Post # 17
We used one gift before the wedding: a Keurig coffee maker from my SIL. Everything else sat down in one of our spare bedrooms until after the honeymoon. But I agree with you on waiting until after the wedding to use most/all of the gifts. My little sister ended up calling off her engagement, and she couldn’t even return half the gifts because they had already used them (like towels, sheets, etc…). It made a difficult time even more stressful because she didn’t know what to do with the used gifts.
Post # 18
otb- No hard feelings. 🙂 I just didn’t want people to think that worries about my relationship were the motivation behind my post.
Post # 19
We’ll be waiting. We already have a little pile started in one of the spare bedrooms.
Post # 20
I’m not planning on using any of my gifts before the wedding, but I have a different motivation than superstition or etiquette.
I really want to start off our marriage with “new” things. We’ve lived together for 4 years – and I’m happy with our decision – but I feel like a lot of the new stuff married couples get to experience, we’ve already done. Waking up together? Everyday. Joining finances? Got it. Decorating the house? Done.
So saving our wedding presents – the pots and pans, the everyday dishes, the towels – help me mark a passage from one stage to another.
Post # 21
I will be using whatever I get at showers before the wedding. I am not superstitious and I am 100% for sure that we are going to get married on September 11, 2010 (unless an act of God makes it impossible).