BFF is getting married in T minus a bunch-of-days-but-not-as-many-as-I-need-to-actually-be-prepared.
I’m in the wedding, of course. I’m throwing her a budget bridal shower. Flying down to Tejas for all of the pre-wedding activities. Getting a hotel and a car and a dress I’ll never wear again ever. Living with this hideous dye job until her wedding date approaches so I can be freshly done for the big day.
Sacrifices people. Made entirely out of love for her and appreciation for all of the awesome and less than awesome moments of life we’ve spent together since the age of 13. When she hated me. For inadvertently trying to steal her boyfriend. Who, for the record, wasn’t really even like her boyfriend, boyfriend.
I owe her and I love her and she 100% deserves to have this, a lifetime of fast metabolism, youthful skin, and a realistic but trim waistline even following childbirth.
So, I’m not complaining per se (okay, I am, but only because I am broke as a joke and I so abhor weddings; I’m not girly in that way AT ALL), especially not to her (believe me, she has enough going on, she does NOT need to worry herself with petty complaints from a broke bridesmaid).
I’m just saying. Because I have a question.
What do I do about the wedding gift?!
Because, I don’t really think getting a good one from me is in the cards for the soon-to-be-wed couple.
Not because I don’t want to, just because, OMG everything is SO expensive! And, my wedding budget is already really loooong. And, it’s like a month after Disney, and a week after #1’s birthday, and a month before Christmas.
Were circumstance not what they are, I would’ve gotten all kinds of creative with it.
Because I like having the very best, most interesting and appreciated gifts at parties know she wants a Dyson. It’s on the registry and also, she told me.
But, I did go to Target and look at the pretty options…
FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS?!
I know they’re awesome. I own one (and, if you want one too, now is the time to by because there is a Target Dyson sale).
And, if I didn’t need to make my car payment this month, I swear I would go right into Target and make her dream of never losing suction a reality by snagging her that piece of floor cleaning awesome.
Along with a tasty, homemade pecan pie made lovingly (by moi, of course) in this FEED USA pie plate (did you know that when you buy FEED products from Target you are also helping get meals into hungry mouths in America)…
Sure, pecan pie isn’t even on the registry, but that is what would make for the best wedding gift pairing ever. I have it on reliable authority that, while BFF’s betrothed may not give a care about how the carpets in their crib get cleaned, he does think pecan pies are sort of a big deal. And also, everyone loves homemade pie.
As it stands, I will probably only be able to gift the pan (it’s $15) filled with pie. Dyson’s aren’t in my $25 gifting budget. And, I hate myself a little for that.
Since I’m no expert on wedding etiquette, or weddings, or etiquette, I’d like you all to weigh in here. I know I’m not the first ever broke bridesmaid, but, am I the worst human ever if I show up with only a pie?
What if I show up with nothing other than a promise of a pie (logistically, getting a pie from Maryland to Texas may be a challenge)?
Should I just buy a greeting card and fill it with love words? And, is it insulting if I also put a $25 Target gift card inside to accompany my verbal love fest (because I kinda think it is, right? What can a grown up even buy for $25 these days?) even though Target gift cards in that amount aren’t anywhere on the registry?
I plan to rap my best girl speech if that makes a difference.
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