Loc: Chatham, Canada
|Posted: 1/15/2013 3:00:26 PM|
Please don't let me be the only one that finds listing what your guests gave you as somehow offensive. I don't care what they gave me or even if they didn't give me anything, I was just happy that they were there. Now the dilemma. I DID indeed write each gift down (even the amount of cash gifts)and now I don't know how to deal with this in the new book. Do I just throw away the gift sheets or do I somehow acknowledge them? How to do this? I have looked all over the internet for some guidance here but it seems that people still do this. Thanks for your input!
|Posted: 1/15/2013 3:17:47 PM|
I think I am missing something but if you don't want that information in your new scrapbook, don't put it there. Since you don't care about this information at all and find it offensive, toss it.
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|Posted: 1/15/2013 3:23:16 PM|Include it, but hide it. Then it'll be there if you ever want to see it, but it won't be seen by casually looking through the book.
You can make pockets, or even stuff it between two layouts in a plastic sleeve.
It might seem tacky now, but you may enjoy looking at it again years from now. If you're like me, you'll remember saving it for 30 years and will be certain you have it, driving yourself completely crazy when you go to look for it if you've thrown it out.
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Loc: Kenosha, WI
|Posted: 1/15/2013 4:31:22 PM|
I put my list in a page protector at the end of my album just to be able to keep it. I will want to be able to look back on it in the future!
My mom never scrapbooked, but has her list in her wedding album box along with the list my grandpa kept of what things cost for her wedding. It is fun to look back and see that now almost 35 years later.
I would definitely keep it!
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|Posted: 1/15/2013 5:21:52 PM|I was thinkint the same thing. I know exactly what you mean because I have a Hallmark Wedding book. I think it's a great idea to hide the list in a pocket.
I don't want to tweak my book too much because I like how "dated" it looks but I recently found an old wedding scrapbook in my wedding colors and want to use it
On a side note, I dug my wedding dress out when my DD was getting married. We both tried it on and looked through the Bride's Magazine that I kept along with all my receipts from the wedding and reception. OH---it was so fun! I was shocked to see what I had paid for my dress (a lot) and my food (not much). Times HAVE changed.
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|Posted: 1/15/2013 5:40:06 PM|
I think the point was to be able to remember what gift someone gave you as a memory to associate. (and for thank you notes, too)
You could hide it, or you could make a page with it and use this quote under the title Wedding Gifts.
"It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it."
Loc: Clifton Park, NY
|Posted: 1/15/2013 5:44:08 PM|
I would display it, rather than hide. Who cares about how much people gave? And how many people are going to look through it? Its more of a 'cost if living' thing in my opinion. Like the price you paid for the hall, or the cost of your dress, etc
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|Posted: 1/15/2013 6:21:23 PM|
I don't think it is offensive, I'm glad I have the lists from my 2 weddings because I DO like to remember who got me what. I wouldn't throw it away, put it in a pocket in the album if you don't want everyone to see it BUT remember where you put it!
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Loc: Chatham, Canada
|Posted: 1/15/2013 7:01:47 PM|Thanks everyone for your quick responses! I think I will do the "hide it" technique (exactly for the reason leftturnonly mentioned that I'd be looking for it later). The reason I don't want to include it is because it would be wrong to talk out loud about how much someone gave you, and I guess I feel putting it in writing is also wrong somehow. Call me crazy Thanks again everyone!
|Posted: 1/15/2013 8:31:09 PM|
I dont find it offensive! I think its fun to look back and remember what people gave you, if you still use it, what happened to it, etc. If you dont feel comfortable with it I would hide it though.
Loc: Lancaster, PA
|Posted: 1/15/2013 9:20:19 PM|
I helped my sister scrapbook her wedding memorabilia. She only got married two years ago though. We made an entire album, separate from the pictures, of pockets that holds all her various memorabilia, like receipts, fabric swatches, invitations, cards, etc. I found these 12x12 pockets at the local scrapbook store, but they could easily be made also. The pocket was about 5 inches, and went all the way across. We decorated the fronts of the pockets with paper and cut out labels with my Cricut for what was in them. So you could make a pocket labeled gifts, with the paper about the gifts in there, but you would have to pull it out to actually read through it. It's included in the album for keepsake purposes, but more discreet.
|Posted: 1/16/2013 3:01:53 AM|
When my grandmother passed away, it gave me joy to use the vase she gave us for our wedding as it reminded me of her. I think you might find you sometimes want to see who gave you what, so I agree with the keep it but hide it idea.
Shimelle said she sometimes puts things in between the backs of the layouts in the page protector, so if you dont already know it is there, you wouldnt be likely to find it.
|Posted: 1/16/2013 6:21:38 AM|
I don't think the list is offensive.
Isn't it interesting to see what people gave as gifts back in 1983? Is it different from what you give today?
Do you still have and use any of those gifts? Did you get place settings of the china you use every holiday?
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|Posted: 1/16/2013 2:00:41 PM|
Keep the list!! Today you may not care but in another 30 years it would be a hoot to see what you got! If you don't want to see it-- make it a flip up piece.