I am curious how many of you out there have experienced this... Brides & MOBs, what are your thoughts....
My husband and I got married 2 weeks ago... And just the other night my mother asked me a question that I was dreading... She asked me to send her a list of gifts we got for the wedding, basically a list of who gave us what! Personally I think it is in poor taste of her to ask for that info, asking how much money we got, is one thing, but the details.... Now, I knew she was going to ask because she has made comments about gifts a handful of people gave my brother for his wedding two years ago and for weeks after my shower she was asking me what this person gave and what that person gave, etc. In general, when we discuss anything financial she is insistent that I DO NOT tell anyone about the discussion, even close family.
She has said that her request is not uncommon and that in fact "What I asked you about the other night is no more than what any other mother has gotten from her child's wedding. I know this from several others, but do what you want." She then went on to say that it wasn't the total amount, but the individual amounts from each guest on her side (which IMO is worse).
This really rubs me the wrong way. My husband is very adamant about not giving her the list.
For the brides out there - have you been asked for gift information? If so, how have you handled it?
For the MOB's or MOG's out there - have you or would you ever ask this?