Post # 1
My 1st cousin is getting married shortly, and I am unable to attend. We are not particularly close – in fact, I have seen her at one family function in the last ten years and even then we don’t really speak to each other.
In this case, usually I would send something small off the registry and send my best wishes but they haven’t registered. I thought about sending a restaurant gift card but I’m not sure where to get it as I have no idea what they like?
What would you do in this situation? Should I send something or not bother due to the fact I’m not attending nor am are we close.
Post # 2
If you really want to send a gift, I would just send a check but since you two aren’t close I don’t think it is the end of the world if you don’t.
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
If someone I know (and actually count among my friends, not just like a rando cousin I’ve never met) is getting married and I’m not invited for whatever reason, I usually like to acknowledge that with a card and a cheque or something small off the registry. If money in your circle is considered tacky, then a restaurant or bottle of wine would probably be a cute idea.
However, if you’re not close at all and almsot never see her, I don’t think anyone could be mad at you if you chose not to send anything.
Post # 5
Depends on your family dynamic. My mother would be pissed at me if I didn’t give a wedding gift to a first cousin, and I’d either give money, a gift card, or something random from Williams Sonoma or BB&B and have it sent to their house. But each family is different.