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June 11th, 2010, 01:00 PM
Platinum Supermommy
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If you were invited to your bils wedding shower and money was tight what would you do?Would you go ahead and buy a gift and go or not go and wait until you got a little more money so you could buy a nicer gift to give him and his bride to be?

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June 11th, 2010, 01:02 PM
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I would buy something I know I could afford for the shower. If I felt bad about not spending enough money then I would give another gift at the wedding.

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June 11th, 2010, 01:28 PM
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If money was tight, then I'd just wait to buy a gift until I had the money. I'd still go support and celebrate with him though at the shower.

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June 11th, 2010, 01:58 PM
SamuelsMommy's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I would buy what you can afford. If money is tight, be creative. I think romantic baskets are such a cute gift and you can shop around to get things on sale or clearance. For instance, a basket with a red & white checked table cloth, spaghetti, sauce, parmesean cheese, candles, matches, candle holders, and a cd of romantic music. With smart shopping $25 -$30 should do something like that and it's very cute and thoughtful. Another would be a popcorn tub with a couple DVDs, popcorn, candy, sodas, and a cuddly blanket. But I would absolutely attend the shower. No matter how much you can afford, having you there to celebrate should be more important to them than the amount spent on the gift.

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June 11th, 2010, 02:40 PM
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I would buy what I could afford.

Avery Raine - 6
Brynlee Skye - 4
Baby #3 - Due January 2016
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June 11th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2004
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Well I was recently invited to a babyshower and I couldn't afford to go (would have had to buy a gift and pay for a sitter---just too expensive right now) and I just pretended that I forgot (another time I said the kids were sick) for that I will just bring her a gift when the baby is born.

If it was family....I would just use my credit card, and pray that the money comes in...lol!
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June 11th, 2010, 04:35 PM
plan4fate's Avatar I may bend, but not break
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I have no problem going to a wedding or a shower with out a gift. everyone who knows me knows that money is more than tight for me.

I do usually come up with something. I'm pretty crafty, I can churn out about anything.
TTC #1 together since December 2011
ttc naturally until end of year

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Me: Hashi's, PCOS,Multiple miscarriages
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June 11th, 2010, 04:46 PM
WineKeepsMeSane's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I'd spend what I could afford, and look for something nice on sale.
Ashley, mommy to Mackenzie 01/01/08

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June 11th, 2010, 08:49 PM
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Buy what you can afford.
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June 11th, 2010, 09:34 PM
*Dayna*'s Avatar Aussie Mama
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If I absolutely couldn't buy anything, I would tell them that.
Nothing is better than being with your family. Finally reunited after 5 long months <3
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