Thursday, March 03, 2011

Diary of a Mad Bride: the gifts

My sweetie and I told everyone we don't want wedding gifts. We have two houses full of too much stuff as it is, and we're not registered anywhere. Most people are ignoring the "no gift" request.

I'm finding I don't mind. It's kind of nice to get gifts — I haven't gotten a lot of them in the last years, given my paucity of family. Im liking the attention and the fuss.

My sweetie's big family gave a big party/shower for us a couple of weeks ago. Saturday, some of my friends are throwing a shower for me. More gifts!

But I don't want to get carried away. I take exception to those brides who want to tell you exactly what you should give them, and it's often pricey. Some brides are very pushy in gift solicitation, and that's not what it's about.

And, one gift per person or couple. No need to bring a second gift to the wedding! Your presence there is gift enough, and we'll have a great party.

On a related note, I'm now officially a member of the Presbyterian Church. An Episcopresbyterian I am!

Wedding countdown: just a little over two weeks.


Eileen said...

Yay! Gifts are good - enjoy them, and wishing you the best on your upcoming wedding! You'll be a beautiful bride!

Anonymous said...

First of all, congratulations on the wedding - and of course joining the church! :-)

My Fiance had a great idea too. We both already had PLENTY OF THING and didn't really need anything. We just asked for money instead, and used it to pay for the wedding and services, etc.

Good luck!

Jason O'Leary
Irvine, CA - Groom Wedding Speech

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Getting some nice wedding gifts is actually a good thing. The people who care about you would want to share in your big day and happiness. They can give you something to remember them by and be a part of your lifes joy a little in the process.

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Betty Harris said...

After horror stories of bridezillas and how they made people around them suffer with their demands; it's good to hear a bride talk this way about wedding gifts---"they are not a big deal at my wedding---having you in my wedding is already a gift to me".

That thought is so beautiful and I'm sure you're going to have a good marriage because you put more importance in 'relationships' than in things.

Saint Pat said...

Thank you, everyone!