It’s summer and, in North America anyway, it’s wedding season!
If you’re getting married any time soon, be sure to practice this phrase.
Because you will get some seriously weird shit as wedding gifts.
If your wedding gifts are given in cash, score! No such luck for me.
Here’s a blog post about the 10 items couples should register for, but never do…
Every time I watch the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and see the couple get a house — a house?! — as their wedding gift from her Dad, I wonder what that would be like. (My Dad gave me a knife set for the first wedding and a set of sterling salt and pepper dishes for my second.)
We recently got a belated wedding gift from a friend we see fairly rarely. He gave us…a gong. So cool!
Jose and I are now competing to see who gets to ring it first/most/most often and under what circumstances:
– come to bed, at once!
– you’re snoring. Off to the sofa!
– breakfast/lunch/dinner is served
– time to drive me to the train station
Unlike a toaster/blender/vase, you’re fairly unlikely to get multiple gongs. Maybe not even one.
My favorite nuptial gifts, (from both of my weddings) have included:
-- a pair of binoculars
– a picnic basket
– a mini-blender
– a drawing of several nautical knots (get it?)
– a gorgeous wide, deep bowl perfect for pasta or parties
– a gift certificate to one of our area’s loveliest restaurants; (this from a couple who live nowhere near us, who did their homework)
Don’t wait too long to select or send your wedding gift. One friend waited almost two full years after attending my first wedding.
Her gift arrived just in time for…my divorce.
And here’s a website where you can actually get a refund if this happens to you, oh generous gift-giver!
What’s the best wedding gift you received?