(Closed) What was your most surprising wedding gift?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@smiles4jo:  Wow! thats an awesome gift! I just got an ipad for Christmas and I love it!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@smiles4jo:  That is a really awesome gift! 

Our guests really didn’t wander too far from our registry.  I was kind of surprised because a good majority of our guests were really artsy.

I would say that our most surprising gifts weren’t necessarily the gifts themselves, but who they came from.  A few of my clients (I’m a massage therapist) gave me checks even though they weren’t invited.  I wasn’t expecting anything from my step dad.  He doesn’t have a lot of money and we aren’t very close, but I just received a check in the mail from him last week.  I thought it was really sweet.

 

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was very surprised to see $50.00 in the envelope of my sister-in-law. I’m sorry, but from where I come from, you cover your plate. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Rubbs:  Wow.

I think the most surprising gift was a pricey entryway bench from C&B. We put it on the registry on a whim, but DH’s dad’s wife’s mom bought it for us! It’s gorgeous but I didn’t think anyone would be spending $600 on a gift for us – what a nice surprise, and it’s beautiful in our house.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

@Rubbs:  was the $50 bad? What so you mean by covering your plate? Lol

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

A wii pack from my ex.  Yup, he was invited and was there,  but we were both shocked when we got it and specially Fiance was super excited!  (im pretty sure it was his favorite gift)

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@QueenSP11:  I’m sorry… I’m confused by your question. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Rubbs:  I dont think she understands that the $50 WAS bad and that in some areas people should atleast cover their plate.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@QueenSP11:  Cover your plate means you should at least pay for the cost of the meal that was provided to you. Depending on where you are that can range wildly. Generally $50 is not enough to cover your meal/service at a wedding though, especially if it’s a dinner and/or formal. So $50 is not enough.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@QueenSP11:  Some circles believe that because you decide to hold a lavish event, you are entitled to a gift that matches or exceeds the cost of serving that person, that is, the cost of their plate of food. Otherwise, it implies that the generosity of your loved ones should be commensurate with your budgetary decisions.

As you can probably gather from my response to this question, I think this is a load of crap and completely against the loving spirit of holding a wedding. I would think any gift should be appreciated and accepted graciously, but that’s just my opinion. </soapbox>

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@gelaine22:  Yeah I thought that might have been it too, and I expected to hear some crap about that, so I guess she’s my first victim. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@Rubbs @QueenSP11  I wasn’t aware either that guests were expected to practically pay for their meal. I will be grateful for any guests that give us $50!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

$500 from a close friend of the family! 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Goodatlove:  yeah, it’s pretty much common courtesy. Actually I always give more than what my plate would cost. In the past when I’ve gone to a wedding solo, I’d give no less than $150. When I brought someone, I’d give $300. 

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