Post # 1
I know I know. This is tacky to talk about. But I am curious. Obviously we dont expect to get a ton of money but we kind of know it is going to happen so me and FI discussed this a big and we are going to buy a nice comfy king size bed and bedframe(we even registered for bedding for it) since right now we sleep on a full size matress that is sitting on another full size matress (long story short, my wondeful 4 year old broke our box spring and we had an extra matress) and we never get any sleep. The rest of the money will go in savings for our new home and I am sure we might take a tiny bit out to get a tv when the time comes.
What about you guys?
Post # 2
We were house hunting at the same time so we used the money once we bought our new place to get the furnishings we needed (we bought a larger place than we moved out of so it was pretty sparse with just our old stuff in it). Nothing too major – a few end tables, a little china hutch, a sofa, a rug, probably some decor things I can’t remember now.
Post # 3
We haven’t talked about it but it will probably go towards furniture.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON
We already had a house so we decided to buy a car.
Post # 5
We used ours toward a down payment on our house. We found and bought our house 2 weeks after the wedding (and now are broke lol… Felt nice to have money for 2 weeks haha).
Post # 6
We are delaying our honeymoon! So we will use ours as a honeymoon fund
Post # 7
We were saving it for a larger down payment when we move, but then I wrote off dh’s car so I let him buy the truck he has always wanted.
Post # 8
We are only anticipating about 5K but we dont expect anything we under registered though so we shall see. All of you guys have awesome things.
On a side note did you guys receive money at the shower or just the wedding? This is so I should know if I should open a savings account before my 3 (yes 3…ugh) showers?
Post # 9
I got a few GCs at my shower. I also got some ‘shower’ money, but it was given by people out of town, and it came with people who attended the wedding, so I got it the same week at the wedding.
Cash gifts got added to our downpayment funds and we bought a house a few years later.
Post # 10
Well since we’re paying for our wedding ourselves, the money will just go back into our checking/savings accounts to recuperate the money we spent on the wedding. We’ll probably use a couple grand for on-shore excursions during our honeymoon cruise. I’m also getting a new car after the wedding so maybe some will go toward the downpayment.
Post # 11
We are eloping so we won’t be getting any presents but if we had a wedding, I’d be using the money towards a new car and a vacation since we’ll prob never go on one!
Post # 12
We put it all into savings and pretend it’s not there. At the moment we don’t need anything that would cost thousands of dollars and we’re not the type to spend it just because we have it. We figure in case of an emergency we won’t have to panic about money.
Post # 13
Provably put it into savings to b use for a down payment on a house.
Post # 14
Most of ours went right into our savings account. We already had money put aside for the honeymoon but we used some of the gift money to splurge a bit more on activities.
Post # 15
Bills. We didn’t get much money.