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    I'm not a fan of wishing wells for engagements either. We supplied everything for ours and didn't ask for money!!

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    To be fair they didnt specify gifts on the invite but i guess its just expected so i asked what they needed and was told they were asking for cash. Each invite was given a request to bring either a savoury or sweet dish and byo alcohol. They are providing soft drinks aswell as some food id imagine

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    I wouldn't give them anything either, sounds like they are only doing it to cash in tbh.

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    Geez, we had our engagement party at a bowling club, we catered it and asked that in place of gifts, guests buy their own drinks. I think byo drinks, dessert and a cash gift is very rude. $30 is way more than I'd be giving!

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    it sounds like they don't really expect gifts or money but when put on the spot...they said "oh we are just getting some money"...perhaps they more meant that is what their family was doing?

    I would take a lovely dessert, my own drinks and a nice card...and not put any money in at all. If i was close to them, I might include a voucher for the movies or something...but, if I was taking food...i would not think i needed to give a gift.

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    i dont understand BYO drinks and a dish for an engagement party... its THEIR celebration, they should provide for it. makes me wonder what they will be asking to supply for the wedding!

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    I would be taking the dessert and drinks and a nice card. They sound rather rude to me!

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    I think the byo is a good idea, esp if the couple are a bit strapped themselves. I guess I'm a bit old school because I remember the days of bringing a dish or a nice bottle of wine to an event held by friends. Now it's expensive gifts and wishing wells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitterpure View Post
    Totally this. I don't get the point of engagement gifts especially when you have to cough up for a wedding present shortly afterwards anyway... but that's just me.
    I 100% agree! Engagement presents are just greed if you ask me. In saying that I would prefer to give a gift over money any day. I once was asked to attend a Baby Shower and take along money for a wishing well. I took a gift...

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    I just went to an engagement which had a gift registry at Myer. Unimpressed.


 

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