Gifts and weddings.

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How often to you bring gifts (money/stuff/cards) to a wedding?
    EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. : (41 votes)
    80 %
    Most of the time. : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Just if the couple is close to me. : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Almost never. : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Gifts? FREE FOOD!! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would never go to a wedding empty handed. Thankfully I have always been able to afford to give something. If I couldn’t afford a gift, I would at the very least bring a card.

    Post # 4
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    Every single time, but in saying that I would only go to a wedding if the couple were close to me.

    Post # 5
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    every time. Even if it was an expensive destination wedding I would give a card at the very least. 

    Post # 6
    6959 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012


    Post # 7
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I didn’t to one wedding last year, and I still feel bad about it.  My car had lost a wheel the day before (for real, it was crazy) and I had already hosted this particular friend’s bridal shower and bought her a PS3 at that time, so I didn’t bring anything.  I wish I had at least brought a card to the actual ceremony though.  I just had a hard time pulling my life together that particular week!

    Post # 8
    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

    @AnaA:  If I wasn’t willing to buy a gift for them, then I probably wouldn’t attend. If they’re not close enough for you to want to support them in some sort of material way, why would you support them emotionally/socially?

    Post # 10
    42082 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @AnaA:  I never take a gift to a wedding. It is far more considerate to have it delivered  than to bring it to the wedding. The couple then has to saddle someone with the responsibilty of transporting the gifts and ensuring their safety until they return from their honeymoon.



    Post # 11
    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

    @AnaA:  I have no idea what those two things are. I’ve never been to a 300+ guest wedding, and doubt that I would go. I also don’t purchase gifts, but instead bring a card with cash. 

    Post # 12
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Every time!

    WAIT– When I was 18, I went to my friend’s Dad’s wedding. It was his fourth and her third wedding, and I did not bring a gift! I don’t think anyone did (they own a distribution center).

    Post # 13
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I always bring a gift. I would never attend a wedding without at least a card.

    Post # 14
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I usually ship them a gift ahead of time to save the hassle of someone needing to transport it from the venue, but I would never attend a wedding without giving the couple a gift.  I’ve only been invited to weddings of people I care about, so I want to give them something nice.

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