?? - posted on 08/23/2010 ( 58 moms have responded )
There's a guy who works with my partner, and he's a total asshole. He's getting married in September and they're registered at 5 very expensive (I mean the cheapest gift is over $150) stores. The only reason we're going to the wedding is because if we don't, my partner will be the only guy from work (it's a small company) that didn't go. We tried using the "we don't have a babysitter" excuse - they told us to bring the kid. We tried explaining that a toddler running down the aisle to steal the flower girls basket of petals wouldn't be the most pleasant thing to remember on their wedding day - they told us it'd be funny. So we finally agreed to go and we got a babysitter. So now... I'm thinking... what the hell do we get this jerk off and his innocent bride as a present cause there is no way in hell I'm paying $150 for a gift for this idiot. I told my man we should just give him a gift certificate to the building store and her a gift certificate for ebay that equals $100. He said that's tacky. I say I don't give a rats ass, cause I don't even like the guy and his wife is no one to me - if it were really up to me, I wouldn't give em anything.
What do you think... are gifts at a wedding optional? Do they have to be from the registry? Do you get a jerk off a nice present cause it's his wedding day? Or do you just show up, eat their food, drink their drinks, dance to the music and say congrats?