Surprisingly generous gifts

Have any of you brides been surprised by a very generous gift?


I planned a last minute wedding and so many friends pitched in and helped out-  it was really so very touching. I experienced so much generosity.


When I went to register, my cousin kept prompting me to add some big ticket items. She told the story of her sister who received her entire china set- priced over a thousand dollars- from some random relative they didn't even remember.  "You never know"  she kept saying " just add it and you might get it"


I checked our registry  (we created it after we got married as we weren't planning a wedding so we didn't get to it)  and there was an item costing over $500 that was purchased for  us. I went to check who bought it and it was some random client of my DH's-  a woman I have never met, he's barely mentioned  and there she was giving us such an expensive gift-  it was such a shock. 


So my point:  do register for the things you want and need. you never know!

Posted on August 24, 2008 at 3:22 am
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nyckittie
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Wow, that's pretty generous. My FI and I basically did a little of both...we added things we need to update and also things that we would really like.


I'm trying to figure out who's purchased what on my registry. But it seems like Bed Bath and Beyond won't allow me to do it!

Posted on August 24, 2008 at 6:43 am
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YES! Okay my gerenerous gifts have been a little different but a huge help. We are having a very budgeted weddings so a family friend (acutally the best man's girlfriend's mom - but they are like my new family!) offered to do the entire candy bar for us...which turned out to be a lot more than I ever expected. Then she and her daughter and another friend of ours threw me a surprise shower on Saturday which was awesome...I'll have to post pics when I get them of the details they put into this! Then the mom wrote us a note on our wishing tree/money tree that they set up at the shower that said that her and her husband also want to pay for our airline tickets to our honeymoon!!!


Needless to say they have done sooo much for me there are not enough words to thank them for everything!!!

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 2:21 am
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yes Cry-  I experienced that  too-  so many people GIVING-  time, effort, energy. You feel so grateful and it also makes me aware that I want to be as helpful, generous to people who are planning big events

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 2:50 am
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People are so great! I have not experienced that but I am looking forward to it. Things like that can never be forgotten and they mean so much! I am still trying to get my family interested enough to help with anything! I think people that help like that make the wedding as good as it can be!

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 4:36 am

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