Why you should buy that wedding gift from the Gift Registry.
When you come to choose a wedding gift it's no wonder that
marrying couples issue a wedding gift
registry. It's how to get exactly what you want; here are some
true-life stories of the worst wedding gifts ever.
A person was attending their cousins wedding and had not got
around to buying a present, so she stopped at a drug store on
the way to the wedding and bought some shower gel and deodorant.
To finish it off she wrapped the gift up in a plastic bag!
Needless to say she was horrified the following morning when all
the family sat round and watched the bride and groom open up
Plan ahead; buy the gift at least one month before the wedding.
Never leave it to the last minute. How about the wedding where
the mother of the bride gave the happy couples an IOU.
The mother found herself short of funds as the wedding neared
and thought that an IOU (on a blue post it note) would be just
the thing. Needless to say six months later the mother of the
bride had not even made good on her IOU, I can feel another
lesson coming here...
Plan ahead, budget for your gift well in advance. Not getting
the Bride and Groom a gift can be the sort of event that remains
with them for a long time.
There was another occasion where the brother in law of the Groom
brought a tin of paint for the happy couple. First of all a tin
of paint! Now it happened that the Bride and Groom needed some
paint as they had moved into a new house. However, the Bride was
not keen at all on the colour and after some 'interesting
discussions' the brother in law agreed to return the paint and
provide a gift certificate instead. You guessed it - the gift
certificate never arrived. And the lesson is...
It is definitely not advisable to get a gift for a wedding where
you could be risking a clash with personal taste.
My advice - stick to the Gift Registry.