(Closed) What was your strangest/oddest/worse wedding present you received?? For fun!

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

By the time of my wedding, I had already lived in the Netherlands for 5 years and I was well over having the tourist junk from the shops in Amsterdam, etc around my house.

So what did we get from someone? All the cheap tourist junk like wooden shoe keychains, delft blue table cloth with the typical dutch kiddos and windmills, a wooden windmill cookie cutter, wooden tulips, and some other stuff.  Kind of made both of us scratch our heads.

Post # 63
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@lolot:  HAHAHAHA!!  I’m trying not to burst out laughing here at work.  I just can’t even fathom the thought process behind buying some a bidet as a wedding gift!

Post # 65
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@lolot:  we got one, too! But it was meant as a joke, since the friend who gave it to us also gave us a Waterford crystal flower vase we had registered for. In my thank you note to the friend, I said we would be sure to think of him every time we used the bidet. But really, I think it’s going to go to Goodwill without ever being hooked up to a toilet.

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@MrsWoW:  You MUST ask her if they send the turkey ready to bake once he’s reached maturity!

Post # 67
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We were pretty lucky. Most people gave cash or gave on the honeymoon registry. For the showers we got a bunch of stuff from the registry. The off registry stuff we got – 

Knives that are nice and I guess we can replace some of our old knives

A scrapbook for our honeymoon that is amazing!

A set of three very large and imposing wood candlesticks. My husband and I both immediately thought about eht game Clue, because you could seriously kills someone with these things. They’re hefty. But they look nice and I found a place for them so I’ve decided I kinda like them.

2 serving dishes that are nice and we’ll probably use.

German incense holder from hubby’s aunt – she buys them for everyone in the family so this was her way of welcoming me to the family. And it’s cute. So I like it.

1 footed white serving dish with a big serving spoon that is wavy on one sides and has “Berry Good” stamped on the handle. This came without a card. I dont’ know who gave it (and therefore don’t know who to thank). I also don’t know exactly what it is. I’ve never seen a spoon like this before. I’m assuming like for a berry crumble or parfait or something? I don’t really know. It seems nice but I have no idea what to do with it.

Post # 68
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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@cooperlove:  Hilarious, right?!  The friends who gave it to us are super super funny, so it was tongue-in-cheeck… But they actually have one at their house that my husband quite enjoys using, so he is psyched to set ours up.  Ok honey, if you want. 

Also, my husband is a hospital nurse and had previously told his friend that he was ok with the cleaning-up-poop aspects of the job, because the first dignity in life is having a clean asshole and giving that dignity to people is a big kindness.  Their card said, “Congratulations!  Have some dignity.”  Ha!

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@LavenderHouse:  That is SO funny that you got one too!  Ours was half-joke for sure, but he’s insisting we keep it.  Have you used one?  It’s kind of awesome when you get used to the icy stream of water…

Post # 69
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We were opening gifts (with our parents in the room) and in the middle of a gift with some of the flour/sugar canisters we registered for was this:

Both DH and I were staring at it, trying to figure out what in the world it was and if it was appropriate to pull out of the bag in front of our parents.  We finally did, and they had no idea what it was either.  It was in the best man’s gift bag, so we texted him and asked and he didn’t know what we were talking about.  Finally, like 4 months later, we found out that it’s a facial hair threader/remover.  The best man didn’t give it to us, so our best guess is that someone just tossed it into a random gift bag at the reception.  

 

Our other odd gift was from my great-aunt whose very much a crafty person.  She cut apart our wedding invitation and decorated a clock with the pieces (the clock doesn’t work at all) and then painted us a two wooden spoons with faces and hats on them.  

Post # 70
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

The weirdest thing we got was a cash gift believe it or not, but it was for some weird amount, a check written out for like $13.56. Wondering where in the world they come up with a number like that, lol. But still appreciated!

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We haven’t recieved it yet…I just show it was purchased for our registry. Pottery Barn shows any items purchased for you…

Anyway, I see some monogram letter mugs purchased for us NOT on the registry. I did however ask for mugs from BBB that we would use. Anyway, I don’t mind so much that it’s got our new last name initial on it but the font is not me at all. I saw them when we registered and didn’t like them. But the thing I find more odd is they saw our registry and then chose to buy something NOT on it. To me, a gift card would be more useful…and these things aren’t cheap! 

I have a shower soon so hopefully they will show up. We are having a Destination Wedding so I doubt it’s for after. I appreciate that anyone got us anything at all but to me, it seems like a lot of trouble. 

The only thing I can think of is that PB got items wrong again and it’s my grandmother that ordered them. They sold her beer glasses we never registered for and then sold her the monogramming on it, so it couldn’t be returned. 

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We have been together for many years, so we had a very small registry. Everybody asked what we needed and the only thing that I didn’t have was potholders. So I got many nice gifts, which all included potholders. Not 5 or 10, not even 50… I have over 100 potholders! Nice ones, ugly ones, teflon ones, square ones, round ones, checkered ones, glove ones, BBQ ones… you get the picture. 

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Kitchen tongs and a digital scale.  We had an online honeymoon registry that was essentially a way for us to get cash and then spend it on whatever we want later.  So, why anyone would go out and buy us kitchen tongs…I just don’t understand it.  They didn’t leave a note or a card or anything with it either, so we have no idea who it’s from!!

Cutest present was a congratulations card signed by our flower girl with a $5 bill in it.  So precious!!

Post # 74
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We got lots of random stuff, unfortunately. Mostly basic kitchen gadgets that we didn’t need, or something we registered for, but a different kind (ex. I registered for 4 lidded, glass mixing bowls, and we ended up with two plastic ones). It was hard being handed several gift bags full of stuff at a random “bridal shower,” none of which were even from where we registered.

We also ended up with a crystal 1980s bride and groom figurine and two crystal champagne glasses, both from DH’s grandma. Too bad we’ve already told her several times that we DO NOT WANT crystal of any kind.

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

Oh boy.  Ours weren’t terrible, but kind of strange still. 

We got a set of blue and green happy face kitchen utensils.  Like a peeler, a slotted spoon (the slots are the eyes and mouth of the happy face) and a bunch of other things.  All dark blue with at least one green happy face on it.  They were from an invited guest’s daughter and her family who I barely knew and who weren’t invited.  We only just figured out who it was from, I had to ask my mom because I didn’t recognize the name!

The other strange one was a card, just a card, from a couple, the male’s name being “Claus”.  I don’t know a Claus!  But I don’t feel too bad not sending a thank you…

We also got a butterfly dish, that we didn’t register for and doesn’t go with anything else in our house (let alone the fact that I don’t like butterflies much, and we’re not sure religious…).  It’s this dish:

I’m sure lots of people really like it (I keep seeing this pattern at Macy’s), but it really really isn’t us!

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Not me but during their engagement my friend’s relative got them what I can best describe as a religious sex manual. 

It was a book called something like “What to expect on your wedding night”.  It seemed geared toward a very young or sheltered couple who had never so much as held hands before their wedding and it was super religious.  My friend is an atheist who had lived with Fiance for years.

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