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Real Brides Reveal: The Wierdest Wedding Gifts They Received (And What They Hoped For)

BY The WMG Bride | 02 Feb, 2016 | 1167 views | 3 min read

So you get married and come home to a bunch of shiny new presents that need to be unwrapped, and as you excitedly tear away the paper you let out a disappointed "Oh". We asked brides to tell us their experiences with terrible gifts  and what they would have liked as gifts from ForMyShaadi.com - India's first wedding gift registry.

 What Mehak Received:giftstory

"The worst gift I received- A Roti Maker!!!! I'm not kidding, I thought these things were given during the '80s but I got married a couple of years back and seems like that's still the gift in vogue. I mean I don't mind cooking, but a Roti Maker???"

What she picked from ForMyShaadi:

 "I would have loved to receive a couple's experience. The Cook for Love experience at ForMyShaadi is so thoughtful and is a modern alternative to all the stale cooking type gifts you get."

What Parul Received:

"Get this. So most people gave us cash on the wedding, but a group of friends of my husband pooled in cash to buy us something for the house. Ermm- it turned out to be a glass sculpture of a crocodile. Seriously, you shouldn't let boys shop for you"

What she picked from ForMyShaadi:

"I definitely needed home stuff, but something like these gorgeous Magppie bowls from ForMyShaadi would have been nice! So chic."

 What Ananya Received:
"There are these things that are very in for Marwari weddings. They are these silver notes- so it looks like a 1000 Rs note, but in silver.The thing is- you cant use it as money, and you cant even exchange it and melt the silver because silversmiths don't accept it. Umm wha?"

What she picked from ForMyShaadi:

"I was browsing Formyshaadi and saw these really cute earrings in sterling silver. At 1200 Rs. this is a pretty affordable gift and a pretty one too. See it here."


What Namrata Received: Conn-Ryder_726887_image

"A highly inappropriate painting. So I don't think the gift giver realised this and thought it was just abstract art, but ummm if you looked at it closely you would see some very inappropriate stuff that you would never put up in your drawing room"

What she picked from ForMyShaadi:

"An experience maybe? I headed straight for that section on the website. This beachside break in Kovalam would have been perfect if a few people pooled in!"

 What Sonia  Received:giftstory3
"There was this big box which I was quite excited to open. Inside that box were towels with the initial 'M' on them. My name doesn't start with M and neither does my husband's. :S!"

 What she picked from ForMyShaadi:

gifts-001 "Honestly, I'm a pretty practical person. If someone just gave me vouchers to Croma I would be really happy because I could shop for my new home from those. The Croma vouchers are the most useful gift available at ForMyShaadi."  
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