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2015 Brides Planning Tips Cancun Riviera Maya

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#1001 pjay

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 05:46 AM

@acw271011 Thank you!! I'm really relieved that I was able to sell it because it was starting to stress me out since I have to grab my other dress soon.

 

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#1002 pjay

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 07:41 AM

PAST BRIDES/FUTURE BRIDES.. input needed.

 

 

Chester's best man asked him if he is expected to give us a gift for the wedding still since he's paying for a trip already.

 

What do you ladies think? I've never been asked this.. it's a bit tacky in my opinion for someone to ask the bride and groom that lol, but he's saying that he read online that it isn't etiquette for a gift to be required at a DW. I think that's a bit crazy. I get that it's everyone's choice, but a DW is still a wedding.

 

Any ideas on what Chester should say back?


 

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#1003 calgarybride2015

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:04 AM

I'd say that it's his decision and no gifts are necessary. We didn't have someone directly ask us that but some asked us for ideas or a registry. We politely declined all gifts. That said a good majority still gave us something but not all. Depends how you feel on it? We felt them coming was enough. But I guess at the end of the day you can't really say much as it may be and/or feel awkward. I guess I wasn't much help lol :/


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#1004 Wafflesmom

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:11 AM

@perianjay this may be something that's based on personal choice. Der and I have told guests that their presence at our wedding is their gift to us. So basically we're not expecting presents. My future mother-in-law wants us to make a registry though for our jack and jill shower (instead of a bridal shower)
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#1005 acw271011

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:12 AM

I'm with Kim. We declined gifts too but same deal, still got stuff even from our kids. I don't know what the etiquette is but yeah with the money being put out by the DW attendees, you don't want them to feel obligated. You could just let the guy know that it's his personal choice but gifts aren't expected. Does that make sense? It was easy for us because we went to Jamaica by ourselves so nobody attended, but everyone was there for the AHR.


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#1006 Janjin

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:14 AM

That's such an awkward question to ask!! I would probably say that gifts aren't required and leave it at that. I'm not expecting anything since people are spending a good amount of money to join us.  But that said I have always given a monetary gift at all destination wedddings I've gone too cuase like you said it's still a wedding.  But not everyone thinks like that.


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#1007 deecol

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:24 AM

I feel like that's a bit awkward for him to ask Chester! He should just say it's up to him if he wants to give a gift... Afterall, it's still your wedding day. There's so many opposing views on this. I'm not expecting anything but I know if I was going to a wedding, destination or not, I personally could not show up empty handed. In the end it's a personal choice.


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#1008 pjay

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:58 AM

I feel the exact same way as you ladies. It's not that we expect anything at all, but we haven't set any precedence at all. We haven't told them a gift is expected or not expected.

At the end of the day I know that family and close friends will probably gift us regardless, but I don't expect anything even if they don't.

Personally I would gift still and have when i've attended destination weddings.


 

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#1009 Meandhim

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:03 AM

@perianjay

 

I didn't have anyone come out and ask me ...yet...

 

but I did have a few people ask if I was registered anywhere...my answer was "No we didn't register, we have enough stuff for our tiny  apt...just come and have fun."

 

So hopefully this will imply "no gifts expected but if you feel the need money is nice"...lol...

 

In short I'm not expecting gifts, or money but I'm sure some people will any ways. I think that because they are each spending so much, and using up a whole week of valuable vacay time to go to my wedding in a place they had no say in...that their presence is my present :) anything above that is bonus!


 
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#1010 pjay

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 09:06 AM

@Meandhim Definitely with you there! That's pretty much the exact same page that Chester and I are on.


 

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