My niece is getting married in May, and my nephew (her brother) will be getting married in October. Between joining the military, graduations from college, weddings, and family reunions, this year will be a banner year for the family. That also means attending wedding showers, graduation parties, bridal showers, but it does NOT mean attending bachelorette parties. I have a limit. I’m sure it will be fun. For them. It’s just not my thing.
Now, had it been a quilting bee, heck yeah!
Moving on, it got me to thinking about my wedding and the gifts I received. I was very lucky in that we received a lot of kitchen and bath stuff. But we did get some rather odd gifts that never even saw the light of day.
Wedding Gifts to Avoid
#5– Character appliances
We received a Mickey Mouse™ waffle iron as a wedding gift. It stayed in the box until I sold it in a garage sale. Twelve years later.
#4– Lawn equipment
Most times the first home is an apartment. And there is only so much space for a weed whacker.
Everyone’s tastes are different, and newlyweds will have enough work finding common ground without having to add Wharhol soup cans to it.
#2– Relationship books
No. Just no.
#1– Anything personalized
As wonderful as the thought may be, you are giving a gift that will be limited in use. A framed item is nice, but where would the personalized throw and the personalized candleholder end up?
I hope this helps some of y’all as we head into
summer wedding season. If all else fails, cash is always a welcome gift.
So I’ve been told. Countless of times 😉