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    Default Going to a baptism

    Hubby is impossible. I went and spent $55 on an engraved photo frame. He got the invitation on his email an he didn't tell me they asked for no gifts instead to bring a plate of food.

    So I have to give the gift as its engraved but also have to bring a dish.

    Is it odd thy have decided to do a pot lach? Not that it should matter but they aren't doing t hard on money. Hubby is a dr and wife is on 6 months maternity leave. They owe nothing on their house as it was left to hobby when his mum died so they keep most of their income.

    Seemed a bit strange - I like the idea just a bit strange...

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    Maybe not that much about money, and more about it being a PITA to organise the food themselves.

    I do think it's odd to ask people to bring a plate unless it's a "let's catch up," event... but a plate of food is usually cheaper than a gift, so I think using it in place is fair enough. At least that way there'll hopefully be food that people enjoy eating...

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    Ugh what a pain about having already done the gift!
    Maybe they weren't sure about numbers so people bringing a plate solves the catering dilemma?

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    It's probably just to save them the effort of catering. Had my DD's baptism a few weeks ago and it was hectic getting all the food sorted out. This way they don't need to worry about it, although then i would be stressing out about having 50 plates of sausage rolls and nothing else!

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    I'd just put the frame away for whoever does the next baptism... and just take a plate.

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    I would say it is to avoid getting oodles of gifts...it means they want people to come, not for the presents. I like it

    When you say "no gifts", so many people want to do something...so they have directed them to bring food so people don't feel weird about arriving empty handed.

    I love the idea...i think it might be an attempt at bringing back what used to happen at these types of events...very special

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    I'd just put the frame away for whoever does the next baptism... and just take a plate.
    I would but I had it engraved with his name an date of baptism!!!

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    Like I said I understand the idea - i would prefer food to gifts for my dd's baptism.

    maybe its just something I wouldn't do so was just getting opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meld85 View Post
    I would but I had it engraved with his name an date of baptism!!!
    drats. id just take the frame and no plate then.


 

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