Tuesday, January 4, 2011
A bride went to return a wedding gift at a cookware and tableware store only to be told that she couldn't return the book because it was a free gift that had accompanied a purchase of pots and pans.
Here are some of the most absurd wedding presents couples told Wedding-Scoops.com they were given:
-- "A very hideous crystal fruit basket" similar to the one in the photo above. "It was obviously re-gifted (even my mother in law said as much) and since I didn't really keep track of who did and didn't give us presents, the couple would have been better served by not getting us anything at all. But now that I know this couple is really cheap with presents, the first chance I get I will be re-gifting an equally hideous gift to them."
-- "A wall sconce… but we truly thought it was a doorstop till my sister figured out what it was. It never went on our wall."
-- "We actually just received a box of assorted cheeses… as a wedding gift, which was a little random (albeit tasty). In the culinary vein, we also got a case of BBQ sauce, [which] will probably move from house to house with us, unopened, for years to come. In terms of non-edibles, someone gave us a music box that plays 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight?' A sweet gesture, but it left us completely speechless."
-- “It was a painting done of my husband and me in which my husband looks like a Lego. The painting was given to us by a couple who could afford to buy our entire china registry. Of course, the painter -- the wife in the couple -- values her ‘art’ to be worth at least that much. The painting resides on a shelf in my office, where it was shipped. Face down.”
-- A cream, purple, blue and burgundy hand-knitted afghan (see photo above).
-- "A survival guide for how to live in the woods if the world turned to chaos. And that was in 1993. It must be on its 20th edition by now."
-- An oil and vinegar set with a snowy Christmas scene.
-- "One of my father's friends wrote us a check for a very odd number... he later told my father that that sum is how much his last electric bill was."