The wedding’s over and now your faced with what do you do with that ugly bowl your cousins gave you. It doesn’t match the décor in your house that you worked so hard and long on designing. Your cousins are from out of the county so, what’s the worst that can happen if you give it to someone right? Well, I guess its probably bad when the person who really wants it is your mom. You give it to her and just tell her, if they ever are at the house just tell them you borrowed it and aren’t giving it back. Is that wrong? I don’t think so.
It’s funny because as the bride you spend so much time, at Bed Bath and Beyond or Macy’s picking and planning what beautiful things go into your new home. Six hours, that’s what I spent at Bed Bath and Beyond with my mother. I know, crazy, I just couldn’t decide on what I really wanted. That little scanner in your hand is like free money to us crazy brides. They tell you hey, just point it and it will scan, then your friends and family will use that as a reference for your bridal shower and wedding gifts. Wedding Gifts? I don’t want those I want cash! Is that bad? I mean how do you say ohhhhh……thank you for the 100th towel, I received now I have to spent a whole week trying to figure out where you purchased that because I would never ask for white towels. Hello, in this day and age we wear makeup, and black eyeliner and mascara do not do well with white towels. Money is common for people to give in the north, but I just don’t understand why people think you want more junk for your house. Yes, that was a lovely vase, yes I have used that scale, Oh I love that Picture. I hate to lie, but then again, you lied to me, I believed that you were going to shop off that blue piece of paper that prints off at target. I mean I’m telling you what I want, it doesn’t get much easier. If you don’t like it then think about how a money card or cash would be nice to give the couple, so that they could put it toward a new home or future children. Needless to say, a gift is never expected when your invited to a wedding. As much time and effort as the brides have put into a wedding tradition the presence of our family and friends is all that we want in the long run.