Post # 1
So I got an invitation to my cousins wedding (a week away fom mine). I’m not going, never met the girl he’s marrying, didn’t invite him to my wedding, etc. He’s really just extended family that I’ve never spoken to though I’ve met him a few times.
Does etiquette say you need to send some sort of gift or acknowledgement for every invitation you receive or is it only if you’re attending? Does it depend on how close you are? I’m sure my parents will send them a gift, but I don’t know if something is expected from every invite sent.
Post # 3
It’s nice to at least send a congratulatory card, but no, there’s absolutely no obligation to send a gift.
Post # 4
I send gifts if I am close with them and really want to send a gift (I love giving gifts), but if I’m not close with them, an invite does not equate to gift (attendance does). I would send a nice card with your best wishes.
Post # 5
You are under no obligation to buy a gift if your not attending. I answered “depends on how close you are”. If it was really good friend or favourite cousin,etc I would probably send something anyway. but not if you’re not close and not attending.
Post # 6
I always send a gift, but it depends on how close you are to what kind/how expensive a gift. I think if I were you I would go with something small off their registry.
EDIT: After thinking about it though, I have never received and invite for someone who I am not close enough to to buy a gift. Maybe just send a card.
Post # 7
I think it would be nice to send a card but that’s about it lol