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We received our first gift in the mail last week and I wasn't sure what the rules were on opening gifts before the wedding… but the box label said Pottery Barn so I just couldn't resist! It was from my former co-worker and sorority sister, C-face, who shares some of the blame for my current wedding obsession. I got to witness her planning process when we worked together and I never knew that people put so much detail into weddings! She's the one who turned me on to the wonderful world of wedding blogging so you could say she's semi-responsible for this blog, haha. C-face and her hubby gave us our fruit bowl- I freakin' love it and can't wait to have a house with kitchen counters to set it on. πŸ™‚opening gifts before the wedding

Look at how pretty that box is? Could you honestly turn the other way and not open it?! πŸ™‚opening gifts before the wedding

I made sure E was present to open the box- I felt guilty opening a present for both of us by myself!opening gifts before the wedding

Ta-Da! Our lovely Emma Fruit Bowl from Pottery Barn! I loooooove it! πŸ™‚

Another box from Pottery Barn came over the weekend and when I opened it I was a little confused! The card was from two friends of ours and mentioned a cake stand… but when I opened it I realized the box contained a set of 4 doorknobs!!! Whoopsy- haha! We had to call PB customer service and they sent someone to pick up the doorknobs- we should be getting our cake stand sometime soon. πŸ™‚ Anyone else have any funny registry stories?

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  • elana

    Oooh it’s gorgeous! I won’t lie, we didn’t register at PB but I wanted to specifically so I could register for that bowl and the matching cake stand. They’re so lovely!!

    We got our first present in the mail yesterday as well!! I was so so so excited.. but the saddest thing is that we didn’t get a chance to open it we were so busy last night! Tonight… yay.

  • ha! well at least they wrote something about a cake stand in the card or you might have just thought they got you doorknobs:) love the bowl!

  • That is too funny! Our hand mixer mysteriously showed as purchased off our registry, and I got SO excited… just to realize two weeks later that it had somehow been marked as bought but not really. Oh well…

  • C-face


    I’m the first one!!

  • Yayyyyy!

    I’m the first one!!
    Should say great post. Can’t wait to reading the next one!

  • Nicole-Lynn

    Love Potterybarn and love that fruit bowl! πŸ™‚ How funny about the door knobs…

  • oh I LOVE Pottery Barn… I’ve gotten like 2 gifts and just recently noticed that our registries have 2 more items purchased πŸ™‚ It’s so fun! I have my first shower in 2 weeks!

    I don’t have any funny registry stories (yet)…

  • I have the Emma pattern as well. Great choice!

  • maryclaireb

    I love all those little funny things about wedding planning–I had a similar story, although the doorknobs are far more random! I got a mid-November call from a Williams-Sonoma in Virginia alerting me that they had accidentally mailed 8 place settings of flatware meant for a lady in Virginia Beach, for her Thanksgiving dinner party, and sent her my 2 cookie sheets instead. I was supposed to call them back to have a FedEx man come pick up and reroute the silverware when it arrived. I would have been really surprised to open up a full set of flatware considering I didn’t register for any!

  • Sarah

    How cool, your first wedding gift. It must be so exciting…especially knowing that there are plenty more gifts to come! πŸ™‚

  • Amy

    Awww. Very cool. I’m so excited for you. It’s moving so fast now. The bowl is lovely.

  • sgdish

    That’s so exciting! Presents, yeah!

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