Nov 192007
 

Just had a knock at the door and was pleasantly surprised to find the UPS guy there with a package. Pleasant because the package was for me, surprised because I’ve been too broke to order anything lately. Turns out it was a groomsmen gift from the couple whose wedding I’ve written about before. No, I wasn’t a groomsman (thank God!), but I was instrumental in getting them together in the first place, so it was still a nice thought. It does make me wonder if anyone ever gets the members of their wedding party useful gifts, however. Having been married, known many married couples, and even worked in the engraved gifts industry I’ve seen far more than my fair share of groomsmen and bridesmaids gifts. They’re typically borderline elegant (depending on budget), overly appreciated, and rarely functional in any way. Still, it’s an honorable tradition and one that I support. Just make sure to put some thought into these thank you gifts.

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