Re: Bridal Registry Returns
by StoicGrrl - Posted Fri February 8, 2008 @ 3:40 PM
First of all, congratulations on your wedding! I hope your big day was just perfect.
When I got married, we got a couple of duplicate gifts, probably because some people looked at the registry and then bought the gift elsewhere, or didn't tell the cashier that the thing they were buying was on a registry. For example, we got a mountain of those little things you put in ears of corn to make them easy to pick up (having registered for one set), two bamboo cutting boards, and two wrought iron paper towel holders.
At the time, we had a laugh about it, but after having been married for a little over a year we're actually losing those corn holders one by one (who knows where those suckers are getting off to), and we've come to really appreciate having that extra cutting board. And when it's time to replace that paper towel holder, we'll be ready!
My point is that a marriage lasts a long time, and your presents may not. So be glad you have extra, and that you found someone to share your life with! Mazel tov! :)