Post # 1
Just curious- if you’re giving a gift as a guest to a wedding, do you prefer to give something off of the registry? to a honeymoon fund? money?
(Working early to make sure we set registries etc. up in a way that works for our guests.)
Post # 3
I prefer to give a gift off the registry when possible. 🙂
Post # 4
I almost always give cash unless the couple has a registry and I notice something on a killer sale.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I prefer to give a gift and when possible one the couple will have forever, like some of their china if applicable. That way, the couple will always have something that will remind them of me when they use it. I also feel like by takin advantage of sales, I can make my gifting budget go further. Plus, if we’re low on funds but know we have the money coming soon, we can use our Macy’s card if the couple is registered there, which has so far never not been the case.
But, I will give cash if I have the liquid capital. Everyone likes cash. I would personally never give to a honeyfund or similar.
Post # 6
@SapphireSun: +1, exactly this.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I prefer to give a gift card to the store their registry is at. It’s less to carry with me, and lets them pick out their FAVORITE thing that is left post-wedding, rather than the towel set that they weren’t sure if they wanted in the first place but registered for just in case they changed their minds… We have a few items like that on our registry, lol.
Post # 8
I’m incredibly lazy and will put off shopping up until I forget about the wedding entirely and BF has to remind me…so we do alot of “cash-in-a-card” :-p
Post # 9
For the wedding gift, I prefer to give money (check). Easier to bring and I know from experience, easier to bring home for the couple.
However, for the shower, I normally try to gift something off the registry. But, I only do this if it’s for a friend/family member I know and I gift them something personal that I know they’ll love. For example, wine gift basket with tags and personalized wine flutes, something with their last name (photo block), engraved frame, etc. Otherwise, I stick to the registry.
Post # 10
I usually get a gift off of the registry, but $$$ always works!
Post # 11
I probably give from the registry most of the time, but I’ll have the gift shipped to the couple before the wedding so nobody has to lug it around (myself included!). Sometimes we do registry for the shower and a check for the wedding. Or sometimes we do honeyfund, esp if there’s a cool-looking activity on there.
Post # 12
@Shkragoldfish: I usually do a gift from the registry or money. I don’t “donate” to honeymoon funds or give in to demands for cash.
Post # 13
if there is somehting cool/interesting on the registry, I’ll do that (I bought my cousin the tent that was on his). I will only do honeymoon if it’s putting money towards a specific thing – like paying for a nice dinner or a snorkeling excursion, etc. I won’t just give “cash” to a giant honeymoon fund. I usually only do cash as a last resort.
Post # 14
my family does none of those and gives gifts of their own selection. They feel it is important for the giver to select the item.
Post # 15
For a wedding, I always give cash. In my culture it’s pretty much expected. People need it the most, and generally get annoyed with gifts.
For a shower, engagement party, something along those lines I’ll choose off the registry.
Post # 16
@Shkragoldfish: I usually give a personalized gift (like monogrammed wine glasses, door knocker, frame, etc) if I know the couple well enough. If they’re just associates I buy off the registry. I despise honeymoon funds. That’s just me.