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Gifts shipped not brought??

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Re: Gifts shipped not brought??

  • MairePoppyMairePoppy Connecticut
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    edited October 10
    This is not unlike guests bringing flowers that need a vase, a casserole that needs reheating, live lobsters, or a dessert that needs another set of plates or bowls to a carefully planned dinner. It seems so generous, but the host has to stop and attend to the gift. That's inconsiderate. IMO, inconsiderate and rude are the same thing.

    Now, bring the flowers in a vase or food that is table ready, that's okay, even if it doesn't go with the menu or it's that gross green bean casserole that you've baked until it's the consistency of a hockey puck. 
                
    Viczaesar
  • This is not unlike guests bringing flowers that need a vase, a casserole that needs reheating, live lobsters, or a dessert that needs another set of plates or bowls to a carefully planned dinner. It seems so generous, but the host has to stop and attend to the gift. That's inconsiderate. IMO, inconsiderate and rude are the same thing.

    Now, bring the flowers in a vase or food that is table ready, that's okay, even if it doesn't go with the menu or it's that gross green bean casserole that you've baked until it's the consistency of a hockey puck. 
    One year my grandmother had a party and a guest brought an ICE CREAM CAKE.  Of course they thanked the person who gave it but wondered what TF they were thinking since they served dessert first that day.
    MairePoppy
  • ViczaesarViczaesar Central Coast, CA
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    Hell, I remember etiquette debates on here years ago about whether it's inappropriate to have a table at the wedding that is clearly and solely for gifts because a) it indicates that you were expecting gifts, and b) guests aren't supposed to bring gifts to the wedding itself so it indicates that you were expecting your guests to break etiquette.  



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