I think jkalman said it best ... you made the cookies, they can bag the f'krs!
Print this out and tape it by your phone!!
Originally Posted by montana618
Be prepared though. I made a wedding cake for one of my oldest friends-nothing fancy at all but she loved it and everyone raved how delicious it was.
2 days later the maid of honor called me and asked if I had given a gift because they couldn't find one from me.
I said the cake was expensive to make and that was my gift to her.
Still makes me mad that she had the MOH call.
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Ok, I have GREAT family members! I just did my nephews wedding yesterday (nephew on hubby's side .... I do nephew on MY side next Friday!). My gift to them is the wedding cake .... value $450. I also am doing (for both nephews) the food at cost. They paid me $700 for the food .... value at full price = $3000. I even paid the staff of 3 out of my own pocket, so add another $150 as my "donation".
Did I give them a wrapped gift? HECK NO! Did they expect one from me? Double-Heck no! Did they appreciate the value and time and effort? Absolutely!!
I share this just to show that not ALL family members are a$$es ... sometimes we have some good ones out there.
But I also have a family policy: "I will give you a reception as a gift and a significant cost savings. If I get a Bridezilla attitude .... YOU get an invoice for the full price!"
And if it's not that hard to throw a cookie in a bag, then they can do it! I mean, it's not that hard, right??