How Many People Actually Brought Gifts to Your Wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How Many People Actually Brought Gifts to Your Wedding?
    Everyone or nearly everyone brought their gift. : (4 votes)
    10 %
    Over half brought their gift. : (7 votes)
    17 %
    About half brought their gift. : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Under half brought their gift. : (7 votes)
    17 %
    Almost no one or no one brought their gift. : (16 votes)
    39 %
    Other.... : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    renwoman:  I think we got one gift on our wedding day and lots of cards. I’d ask your friends, though, to see what’s common in your area. It’s more common where I’m from to give cash gifts.

    Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    About half the people at our wedding brought gifts.

    My husband and I went to wedding recently and he felt so bad about not actually bringing the gift becuase it had been sent directly to them that we wrapped up something small just so we could give them something. 

    If you aren’t going to have a gift table at least have a gift spot. You don’t want people feeling awkward walking around with a gift that no one knows what to do with. 

    Post # 4
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    6 posts
    Newbee

    How about having a cardbox and guestbook on table with room for gifts.

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

    I would suggest having a really cute cardbox and space for gifts

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We had a lot of gifts. More cards, but we had so many gifts I had to ask my dad (who recruited some groomsmen to help) to take them to his place because we simply had no room to take so many. I was surprised. I thought the same thing as you – “does anyone bring gifts? Am I going to have this awkward empty table at the entrance?” Answer: yes they bring gifts! and even if there are only a couple, you’d be surprised how much room some of them can take up. One table with a cardbox should be enough, but make sure there is space near the table (on the floor/underneath) in case you run out of room.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We had mostly cards with 5 or 6 gifts..but all the boxes were huge so it took up a lot of the table

    Post # 8
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    Newbee

    I am not married yet. But In my sister marriage she got gift from around half of the guest.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We had maybe 3 gifts! The rest were cards.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Most of our gifts were checks inside cards.  For people who brought physical gifts – it was probably only 10 tops.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Norton Country Club

    My wedding hasn’t happened yet, but my sister’s just did. She had 2 registries with about 150 gifts total. We nixed the gift table the night before when I saw that only about 15 things had gone off the registries and because it made more dance floor space. Luckily her cookie bar table emptied pretty quickly because there were at least 50 packages and several dozen cards! It’s hard to tell for sure what people will bring, but having a back-up space saved some serious hassle. 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    we weren’t really expecting any packaged gifts (encore for both of us), so i just had a little space available on the table with the card holder and wedding wishes box.we received only a couple of gifts and the rest were cards with cash.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    We got 5 gifts and the rest were cards with checks.

    Post # 14
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We got maybe 5-10 gifts out of 95ish guests. The rest were all cards.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The majority of our guests had to travel, so bringing a gift would’ve been cumbersome.  I think we got maybe 2 gifts, the rest were either drop shipped directly to us or were in cards.

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