Post # 1
I am having a post wedding dinner party for my relatives, since they couldn’t make the trip from Toronto to Montreal for my wedding.
My aunt emailed me to ask what I would like in terms of gifts. I wasn’t necessarily expecting gifts, but if they wanted to give something, of course that would be very nice! Especially since we just bought a house; there are a lot of things we need.
What should I say, do you think? Maybe something like ‘Please don’t feel that you have to bring a gift, but if you did want to bring something, anything from you will be appreciated!’ Or, something like that? Any ideas??
Thanks so much!!!!
Post # 4
Did you have a bridal registry featuring household items? If not, I don’t think it’s too late to create one, as long as the store’s system will allow you to enter your wedding date retroactively.
Post # 5
If you’re registered, just tell them “You really don’t need to get us anything. But if you do want to bring something, we’ve registered at X store”
Post # 6
@VAwife: Yep! That’s what I would say.
I always feel awkward when people ask me what we want them to buy or wear O_o……I get asked all sorts of stuff.
Post # 7
Can you have whoever is related to her, your mom or dad, explain you just bought a house, GC’s would be great or cash? We didn’t do a registry and when my relatives asked I just said GC’s or money, we are combing two houses so we don’t need any dishes or things.
Post # 8
Okay, thanks for the ideas!! I am registered, but I think that my mom’s relatives would find that sort of tacky (they’re pretty old fashioned when it comes to things like that), so I don’t want to mention that. I think I’ll mention gc’s, and also that we need some things around the house??