You know every once in a while I read a thread like this, or the one in the wedding folder about the sister who wants a double shower for her second wedding, and I start to write "I don't expect any gifts but if I really had to say what I want (cause yeah everyone likes gifts after all) I'd be happy if I simply got..." and I freeze up. I mean if I do get gifts I'll be happy - I feel I'm a very good gift receiver (I'm not all that picky
so everything I get is generally "awesome!") but I can't think of anything I'm, particularly rooting for. I mean I'd like a second vegetable peeler because I eat a lot of carrots and hate washing the one I have but really the are $3-12 - if I really wanted a second one so badly I'd buy one myself. And I'd like a KitchenAid mixer, but I hardly expect to get a $300 gift - I put that up with I'd like a flat screen wall mount TV too - its good to want things and it drives me to work harder so I can increase my
disposable income. Ultimately when I really really think about it, so much more important to me then the gifts I get are what I can provide for my guests - I am more worried over having a menu everyone will enjoy, and having a shuttle bus so guests can drink and not worry, and having great music so people want to party. I would rather have a photo booth then a professional photographer because I want my guests to get fun photos to take home more then i need an album for my coffee table. Etc.
I just don't understand the whole greedy part of getting married. Maybe its because I'm older and it took me longer to find the right guy and went through a lot of wrong guys before him, but isn't getting the spouse and the marriage the ultimate thing to get? No material goods can ever top waking up next to my love and no stuff will ever fill my life like the prospect of my future together with him can. getting married is winning one of life's best lotto's - how greedy to want say "whoo-hoo I have won, I have found the love of my life and they agree and love me back, so many people never find this ever and I found it now... and I want MORE!"