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post #46 of 51
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He mentioned it was in the 3 figure department. My husband and I were just looking at each other, hoping we wouldn't be invited! And then wishing we'd known him way back when we got married, because that would have been a nice gift (cost was around $5000 for 75 guests).

That is nuts! Unless you have it, and aren't needing to "make it all make" in the form of "gifts". Because starting your marriage in huge dept is sort of a bad move!

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post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

He mentioned it was in the 3 figure department. My husband and I were just looking at each other, hoping we wouldn't be invited! And then wishing we'd known him way back when we got married, because that would have been a nice gift (cost was around $5000 for 75 guests).

That is nuts! Unless you have it, and aren't needing to "make it all make" in the form of "gifts". Because starting your marriage in huge debt is sort of a bad move!

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post #48 of 51

God,I  love this site..... I go to change my dyslexic p into a b, in "dept", to change it to the correct "debt", and it creates a new post.

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post #49 of 51
I knew what you meant! We had a fancy wedding because it was what my dying grandma wanted, she didn't leave me anything to pay for it though! But I'm glad we did it. I almost wish we had asked for money, one guest gave us a half eaten jar of biscotti. For reals.
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post #50 of 51
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I knew what you meant! We had a fancy wedding because it was what my dying grandma wanted, she didn't leave me anything to pay for it though! But I'm glad we did it. I almost wish we had asked for money, one guest gave us a half eaten jar of biscotti. For reals.
Did they have a long drive? Lol! Who does that?

I always bring practical gifts because I never know what tastes people have. And I am a picky bi----, myself! I bring diapers to baby showers, and I have brought an emergency jump starter, multi-tools, coffee makers, and car maintenance gift cards to weddings, lol.

For my little brother's birthday, when He was paying his way through college, I got him gifts like 6 cases of Ramen Noodle and a 48 pack of double roll toilet paper icon_wink.gif for my mom, I regift the crap I got from other people, but she does the same to me, that's where I got the idea!
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post #51 of 51
They had flown in from overseas, like most of my guests did. They gave us a box of tea which was a bit dinged up and the biscotti, we thought maybe they forgot a gift and robbed the local coffee shop last minute!

Usually I try to help complete the registry, so if they got dishes and maybe nobody bought the bowls I get that, and something to go in them. The couple in question got the missing towels, and some fancy soaps and a nice basket. For babies, I usually crochet or knit them a blanket.
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