Thank you all, you have all said exactly what I was thinking & its great to have it confirmed. I won't feel guilty now saying no now! Our friends & family like to give gifts at this sort of thing even if you say no - so we thought it could be a perfect opportunity to replace our 17 year old fridge! plus it's something we can share with friends when celebrating & having dinner parties.
She's very sneaky, gets a group of other friends to gang up on you & insist everytime I have a birthday event at home.
We are having a Hawaiian / Beach Theme party at home because our dogs need to be there - they will also be the only members in the 'wedding' party when we take the next step too.