinking of doing the same. Sending a quick email so they know we got it at least. I feel silly sending people 2 thank you cards a month apart …

Post # 11
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

This was our first wedding gift. It says MR. AND MRS. in the corner so it will get one of our wedding photos in it:

I wrote thank you notes as the gifts came in up until about 2 weeks before the wedding. For those we knew were coming, I’d say “We are looking forward to seeing you in September”.

But we aren’t having special thank you cards made, so there’s no official “wedding” thank you.

Post # 13
568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our first gift was two sets or red wine glasses. I LOVE huge bulbous red wine glasses so it was the perfect first gift to receive.

Post # 15
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our first wedding gift was this bad boy…


DH’s grandmother sent it to us as a pre-wedding gift of sorts. She got us our pots and pans for the shower and gave us a VERY generous monetary gift for the wedding so I don’t really know what to consider the vacuum. 

It’s fabulous though. Heck of an upgrade from the electrolux stick vacuum that we had been using. 

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