The Future MIL gave my fiance and I waterford romance toasting flutes as an engagement gift, which the expectation that we will use them at our wedding. Seems wonderful, except that I am not a heart person, nor do I even remotely like crystal. Problem is, she likes hearts (has loads of accessories, shoes, etc that have the design) and I lean towards leopard print, skulls, and Harley Davidson.
She is so proud of picking out the flutes, even mentioning to my mother recently if I had shown them to her, and "aren't they just gorgeous?" (my mother thinks they're hideous as well)
I just discovered the gift receipt in the box for the flutes. Any advice on inviting her to the store with me to pick out new flutes that are a bit more "me" and a lot less "her"?
....and if I don't or can't return the flutes (they are well past the return policy date, but I'm hoping to find a friendly sales associate at the store...wishful thinking on my part) I plan to 'decorate' my flute. To hide the hearts. Yes, I am completely planning to desecrate Waterford.
I'm just not sure which will offend/ upset the future mil more: returning the flutes, or 'decorating' them. Either way, my wedding, my accessories.
** Just want to add that the only reason we are not eloping is for our mothers. We are planning an intimate (15 people) destination wedding that is very simple and affordable.